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Rosticceria

Barnfield Road, Exeter, England
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Ranked #96 of 411 restaurants in Exeter
Cuisines: Italian
Description: Continental bar and self service restaurant - take away available
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Description: Continental bar and self service restaurant - take away available
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Myself and my partner have been visiting this lovely place run by a fantastic, welcoming family for years. We popped in for lunch on Valentine's Day and as usual were not disappointed. The choice of Italian dishes on offer is broad, exceptionally fresh and always filling. Nothing is too much trouble for the owner/managers and even on the bleakest Winter... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

What a lovely evening! We booked a family table for 6.30pm after reading fantastic reviews. We were not disappointed ! Sadly we were the only diners but this did not ruin the atmosphere! We could not have been made to feel more welcome than we were! The service was the best, warm & friendly, nothing was too much trouble. We... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I have only been here for breakfast on a few occasions so can't comment on the main Italian courses, however it is extremely good value and also good quality, and they aren't frugal with the portion sizes like lots of places. For two huge cooked brunches with drinks on the weekend we paid just £11. The coffee is also exceptionally... More

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Minehead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We stumbled upon this great authentic Italian on our way back to the Car park on the Quay. I'm not usually an Italian food fan but this has definitely changed things! We were offered a choice of Fresh dishes with various Salads, i don't know the name of the Pasta and Sauce we had but the Plates were empty in... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

A local business, not part of a chain, they really care about their customers and will do everything possible to make you feel at home, if it means making another zingara (delicious savoury light snack) or bruschetta and bringing it to your table, then that is what they will do. Pizza, pasta and salads all made freshly on the premises,... More

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Devon, UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Called on spec, with a group of colleagues, for lunch between business meetings. Wide choice of hot Italian dishes available over the counter, making service swift. Tasty pasta and pizza, excellent coffee or soft drinks, all served with a smile and friendly banter. Choice of spacious indoors or sunny outdoor seating. Exactly what was required in the middle of a... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This genuine Italian restaurant has been long established in Exeter. Expect a family meal rather than fine dining. The lunchtime specials are excellent value and there is a changing selection of pizzas, pasta and salads. Also a good place for coffee, cakes and filled baguettes; this restaurant is a popular lunchtime venue for local workers. Families are welcome and there... More

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

If you are sick of spending your money in corporate chain restaurants and want good basic italian food when you are on a shopping trip then this fits the bill. Its a bit of the beaten track near to Southernhay but it has plenty of space, service is quick and they are very friendly. The food is tasty and reasonably... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Real Italian food? I don't think so! Lunch was more like a Tesco readymeal than anything I've had in Italy. There was also some confusion over the bill, 'I give it to you for £14', and no receipt was given. The food was stodgy and lacking in flavour, like eating in a school canteen or even a soup-kitchen.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Wonderful Italian pasta from genuine Italian family. Possibly the best in Exeter. Setting is a bit canteen like but for a lunchtime meal fantastic. Plenty of space to sit. Great value.Don't expect fine dining presentation.

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