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Lo Smeraldo

Via per Vignola, 247, 41053 Maranello, Italy
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Ranked #7 of 54 Restaurants in Maranello
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Ramsey, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is, hands down, the best pizza I have ever eaten! My husband and I always eat here on our trips to Italy. There is also a full menu with beautifully made food by the Chef Anna. Lello makes the most amazing pizza in the world. Not for from Modena and Bologna, this place is a must!

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Cascais, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

After visiting Ferrari factory we went for dinner at this restaurant. As Italian wines are not my speciality asked the waiter for a good wine. He suggested one rather expensive (60 euros) saying it was the best. It was horrible (Masi Costasera Amarone classico 1998). Made the waiter taste it and he said it was good. Asked for the manager... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We visited this restaurant on recommendation of the lovely staff at Hotel Maranello Village. We were greeted by a friendly young Male waiter who spoke very clear English (after our poor attempt at Italian!) and showed us to a table. The starter was great, but the main course of pizza was fantastic. Authentic Neapolitan pizza. The pizza was delicious, deep... More

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London
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95 reviews 95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I ate here with my mum in September 2013 while staying in the nearby Maranello Village hotel. The food was of very good quality and portions were of reasonable size. I had a tasty starter of parma ham, mozzarella, olives and tomatoes that easily fed two, a slightly disappointing porcini tagliatelle, an excellent quattro staggione pizza and, to finish, a... More

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mtl
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I recently visited Maranello with a good friend of mine and we had the pleasure of having dinner at this locale. It was my friend's first ever dinner in Italy (we ordered a classic margherita pizza and a mozzarella di bufala/ caprese salad apetizer) and he was absolutely blown away. As for myself, it was not my visit to Italy... More

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Newark
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

What a great restaurant! We had the best food of our trip here; the starters (parma ham and tuna) were the best I have tasted for a long while. Main courses were also excellent and there was an extensive wine list. If you are in the area it would be a shame not to go.

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Sale, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Never been here before but one of the best in the area. Even my fussy husband was impressed. My ravioli with spinach and ricotta and a sage and butter sauce was amazing washed down with a perfect temperature (so rare in Italy) cabernet merlot red wine and followed by a dessert of Bavarese. My husband had a pasta with onions,... More

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golan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We came to say hello to the owners and we got a pizza by meter, taste wonderful!!! Truly recommend it!

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Recommended by the Maranello Village Hotel, another place for fans of Ferrari. Went twice in two days, second time the waiter escorted us to "our" table. A real Italian family restaurant, even Pavarotti has been here. Food superb, they specialise in pizza and fish, if this sounds mundane, be disabused - fantastico, as the natives say. The desserts are pretty... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This has to be one of my favourite restaurants in the world. Whenever I come to Maranello, this is our first stop and we tuck straight into a pasta dish (usually two). My husband had the most amazing Gnocchi and the Pasta alle Vongole was a joy. We ate lunch and dinner here on the same day as we just... More

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