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Osteria alle Carceri

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Via Fratelli Marozzi 7, 27100 Pavia, Italy
0382301443
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Innovative but not too innovative

November offered a menu with all truffles (black truffles) while they lasted. The pasta was very good indeed, and the truffles were fresh, as they should be, otherwise they are worthless. Traditional torte for desserts. No trace of one of my favourite dishes on the menu: the goose leg confit. Maybe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2014
Diago_34
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Adelaide, Australia
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87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Whilst roaming Pavia we saw a little sign at a side street pointing to an Osteria alle Carceri. The sign was above graffiti and everything should have said "forget it" but we were drawn in by something. When we reached the little restaurant and read the menu we though mmmm ... lovely pastas and the list of interesting dishes included... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Huge plates, we couldn't finish everything and it was such a shame because everything was delicious! Better book in advance.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,840 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Any place named for the old god may have ominous portends for what awaits inside, but we found this a darling osteria full of lovely local food. Rice is the star here and so is the salumi. Loved the river fish, while my femme chose the lake variety Nun plus ultra.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

November offered a menu with all truffles (black truffles) while they lasted. The pasta was very good indeed, and the truffles were fresh, as they should be, otherwise they are worthless. Traditional torte for desserts. No trace of one of my favourite dishes on the menu: the goose leg confit. Maybe next time?

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Pavia, Italia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Very difficult to express any sort of analysis as for the type of restaurant it is very much down to subjectivity. This then means that it is not a bad place. However, for the stile I prefer, my personal judgement is not positive. First of all the place presents its self as an Osteria of a certain level and this... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were wandering around looking for dinner and found this by accident. They open for dinner at 8. We made a reservation and returned. Our group was five persons. We had a cheese plate (six cheeses and don't ask me what they were!) and a meat plate (4 or 5 different things) and some raw chopped beef (cruda) for starters.... More 

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World
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Really creative menu and great quality of the food. Price was good too for that quality. Found it randomly, but I'll sure come back!

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Walking through Pavia my wife and I noted this little restaurant down a narrow street. It looked great and turned out to be just as one might expect, good knowledgeable staff, great menu including many local specials (try the kidneys with saffron risotto), and well cooked. An extensive wine list supplements the great food. Sure, it is a little squeezy... More 

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israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

we were a party of 4 , went into for lunch at 1400 pls. note that they close arround 1500 and than re-open later for dinner. we took the menu for the day and everything we picked was exelent, very fresh, not a tourish trap, very local dishes, lovley local vine , service a bit slow but this is the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We had two meals on the evenings of 10 and 11 October. Just a word of warning: the daily specials menu may be left up in the window but they do not do them in the evening - shame, as they look really interesting! The ambience and service are really good and relaxed; the menu has lots of interesting dishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Fratelli Marozzi 7, 27100 Pavia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Pavia  >  Pavia
  • Phone Number: 0382301443

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 74
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business

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