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Locanda del Carmine

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Piazza del Carmine, 7/a, 27100 Pavia, Italy
+39 0382 29647
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cooking and service performed with passion

Even if outside the main tourist season you need to reserve in advance. The restaurant is nicely located in the same square where you find the Chiesa Santa Maria del Carmine., originally was part of a church around 950 by Bernardo Conti and then again reconstructed in 1652. The Locanda is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
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Winterthur
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Even if outside the main tourist season you need to reserve in advance. The restaurant is nicely located in the same square where you find the Chiesa Santa Maria del Carmine., originally was part of a church around 950 by Bernardo Conti and then again reconstructed in 1652. The Locanda is decorated with warm southern colors. The food is great... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This restaurant in a wonderful piazza specialises in food for those coeliacs who need gluten free food. Our lunch was so good that we returned for dinner the next day. This time we chose four more courses from the special gluten free menu and again they were superb. The food was really elegantly served too on spectacular dishes and the... More 

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Pavia, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We went in a group of 8, so I enjoyed a chance to taste several dishes, in addition to my own. All were extremely tasty and refined. A memorable fish and artichokes combination deserves a special mention. The only criticism I could raise is the significantly variable servings of the first courses: certain servings were generous (on Italian standard), others... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice place in a wonderful location. The service is careful for Italian standards. The food, however, is average, and certainly non memorable. The risotto was sort of the highlight, but this can be expected in Pavia. Overall, I think this is overrated.

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Bern
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I had dinner here with a colleague. The food was good, but not spectacular. The location was fabulous, especially at night when the church and square were illuminated. Sit outside under the canopy for the view.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Everything at Locanda del Carmine was fabulous! The food was outstanding, some of the best I've had in Italy. The owners went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of and happy. The wine we were recommended was excellent and paired well with all of our meals. The decor and location make this restaurant a cozy and... More 

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Opole, Poland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Locanda del Carmine has a homely and warm atmosphere, a brilliant setting for what goes on to be an excellent experience. Owners, Lorella and her husband, were on hand and friendly throughout our meal, being attentive without over-bearing and helpful without pushy. I was brought an English menu and Lorella gave me recommendations in English so I wouldn't feel out... More 

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California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My pasta dish was outstanding, but the fish entree was mediocre, and not too fresh either. The portions are on the small side, even by the Italian standards, but OK. Somewhat overpriced for what they are. The service was very good, except that they brought me a carafe of chilled tap water, instead of a bottle of 'naturale' which I... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

At the piazza with the old church backdrop, it can not get any better. Food is excellent, inventive, service is personal and attentive. We had excellent seafood lazanette - Lazania with creamy fish sauce, light and delicious pumpkin ravioli and exceptional selection of Pavia salumi. Washed down by Lombardian white wine from shores of Lake Garda and finished with aged... More 

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Hyde Park, New York, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

The atmosphere and decorations make this place look great and has a very fine dinning, but family appeal. The range of choice on the menu are very traditional italian food, while also being as tasty as they appear. The menu which does not happen at most places, has an english menu so if you dont speak italian you still can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza del Carmine, 7/a, 27100 Pavia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Pavia  >  Pavia
  • Phone Number: +39 0382 29647

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 67
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?