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La Torre degli Aquila

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Corso Strada Nuova 20, Pavia, Italy
0039 0382 26335
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 148
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Extraordinary Risotto!!!

We've travelled Italy a lot. It's getting harder to find the old Italy of warmth, value and amazing food. We rediscovered it here. The most extraordinary risotto we've ever eaten, served by the most delightful, and dare I say, overqualified host, Dimo, that we've met in years. Super highly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2012
Tonypretch
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I lived in Italy for 11 years, I'm 23 now...so I know Italian food very very well. This is one of the rare places where you can try real Italian food as the grandmas used to prepare. The place is small (reservation recommended) and old style, built in one of the hundreds of tower that Pavia used to have. I've... More 

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Lier, Belgium
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

As I had the privilege to study in Pavia for 5 months I've had the opportunity to thoroughly experience the local cuisine. And in my humble opinion this is the best place (or one of the best places) to eat in Pavia. The homemade bread is amazing and you can taste the freshness in every dish. Make sure you book... More 

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Paris, France
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I experienced this osteria at lunch time in a business context (casual). The place is nice and gies a feeling of "home", something more than lounge style restaurant. I would recommend this place for ocuple or small groups of friends. If you have a big group in the restaurant I think it is not right for the other customers (noisy)... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We had chosen this restaurant based on tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed!!! We were a party of 7 so we decided to order all different dishes in order to taste a bit of everything... Well, let me tell u, they were all amazing!!! Especially the risotto and the veal shank. Ho, I was just about to forget about... More 

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Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

While on a business trip my host insisted that I overnight in Pavia just for the privilege of eating at this restaurant. It was worth the effort in every respect. Chef Dimo and Maria, his wife, serve authentic Italian cuisine with enthusiasm. When it comes to good food and fine wine, language is no barrier. Everything was fresh and cooked... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We stumbled into this lovely little restaurant at lunch hour by chance and what a surprise that was! The friendly staff didn't speak English and that was a very good sign. There was no fixed menu for lunch and that was another good sign - only the freshest ingredients were served! The pasta dishes that we ordered, pesto linguine and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012 via mobile

We've travelled Italy a lot. It's getting harder to find the old Italy of warmth, value and amazing food. We rediscovered it here. The most extraordinary risotto we've ever eaten, served by the most delightful, and dare I say, overqualified host, Dimo, that we've met in years. Super highly recommended!

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London
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

We entered by chance as it was late at night and needed something to eat and this was the only place we could find. You would hardly know it was a restaurant from the outside. No English spoken but just order anything from the menu it was all good. The service was simple and charming and the prices were very... More 

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Cassis, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

I really loved this restaurant. It is in the very center of the city. The ambiance is simple and warm, a medieval tower. The food is extremely good: creative, but always using good materials from the tradition. Good choice of wines. We spent 45€ per person, that is not exactly cheap but it was commensurate to all the food and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corso Strada Nuova 20, Pavia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Pavia  >  Pavia
  • Phone Number: 0039 0382 26335
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?