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Il Gatto e La Volpe

Via Abate Tosti, 83 | Antico Termopolio Romano, 04023 Formia, Italy
0771.21354
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Ranked #15 of 71 Restaurants in Formia
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tavern
With the experience did touring Italy and Europe working in the restaurant business, the brothers Antonio and Giancarlo Simeone, in 1987 opened a small inn with traditional cuisine. The journey of Il Gatto e la Volpe begins: a small place in the historic center of Formia, which brushes up the recipes from other times and so-called "poor" and, appropriately revised, offers them to its clients. Without being influenced by a very specific paper, Giancarlo and Antonio offer what the area, with its sea, the countryside and pastures, seasonally offers, to taste the right "local" product at the appropriate time.Verandah
The Restaurant Il Gatto e la Volpe, located in a former barn of the old district of La Mola, a few meters from the sea, is an elegant and rustic place, of charming and suggestive atmosphere, with a garden and a terrace. The typical local cuisine is mainly seafood and related products and local recipes. Offering a total availability of 60 seats, Il Gatto e la Volpe continues his journey in the culinary culture animating the table with some new and delicate creations, and ensuring the extraordinary freshness of the fish caught nearby.Winery
Il Gatto e la Volpe has a wine cellar with a curated selection of more than 250 labels. The Wine List in fact, offers a careful selection of some of the best labels of Italian producers who aime to quality research and exploitation of indigenous grape varieties. A first selection is made in the regions of Lazio and Campania, as in the cuisine approach based on the reinterpretation of traditional territory, located in the geographical and historical context at the turn of these two regions. Then, all the other regions of Italy, from Aosta Valley to Sardinia.OsteriaCon l’esperienza di chi ha girato l’Italia e l’Europa prestando la propria opera nel settore della ristorazione, i due fratelli Antonio e Giancarlo Simeone, nel 1987 aprono una piccola osteria con cucina tipica. Comincia così il cammino de Il Gatto e la Volpe, un piccolo locale nel pieno centro storico di Formia, che rispolvera le ricette della cucina di altri tempi e cosiddetta "povera" e la propone ai suoi clienti, opportunamente rivisitata.
Senza farsi condizionare da una carta ben precisa, Antonio e Giancarlo propongono ciò che il territorio con il suo mare, la campagna e i pascoli offre stagionalmente, per gustare il prodotto “locale” giusto al momento opportuno.VerandaIl Ristorante Il Gatto e la Volpe, situato in un ex granaio dell'antico quartiere La Mola, a pochi metri dal mare, è un ambiente elegante e rustico, dall'atmosfera suggestiva ed affascinante, dotato di giardino e tavoli all'aperto. La cucina è tipica locale, prevalentemente di mare e legata ai prodotti e ricette del territorio. Offrendo complessivamente la disponibilità di 60 coperti, Il Gatto e la Volpe prosegue il suo cammino nella cultura culinaria vivacizzando la tavola con qualche nuova e delicata creazione, e garantendo la straordinaria freschezza del pesce, pescato lì vicino.CantinaIl Gatto e la Volpe dispone di una cantina vini con selezione curata di oltre 250 etichette. La carta dei Vini infatti, propone un’attenta selezione di alcune tra le migliori etichette dell’enologia italiana i cui produttori si pongono come obiettivo la ricerca della qualità e la valorizzazione dei Vitigni autoctoni. Analogamente all’impostazione di cucina tipica basata sulla rivisitazione di piatti tradizionali del territorio, collocato in ambito geografico e storico a cavallo tra Lazio e Campania, una prima selezione è operata proprio in queste due regioni. A seguire tutte le altre regioni d’Italia, dalla Valle D’Aosta alla Sardegna.
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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Impeccable service, extensive wine collection and a very warm and friendly environment to enjoy as a couple of family. One of the true destination restaurants you must find during your visit...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

I am currently writting from the restaurant. I can say the food was great, the wine was perfect and the service excellent. The restaurant also looks very nice. It is placed in an old building and it also has a very nice terrace. I highly recommand the location, as I would definettly come back if I have the chance.

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Alba, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is a really nice restaurant in a overtouristic area where cheap pizzerias are the standard. The mixed antipasti gives you a nice starter showing the potential of the kitchen. A good selection of primi and secondi are available, both in meat and fish, but in this area the fish is of course the thing to go for. Wine list... More

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Gaeta, Italy
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We have eaten here several times the food is always great. The stuffed octopus is our favorite and the pastas are always good. The wine list is nice and extensive.

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København, Danmark
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93 reviews 93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

isolated - the food is OK, but prices are too high, an the service lacks. guess they are used to high paying visitors, and maybe just dont like families coming in!

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Moscow, Russia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011

Once I found this restaurant and try to come back in it every summer. Lovely cousin, perfect wine cellar, very pleasant prices.

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