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Ristorante Tropea Vecchia

Italian, Chowder, Soups
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Largo Barone, 89861 Tropea, Italy
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice restaurant; real good food

We were told to go to tropea Vecchia for dinner by the owner of our Hotel. Roberto from Residenza Il Barone advised us to there. Real nice atmosphere. Food tasted perfect and the service was very friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2014
Maurice L
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English first
Zandvoort, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This restaurant serves very fine authentic food. The large choice of fresh fish is a feast for the eye and mouth. They also make a great tiramisu. The owner and his wife are very friendly. We have had lots of fine meals there.

Thank beijne
New York City, New York
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Wonderful staff, polite and precise. They had great skills in suggesting exquisite daily specials while specifying precisely the prices. We had Linguine all'Astice (lobster spaghetti) for two, fried Surici (blue local fish) and Spigola alla Griglia (grilled bass) all soaked with a delicious Ciro. Had we gone there on our first night instead of our last, we would have come... More 

Thank TrustfulLove
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A great restaurant in the traditional southern Italian style. The food was great value and very good quality, while the staff (all from a local family) tended to our every need, despite their lack of English (and our lack of Italian). The pasta was very tasty as was the freshly caught fish (we had the Sea Bass). Highly recommended and... More 

Thank JonnieWoody
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161 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great food just like Mamma makes at excellent prices. Off the main drag you will find this small family trattoria in the historical quarter. Superb food.

Thank Bobandmaggie
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We ended up going to this restaurant every night; we were very impressed by the delicious food, but what really makes it is the atmosphere; very friendly, especially towards our lively toddler, who made lots of friends! It's very good value as well, and we can highly recommend it for anyone.

Thank Dave A
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Where do we start? The food here is amazing, a word that gets thrown around a lot but it was just amazing. If you like seafood you are in for a treat! Lovely location, very helpful staff (trying hard with the language barrier!) and you can look at all the fish and shellfish so you really know what you are... More 

Thank Rina D
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were told to go to tropea Vecchia for dinner by the owner of our Hotel. Roberto from Residenza Il Barone advised us to there. Real nice atmosphere. Food tasted perfect and the service was very friendly.

1 Thank Maurice L
Damme, Belgium
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

If your fed up with the tourist restaurants in the main streets, and looking for an honest and simple family run restaurant who serves super fresh food, don't look any further ... Don't expect an extensive wine list: they only serve a simple but ok regional wine.

Thank Philippe N
København, Danmark
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140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

it is a big outdoor restaurant, but the staff can manage - go for the seafood, you can see it on display - and try the things that look most exciting - it is worth it. we were there twice - and foodwise great - but some small mistakes errors (problems with payment machine,waiting time etc.,) will give 4 not... More 

Thank mnielsen1974
Stockholm, Sweden
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We visit this restaurant three times during our two week long visit in Tropea. I ate the Spaghetti Pomodoro every time and it was soooo good!! The best Pomodoro ever! The restaurant lay a little off but there were like six signs to show you the way so it wasn't a problem. The staff was so kind, and I think... More 

Thank Josefine R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Largo Barone, 89861 Tropea, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Vibo Valentia  >  Tropea
  • Phone Number: 096361899

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Soups


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