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Pizzeria Vecchio Forno

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Via Caivano, 89861 Tropea, Italy
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 92
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  • 43
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  • 24
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing Pizza

I was in Tropea for 2 weeks in October. We ate here twice. The pizza was amazing. The dough was incredible. The service was good considering how busy it was. Lots of locals eat here and other Italian tourists as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Steph_Buongiorno
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Toronto, Canada
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The first time we came to this restaurant it was delicious, however the second time wasnt as good- the pizzas weren't cooked well. It can also get very busy at dinner time, no reservations so get there early. Proper Italian experience.

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Liberec, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited this restaurant thanks recommendations on an internet touristic guide. The appetizer was weak. Seafod was marinated in oil, purchased in the store. For 7 EUR It was a very big disappointment for us. Pizza is much different. It has thicker dough, which I appreciate. It is tougher, but it tastes good. The staff is a bit unpleasant. Around... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Delicious pizza, made with fresh ingredients, tasty crust. A wonderful meal eaten al fresco, in a narrow alley that becomes a dining room. Couples, families, everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. A very popular place amongst locals and tourists.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was in Tropea for 2 weeks in October. We ate here twice. The pizza was amazing. The dough was incredible. The service was good considering how busy it was. Lots of locals eat here and other Italian tourists as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a little gem tucked away in a back street of tropea. The seating is part outside and part inside. They have the biggest wood fired pizza oven I have seen and certainly lives up to the high scores it has by all who experience a visit here. Open until end November - fabulous !

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We have been at vecchio forno for dinner. I have been in many pizzeria in italy and abroad (I am italian but living abroad): I have eaten at vecchio forno definitely the worst pizza ever tasted. We have taken pizza margherita, focaccia with insalata di polipo and pizza with tropea red onions. We expected to receive pizzas but these were... More 

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San Vito dei Normanni, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We stumbled upon Vecchio Forno while meandering the back streets on a Tuesday night, many of the restaurants were closed or empty. This Pizzeria was very busy, so we decided to go. Initially we sat outside but it seemed like the more interesting atmosphere was inside so I asked for a table inside when one became available. We saw the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Chanced upon here looking for a good wood burning oven pizzeria and spoke to the owner as he prepared for the evening. Gets very busy at night so arrive early to get a nice table in one of the alleyways. Service from one young waiter was a bit surly but other than that excellent. Great selection of pizzas with local... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

we ordered two pizze, one quattro formaggi and a frutti del mare. both looked similar, not very big and slighty burnt. the taste was not too bad, but lets be honest, you are in Italy and you can expect a certain standard. the staff was not very friendly, I tried to order in Italian, but the waiter didnt let me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful to eat at this place and to enjoy the unique atmosphere at a very modest price. The home made sweets are also wonderful to enjoy. I'm highly satisfied.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Caivano, 89861 Tropea, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Vibo Valentia  >  Tropea

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

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