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American Bar

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Via Luigi Razza 15, 89861 Parghelia, Italy
+39 0963 601833
Today
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 33
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyed the atmosphere and free wi-fi

We stayed at a local holiday rental and came here most evenings. The atmosphere was really relaxed, the staff were friendly. I would advise travelers to take a Italian phrase book if they don't speak Italian, we got by using this and the staff were really helpful. The beer was nice, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

When in Tropea city area do visit the American Bar in Parghelia which is about five minutes away driving. Croissants, coffee and gelato all excellent and free wi-fi. Frank was very friendly and helpful with good general advice and very good sense of humour. Its situated at the entrance to Parghelia village. Very good for organizing your days. We went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Yum! The peach gellato is highly recommended... Caffe excellent... Waitstaff accommodating... Easy walk from the Villa

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curlynirvana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed at a local holiday rental and came here most evenings. The atmosphere was really relaxed, the staff were friendly. I would advise travelers to take a Italian phrase book if they don't speak Italian, we got by using this and the staff were really helpful. The beer was nice, and the ice cream was lovely. The free wi-fi... More 

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Senior Contributor
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17 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Came here a couple of evenings for Gelato with young children and was just average icecream. Also quite a few young people drunk hanging around... So not that pleasant an experience. Felt a bit unsafe. Icecream nothing special. Staff not that friendly. Bit offhand. Not going back.

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Berkshire, UK
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111 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Seen other reviews and we went to try. The service is good but the ice cream is nothing special but at least is not bad! Relaxing bar in Parghelia

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Stockholm, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We got hair and a fly in our ice cream. The service was terrible because the only thing the person behind the counter said;" it's not mine" when we went back with the ice cream. No money back or even an offer of a new one. Would never recomend this place to anyone!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Although ice cream are amazingly delicious, a coperto charge of 1.50 € per person is a misunderstanding. If you want to taste ice creams take them with you and sit in a park in the oposite.

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London
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62 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The American Bar is a meeting point for many in Parghelia, tourists and locals alike. It offers coffee and croissants in the morning plus newspapers and magazines. It has a gelateria and in the evening it is a cocktail bar with an extensive menu. Great little place, simple and unassuming.

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Berkshire
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6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Every one is looked after so well by Franco and the staff. This place gets very busy and has an international atmosphere where locals and tourist alike enjoy the patio. I soon got used to the bottled beer and now have a taste for ice cream in a way I have never done before. Bliss !

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Launceston
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Very nice coffee, and lovely gelati and granita. Best thing is free wifi, which is very handy. Some English is spoken which is also helpful for the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Luigi Razza 15, 89861 Parghelia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Vibo Valentia  >  Parghelia
  • Phone Number: +39 0963 601833
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?