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Via Spiaggia del Lago 20, Castel Gandolfo, Italy
0693802029
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Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Tuusula, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It's good to see that all things in the world are not in constant change -- we keep going back to La Quintessa because of its fine atmosphere and great food as well as the correct and friendly attitude of the staff.

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Arusha
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The food is very good indeed - the Char-grilled Tuna fillet with olive oil and lemon juice, the Gnocchi with an asparagus sauce and a deilcious cheese platter...not forgetting the mixed cold charcuterie ..lovely Staff..well done -Richard Johnston

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Although a gazillion of pubs exists along Lago Albano's shoreline, only a few of these places actually seem to be open in winter (i.e. from November onwards). Lacking in alternatives (in fact we only spotted one other place that was open), we resorted to La Quintessa. Foodwise, we found everything somewhat okay (nothing special, really). Yet the food was comparably... More

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Nice, France
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

picked this restaurant thanks to trip-advisor and it was a very good choice we had a bit of trouble with the translation of the menu , but everyone in our group had a great meal service was great also and the decoration and location are great would definitely return here

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Rome
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is a restaurant that is beutifully decorated, with a terrace overlooking the lake and Italian food that is different for a change from the food served in most of the restaurants in the Castelli Romani. We had pasta with wild boar, porchetta and fried calamari and prawns. The roast potatoes with olives, rosmary and onions were delicious as well... More

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Staten Island, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The restaurant is local on a large lake in or near Castel Gandolfo. We had an incredibly good dinner and returned the next night with friends. While it was still good it wasn't quite as "great." My wife ordered the chicken tureen with vegetables and I had the most delicious order of clams and mussels in a tomato sauce. That... More

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Rumford, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Great seafood and a nice rack of lamb. Very convenient to our hotel.

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Helsinki, Finland
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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

Such a stylish place, decorated with very good taste. Had a dinner here once and wish it wasn´t the last evening in Castel Gandolfo. Would have wanted to return there definitely. We had a dinner at the terrace. Service was very good, food was delicious and they had nice wine selection. There´s beautiful lightning on the terrace. Wish this restaurant... More

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London
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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

We ate here in a large group of about 20 after a disastrous meal the previous night elsewhere. Recommended by the hotel, but the welcome and friendliness was genuine, the food was excellent, and the wine range good. Would have eaten here again given the chance.

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