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Via Spiaggia del Lago 20, Castel Gandolfo, Italy
0693802029
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing food, fantastic environment.

I went to Lago Albano some weeks ago and we booked this place for lunch. First of all, the place looks fantastic: gorgeous decoration, nicely located by the lake, very charming all in all. Then the food arrived. I had ordered some starter, which was nice, but then the first plate arrived. I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
Jorge C
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Rome, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I went to Lago Albano some weeks ago and we booked this place for lunch. First of all, the place looks fantastic: gorgeous decoration, nicely located by the lake, very charming all in all. Then the food arrived. I had ordered some starter, which was nice, but then the first plate arrived. I had ordered some "Cacio e Pepe" pasta,... More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on a long road trip. Food was good and friendly staff. Enjoyed the stop and the view of the lake. Would recommend

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Thank Ross P
Livingston, West Lothian
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We drove to Lago Albano which is stunning and decided to avoid the ominous dark clouds by popping into the nearest restaurant which, very fortunately for us, turned out to be La Quintessa. Wow!! The food was amazing - each course was delicious!! The waitress was also lovely and tried to help us understand the menu, but thankfully we had... More 

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Thank Balloolah
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We found this restaurant as we were about to turn away after driving along the lakeside past a host of grungy looking cafés. The surroundings are really quirky, tables covered in old sewing machines or globes, bookshelves full of cookery books and mannequins between the tables. Each table has a date sticker, hard to explain the surrounding, but really worth... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Almost two years ago we spent one night at Castel Gandolfo and were lucky enough to ask our hotel owner for a good restaurant. Took us a while to find the restaurant but we were so happy that we did. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, staff were smiling and friendle and the food: absolutely amazing. From start to finish,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We were told by out Hotelier to make a visit to this restaurant and were not disappointed.......really good past dishes,good service in all a nice experience.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We journeyed to this restaurant from the Excel Hotel Ciampino and a taxi was ca 20e. It was well worth it tho as the pizza, pasta, sea food and steaks were amazing and deserts were superb. We were very well loked after by a waitress who used to work in London so no probs with English. I ordered a bottle... More 

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Tuusula, Finland
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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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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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Goslar, Germany
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4 reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Spiaggia del Lago 20, Castel Gandolfo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Rome  >  Castel Gandolfo
  • Phone Number: 0693802029

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?