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

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  • 54
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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
great decor plus excellent food.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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
3 restaurant reviews
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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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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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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47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business

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