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Osteria Vecchio Mulino

Via Vittorio Emanuele 12 | Sul Marciapiede Che DA Piazza Umberto FA IL Giro Della Rocca Ariostesca, 55032 Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy
+39.0583.62192
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $34
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: WE ARE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS BY 8 NOVEMBER 2013 TO 27 NOVEMBER 2013 .SIAMO CHIUSI PER FERIE DAL 8 NOVEMBRE 2013 AL 27 NOVEMBRE 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Wine bar with no real kitchen doing cold cuts, cheese and various tasting dishes to accompany a nice glass or two of local wine. The building is great, we went into the back room and sat surrounded by wine, and hanging proscuitto hams. Not the cheapest meal, but the choice we had, and the opportunity to sample a good selection... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Going to this place is a treat; the best local food and wines! Best to go for lunch and ask for a mixed plate. It's not a restaurant with pizza, pasta, etc.. It's is tasting event!! Love this place. It's not cheap, but good value for money.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Andrea's demonstration of how to really enjoy the ham he carved was an entertainment in itself apart from the delicious meal we enjoyed.

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Zug, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Andrea's little osteria in Castelnuovo is a fantastic place for lunch. I have been there several times over the years and the quality of the food and the wine is excellent. Especially his dishes with Porcini are very nice, but also the selection of sausages is brilliant. This day we had the selection of everything which started with a salat... More

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Genoa, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A wide variety of cheeses and local salted meats and of Italian and French wines. Rice and vegetable cakes. , A typical "osteria garfagnina" with long wooden tables. A dip in the good old days ...

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Phoenix, AZ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our group of eight friends, scattered around the globe, met in northern Tuscany to rent a villa near Fivizzano. We visited a number of highly rated restaurants in the area, but our meal at Osteria Vecchio Mulino was hands down one of the highlights of our trip. Certainly our day in Catelnuovo di Garfagnana was the best day of our... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We got this place recommended and it was definitely worth the trip! At first sight, the restaurant looks quite simple, but this place doesn't disappoint. The host Andrea made us feel like home, and it was such a great experience! We got a large plate of mixed cheeses and cold cuts followed by a heavenly union of freshly picked rasberries... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Just had a fantastic taster menu of local , meats, cheeses and cakes served and explained at every course by affable host Andrea. Charming authentic Italian lunch with all the background on where the local produce came from A great little find on the back of a Telegraph article that recommended the train trip up the valley from Lucca. We... More

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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We arrived late last Thursday night and ate a quick bite here. The host, Andrea, makes you feel at home as he is affable, attentive and knowledgable and we enjoyed a large plate of various cheeses together with a beer and a coffee. He has a wonderful wine collection too. I have no hesitation recommending this restaurant.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A group of us (8) had a gourmet lunch here and had a wonderful time with Andrea. He gave us full attention and the food, cheese and wine he presented was awesome. Then he gave us an insight into cutting and tasting prosciutto as well as cutting the huge (250g) mortedella. What a great day and a outstanding experience.

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