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Ristorante da Paolino

Strada Vulpes, 34, Pescocostanzo, Italy
0864640080
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Tiptree, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Charming room and charming service. We had lunch, starting with bruschetta; one tomato and the other truffle. First courses of pasta with porcini and polenta with tomato sauce and sausage. When we left towards 2pm there was a queue waiting outside! Those serving were very helpful. Lovely homemade biscuits with dried small grapes were given to us from an attractive... More

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Delicious food, Great service which was knowledgeable and helpful, excellent wine list. the standout items were a chestnut pasta and slow cooked rabbit, both of which were fabulous and memorable, and a pork stinko which was beautifully cooked. Lovely greens as accompaniment. Also recall ravioli with pear and gorgonzola which we enjoyed.Great atmosphere and liked it so much that returned... More

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BATH UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Pure luck took us to the town of Pescocostanzo, and we are so glad we made the decision to come back for lunch. The town is quite unique and seems way off the mainstream tourist trail. We arrived at the restaurant at around 1pm on a sunday. Fortunately for us they had just one table for two left. There are... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

By chance we chose to eat here as we were sheltering from an unexpected downpour. What Luck! Delightful waitress who was very keen to practice speaking English, served us with charm and care. The food was delicious Ravioli with goats cheese and a pear sauce truly memorable. The restaurant was cosy with a friendly ambience. Service was quite quick, and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

What a classic Abruzzi restaurant. Delicious food, and very kind service topped off an extraordinary visit to this crazy, beautiful hilltop town that popped out of nowhere while driving through the Abruzzi hills.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We turned up on a quiet evening and had a lovely meal in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. I like the rather fussy, busy decor, but imagine it is not to everyone's taste, and can imagine that the dining room could get noisy and somewhat chaotic on a busy evening. The service began very attentively (maybe a little over the top)... More

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Boston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Ristorante da Paolino - a huge surprise in our own back yard. My husband and I own a home in Abruzzo, and over the past 16 years have eaten many beautiful meals in lovely places- Da Paolino surpasses them all. Cozy and inviting, lovely non invasive service. The pastas were tender and flavorful- especially the tagliolini with truffles- the full... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This was probably the best dining experience we've ever had. We arrived at the restaurant when they opened at 8 PM and finished at 10:30 PM. The food was superb, as was the service and attention, and the price was very reasonable.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Recommended by our B&B this was a spectacular restaurant. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was warm and relaxing. Our waiter, Luis, was very patient and helpful in deciphering the menu for us and helping us choose just the right thing. We had the best ravioli I've ever eaten (but don't tell my mom because hers are really good).

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Pescocostanzo is a small town/village in Abruzzo and was very quiet when we arrived. I was part of a group. The host, a wonderful lady, was superb. We had plates of cured meats and cheeses, an excellent pasta dish (excuse my ignorance, flat squares of pasta) in a rich ragu followed by a creamy dessert which was like a custard... More

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