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Osteria I Macelli

Piazza I Macelli, 55023 Borgo a Mozzano, Italy
058388700
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have not reviewed Osteria I Macelli before, but I found this receipt dated 05/06/2012, (so can not truthfully select a date from your list) but I think this story tells a lot about this Osteria... Looking on Google Map realized it was the place we turned to in desperation at 9pm at night, because we had been turned away... More

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Rouen, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The restaurant is hidden away at an exit (or entrance) of Borgo a Mozzano. However it would be an error to miss it. The food is very good and original. It is made of fresh products. The service is very quick and very friendly. The prices are affordable. It is a very good address.

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Bali, Indonesia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Just had the pleasure of a 2nd excellent dinner at Macelli. As we were lucky enough to be there during the truffle season we had excellent pasta with truffles followed by an excellent boar stew along with a bottle of local red. It's a very local restaurant (at least in the winter) and all the nicer for that. Altogether a... More

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lucca, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I have been living up the road from I Macelli for summers, for the past five years and this year is the first time we have appreciated the range of fabulous dishes and the service, as well as more than decent prices. The mussels with garlic, oil and pepper are nothing less than fabulous. A dish of tagliatelle with a... More

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Northampton
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

3rd time here and still consistently good. Yes, relaxed service but just what we needed to cool down after a hot walk around beautiful Borgo. Great generous starter of prosciutto and melon; gorgeous truffle pasta; slightly small tiramisu (but tasty) and very good value house prosecco. Yummy! Well worth it - thoroughly recommended.

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Glasgow
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Taken here by a good friend and his wife, he's a Scottish based Italian who comes 'home' for a few months in the summer, lucky fella. We had a wonderful lunch in this converted former abattoir; steak tartar in 3 little rounds, each little mound of hand minced female veal topped with a different flavouring. Shaved black truffle, thinly sliced... More

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Geoje, South Korea
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Hidden away. Not many tourists. Simple and traditional menu. Limited wine choice, but local wines available.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Osteria I Macelli, is a brilliant restaurant, nestled at the back of Borgo a Mozzano, I have been there many times and even taken a group of 35 Scots "Club Gourmet" We have never had a bad meal, the service is second to none and very, very friendly, I cannot understand the reviewer who got bad service!!!!!! possible they should... More

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Located in the hills above Lucca, this restaurant is a perfect example of inexpensive but high quality, fresh, local cuisine that everyone told us we could experience in Tuscany. Our reservation was for the earlier part of the evening when it first opened. We chose a table, ordered a drink, and were pleasantly surprised to be presented with a very... More

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Expat in Tuscany
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

This is my local restaurant, and I have visited it many times over the years. But I rarely go there now, principally because it is rather unexciting and I cannot rely on it being consistently good. When it does not have an off day it is an enjoyable experience and on a hot summer's day you can sit outside. The... More

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