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“smashing place to eat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Amarena

L'Amarena
7 Place Paix, 41110 Saint-Aignan, France
0254754798
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Ranked #4 of 13 Restaurants in Saint-Aignan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“smashing place to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We have lived in France now for 7 years , during our first year the Amarena was recomended by some new friends, six years later, still the best place to eat
and that is not just the pizza's.
When did I visit? ...... been there lots of times since 95.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Where to Eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

L'Amarena is known for its delicious pizzas, but it is also a classic, bistro-like French-cooking restaurant. We had a marvelous time there during lunch, eating elbow to elbow with the locals. The conversation is casual and friendly, and it is a place to feel like you have really gotten to the heart of this wonderful, untouristy town. People flock in, and la patronne, Veronique, often has to redirect overflow crowds to nearby restaurants, but she does whatever she can to accommodate. Carry-out is also popular, as are dinner hours. Her husband makes great food, standing at his grill right in the dining room. They offer direct and efficient service, and the wine selection is limited but entirely adequate. Even the coffee is pretty good, and that can be a rare thing. When you leave, don't be surprised by the offer of an extra treat from the lollipop basket, or even a hug, and always friendly regards.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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