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“Mamma Mia.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Locanda delle Grazie

La Locanda delle Grazie
Piazzale Santuario, 2, 46010 Grazie, Curtatone, Italy
+39 0376 348038
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Grazie
Price range: $36 - $144
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Mamma Mia.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Known to the locals as 'Mamma's' this is a truly hidden gem that is a must to visit. Expect this medium sized restaurant to be busy though, the whole community eat here.
We met 'Mamma' who recieved the choices in wonderfully accented English and is one of life's characters.
This is not to be missed. Go in late August to see the street art in the village centre. Close by is the riverside park so a full day of relaxing can be had in this wonderful little village.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milan, Italy
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
“a well-named restaurant in Mantova!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Of the three creditable restaurants on the piazza by the Sanctuario delle Grazie in Curtatone (outside of Mantova), the Locanda delle Grazie is the best known . . . and for good reason. The interior is rustic but "allegra" (happy), with tablecloths, napkins, and the menu itself clothed in floral fabric. The offerings are rigorously Mantovano and for the most part traditional -- salumi and risotti for which the region is famous, tortelli con la zucca, agnolini and maccheroni "fatti in casa", cotechino and luccio (a local fresh-water fish) featured as main courses, competitively-priced red wines, semifreddo in various guises for dessert. Not much originality in the proposals (with one exception: the outstanding prosciutto served with a cheese "basket" made of Parmesan and filled with Parmesan "gelato".) However, the locanda's fame is based not on the originality of its menu but rather on the execution -- quality ingredients, perfectly cooked, cordially served, and generously portioned. Our family has visited many times in the last 10 years and Daniela, the owner and pivot-point for the operation, is unflaggingly warm, gracious, and professional. Make sure to reserve in advance, especially on weekends, as this place is on the radar screen of many foodies. Prices have risen accordingly, though they still represent good value for your dining experience.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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hong kong
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131 reviews 131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A very good restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

When I dined there, it reminds me a Japanese manga, a holy Waterdrop. A beautiful story behind the restaurant. No doubt, food is good and not pricey. Also, many choices of local wines. A must go restaurant in that area.

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Brussels, Belgium
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Simply an institution”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Waow, this place is really perfect.
The best value restaurant I know across the country.
Food is great and very generously served: the owner doesn't hesitate to propose you to share between 2 persons the dishes (with no extra of course).
Talking about the owner, she's really great, talking many languages and explaining all the menu with passion.
Plenty of stuff to buy for take-away there, including a fantastic wine list, with ridiculously low prices.
If you are in a reasonable driving distance from there, you should take the trip !

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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italia
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222 reviews 222 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
“always the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

I've been here many times and everytime I'm so satisfaied about the food and the staff. Prices are expensive but the quality is superb and you can also buy the homemade products. It's vital to reserve.

  • Visited November 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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