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“Delightful evening in a special setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Maffei

Ristorante Maffei
Piazza delle Erbe 38, 37121 Verona, Italy
0458010015
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Ranked #15 of 897 Restaurants in Verona
Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
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“Delightful evening in a special setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

After a long hot day, an evening between opera performances, all we wanted was a good meal in quiet surroundings, close to the hotel.
We found this whilst we men sneaked off for an early evening drink in the Piazza dell'Erbe and booked for 9.00pm, after the opera crowd had departed.
Well, admittedly we were 15 minutes late (not bad for southern Europe) but we had to wait another 15 minutes for our table, ameliorated by free glasses of prosecco! From there on, things simply got better! A good table on the edge of the cool courtyard and attentive service. The food was good all round the table - exceptional reviews for a risotto with summer truffles, for the veal chop, and the branzino.
All in, an excellent evening in a restaurant "protected" from the tourist hordes and at a price which seemed very reasonable - 190€ for 4 including a good choice of wines.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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pretoria
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“probably the best restaurant in Verona”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere so much we went back the following day. The service was excellent on the first day due to the waiter who was fluent in English. Sadly, on day 2, our waiter wasn't there so we had really lousy service with a lot of confusion surrounding our order (mainly for the kids). Notwithstanding this, the food is really good and this establishment should be on the gastronomic map of Italy.

Visited July 2013
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Horley
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“top verona restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

lovely open courtyard area just off piazza erbe finds this excellent restaurant. Booking is essential as its generally busy. Service is attentive and the food is generally very good. The antipasto sardines with palenta doesn't really work but the trout was very good, as was the secundi veal cutlet. Wines were good value.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Simply u-n-b-e-l-i-e-v-a-b-l-e!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

OK, I admit, I am a very spoiled eater, and it consequently is very difficult for any restaurant to thrill me through all courses - yet alone make me want to return.
Ristaurante Maffei accomplished both!

The "Rabit, Hunter Style", "home made noodles with lobster", ...or those with breathtaking Pesto and (cold!) goat cheese! The Risotto with black truffles,... The lamb chops, I promise you ave never tasted more tender ones ....or the pork medallions *heavenly* and the list goes on!

Do NOT(!) miss out on the "Fake Tiramisu with Coffe Cream and Strawberries" - no matter how stuffed you already are!

On top of everything else: Great Location just off Piazza Erbe in a quaint courtyard, classic music in the background and absolutely perfect service. (Try to get waited on you, by the young guy with the beard and excellent English!)

Within 3 nights we ate there twice and would have come agin had we stayed longer!

Visited July 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Food excellent as was the service. The owner was great!! A real character!!! Paul McCartney's band were dining at the same time, the night before the concert in The Arena!!! The owner was so pleased we told him who they were, he gave us limoncello, as a thank you, on the house!

Visited June 2013
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