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“Wow - fantastic food and excellent service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cantina della Torre

Cantina della Torre
Via della Torre, 2/b | Corner Piazza San Prospero to the Church, 42121 Reggio Emilia, Italy
+39 327 435 4976
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Ranked #15 of 390 Restaurants in Reggio Emilia
Price range: $24 - $37
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar, Winery
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Salsamenteria tipica Emiliana con vendita ma sopratutto con degustazione. Offriamo taglieri dei migliori salumi e formaggi italiani accompagnati da splendide giardiniere, mostarde confetture e mieli. Serviamo i migliori vini prodotti nel nostro territorio, vini biologici e biodinamici di piccole cantine che producono vere e proprie eccellenze. Una selezione di piatti come carpacci di chianina di Canossa, Sandwich di nostra esclusiva produzione, tartare di cavallo e di fassona, baccala', affumicati di trota di torrente direttamente dal nostro appennino, Crespelle, lasagne, cannelloni, Insalate e dolci fatti in casa. Selezione di distillati e caffe' importato da El Salvador.Deli with sale but especially with tasting. We offer platters of the best Italian meats and cheeses accompanied by beautiful gardener, jams and honey mustard. We serve the best wines produced in our area, organic and biodynamic wines from small wineries that produce real excellence. A selection of dishes such as carpaccio of Chianina of Canossa, Sandwich our exclusive production, and fassona horse tartare, cod ', smoked trout stream directly from our Apennines, crepes, lasagna, cannelloni, salads and homemade desserts. Selection of spirits and coffee 'imported from El Salvador.
London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Wow - fantastic food and excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

In 11 days in Reggio, I ate here 4 times, and could keep going back to try other dishes on the menu.
Alessandro and his staff are very welcoming and helpful. Although they speak excellent English, they were patient with my attempts to speak Italian. They provide an attentive but not intrusive service.
The boards of cheese and/or salumi are excellent - such a variety of choice. There are different sizes to allow for different appetites and for sharing. The other dishes are also wonderful - freshly prepared and tasty.
There's a good choice of wine, even by the glass, so I was also able to taste different wines, with Alessandro recommending different ones depending on what I ate.
And don't miss out on the Bargnolino - simply fantastic wild plum brandy.
And all at a very reasonable price.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alessandro B, Proprietario at Cantina della Torre, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Thanks Kate! hope to see you soon! the bottle of bargnolino is waiting for you!! Bye!
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  • English first
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“great locally sourced food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The meal we ate here was among the best I've had. Everything was sourced locally and was just delicious. The owner was very kind, and even gave me an amazing wild plum brandy to cure my cough!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, Alabama
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Amazing food and service. Go now!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

On October 19, 2013 my wife and I ate lunch at Cantina della Torre. We were greeted by Alessandro, the owner. Thankfully, he spoke English very well. With his guidance, we ordered a selection of local meats, cheeses, caprese and wine. The plate came with two types of honey. One was an amber colored chestnut honey and the other was significantly lighter, to the point of being almost clear. All of the food was wonderful. We finished our meal with barngolino, which is a local digestive. It is made with local berries and has a distinctive sweet, fruity flavor. If you would like to buy a bottle of the digestive then you will have to find one locally since just a short distance out of town it is unheard of. Alessandro's service was excellent. He understood that we were looking to learn about the local area and was able to guide us across the menu to the best choices. As an American, I also appreciated the spotless restroom and the fact that they had hand soap. So many places in Italy have terrible bathrooms! Overall the experience was very enjoyable and an easy choice for anyone that is in the Reggio Emilia area.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alessandro B, Direttore at Cantina della Torre, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Thanks a lot!!!! i will send to you a bottle of bargnolino!!!!
Enjoy!!!
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Milan, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

My husband and I had a lunch at this charming place on a Tuesday afternoon in September. We had a big plate of different salami and cheeses, accompanied with fruit sauces and honey. The accetto balsamico was exquisite! After we took carpaccio with funghi porcini (first of the season) and rostbeef with some good red vine. The price was good and the service was splendid. The owner was very witty and welcoming.
If you are in Reggio Emilia I definitely recommend this place!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great tour of regional food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I ate here and it was wonderful! The owner spoke perfect English, explained and translated the menu and suggested a platter sampling of all of the regional offerings. It was delicious and so much food for the price. A great way to start our visit to Emilia romagnia.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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