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“Fabulous” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hostaria dell' Arco

Hostaria dell' Arco
Via M D'Eramo 60 | Presso Porta S. Antonio, 67039 Sulmona, Italy
+39 0864 210553
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Ranked #5 of 49 Restaurants in Sulmona
Price range: $31 - $37
Cuisines: Soups
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Excellent antipasto, get the cod fish balls in tomato sauce, incredible. Great house wine,

Ownervspeaks good english

Visited September 2012
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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Charming place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We ate here based on the reviews, and found the food and staff to be what we expected. The buffet antipasto was a nice change, and had some very yummy options. They brought out little bread pockets (fresh from the oven) and they were delicious! Reasonably priced, good food... a good option while you enjoy Sulmona!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Quality and friendliness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Sulmona has a few interesting restaurants to choose from. We found this little Hosteria towards the end of our stay, we were staying not far from it but for some misterious reason never went in.
That is until the night before last, when tired of walking decide to give it a try.
Arrived early as usual (compared to the usual local custom). The place is not big but feels cozy (we went at night) the owner gave us a friendly reception while finishing to prepare the abundant antipasti buffet (see to believe), and was not only helpful but also very patient describing the menu and the dishes they were offering "out of the menu" that night.
We chose to try the buffet (we were three) and the "primi". Beware: go easy with the buffet as the pasta portions are very generous. I especially appreciated the papardelle with hare sauce and decided to push it all down with a nee Montepulciano d'Abruzzo recommended by the staff.
In all the bill was slightly higher than other places but nowhere else did we struggle so much stuffing with so much food. Enthusiastic about this nice experience we decided to return the following night. Same excellent and friendly service and same quality food. Did I mention to go easy with the buffet? Found it hard to resist not tasting all the dishes again and as happened the previous night, had a hard time finishing the dinner. Great experience, twice.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Lots of character and amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

This place is really quirky - not your average pristine restaurant! You can go here and hear random arguments coming out of the kitchen and you tend to eat what they recommend rather than what's on the menu!
I love it though - they do the MOST AMAZING Abruzzan gnocchi (better than gnocchi elsewhere)!

Visited July 2012
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“Great Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Excellent Osteria with a wonderful antipasti buffet and delicious primi and secondo. Very very good value.

Visited August 2012
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