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“Delightful dinner!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Al Pinturicchio

Al Pinturicchio
Via Dardano, 89861 Tropea, Italy
+39 0963 603452
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Ranked #21 of 98 restaurants in Tropea
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Boston
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“Delightful dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

We recently enjoyed a delicious dinner here at Al Pinturicchio. The fish was fresh and nicely prepared, and the eggplant parmesan was one of the best I have ever tasted. We loved the location... in a quiet alleyway that was most quaint. The restaurant was busy with locals and tourists, yet the service was timely but not rushed at all. Heartedly recommended!

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East Sussex
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26 restaurant reviews
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“Pinturicchio revisited.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Arriving into Lamezia Terme airport, ravenous, at 9pm and with an hour or more drive ahead of us, there is only one place to which we are headed and it is not our apartment. Pintchurrio accepts patrons until 10:30-11pm 364 days a year and the quality does not dip, no matter what time of the evening (or year) you arrive.

On being seated we immediately ordered 3 Morretti alla spina - beer on tap is not so common in Calaria and always tastes better - which helped us to unwind after our flight. The surroundings at Pintchurrio also help our relaxation, being seated al fresco, in between several buildings with paintings adorning their exterior walls, and with the stars and night sky as a ceiling; simply beautiful.

We ordered a house pizza, an onion frittata, rocket salad, aubergine Parmigiana (still the best I have ever tasted) and wolved down the lot between us. This is what we had been waiting for! Simple fare, but well executed and full of flavour, the food was as good as always; we are relatively regular visitors to Pintchurrio and the quality is just as regular. The service is also superb, with the feeling that you are part of the family each time you visit, whether each occasion is every 3-6 months or it's your first visit.

There are seemingly endless places to eat in Tropea and even more in Calabria itself, but I want to reiterate how important it is that you visit Pintchurrio if you are ever near Tropea. You will not be disappointed.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Pizza, Cool Setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

The restaurant is literally just tables set on the narrow little street. Fantastic food. Try the white pizza with tuna. Also had fish, which was exceptional.

Visited June 2012
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“Outside our front door”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

Just been to this lovely wee place in the heart of tropea old town. Brilliant setting in old town streets. Fantastic service, lovely house wine. Amazing pizza, special seafood selection with mussels (cozze) cockles and razor fish in the best seafood/ tomato sauce I've ever had. Try the parmagana de melanzoni, brilliant.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Don't listen to the guide books when they mention this place is hard to find...it is not...after all, how big is Tropea? I love the way it is tucked around the corner, the best tables have spilt onto the streets and the seafood is outstanding. Deserves every award it recieves ....hope other travellers sing their praise too.

Visited July 2012
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