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“Fabulous service!!! Fabulous Food!!! Fabulous wine!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Punto Divino - CLOSED

Punto Divino
Via Mazzini, 229, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
+39.0584.31046
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Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
VillaCenami
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous service!!! Fabulous Food!!! Fabulous wine!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2011

I absolutely love this restaurant. As an American living in the area I sometimes tire of the same-old offerings everywhere. My Italian husband however, loves the same-old offerings everywhere. This restaurant is the perfect compromise. The dishes are traditional but with the slightest twist that keeps things interesting. I definitely recommend ordering the anti-pasta tasting. It is about €16 per person and 3-4 small dishes come out, again, all very traditional but still inspired. The owner could not be more friendly and helpful. He is so enthusiastic and truly passionate about the food and wine that he offers.
One other nice thing, which is somewhat rare at restaurants in Italy, is the HUGE selection of wines by the glass. The owner thinks about what you are each having and he either brings a bottle that he recommends or he will say, "you have this, you have this..." and bring everyone different wines by the glass.
One thing I am not used to as an American, but am getting used to here, is to completely trust the waitstaff and the owner. People do not work just for tips here so they are never trying to jack up the price of your bill. If you ask for a recommendation, or simply put your meal in the hands of the owner here, he will offer you what he is most excited about for the night. The bill will always be reasonable. It is such fun to visit this restaurant and I highly recommend it to any and all in the area or just passing through.

  • Visited June 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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Derbyshire
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic Evening of Italian Hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

We came across this Restaurant in the Green Guide, spotted it on the way back from the railway station and decided to book a table for that evening. We like our food and enjoy eating in good restaurants - we found the whole experience fantastic - food was excellent - and as we don't know much about Italian wine, the waiter bought us a different wine with every course.

We felt we had a good Italian dining experince (we were the only Brit's in there) and suggest that if you want to eat good quality food at reasonable prices, with added Italian charm - this is a must!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“PERFECT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

A motivated chef, who knows a lot about wine and food.
No nonsens, but a perfect and very tastful cuisine

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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berkshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“The best in Viareggio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2009

This is a super place, friendly, unpretentious and superb food and wine. The staff were delighted to tell us about thier food and wine and helped us make the very best choices, I cannot recommend this place enough!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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