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“Pasta, pasta & a few other juicy courses” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sotto Il Santo - Spaghetteria

Sotto Il Santo - Spaghetteria
Piazza Garibaldi, 17024 Finalborgo, Italy
019 680087
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Ranked #3 of 10 Restaurants in Finalborgo
Price range: $14 - $29
Cuisines: Italian, Pasta
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Turin, Italy
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22 restaurant reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Pasta, pasta & a few other juicy courses”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

A well known small restaurant in one of the most beautiful Italian medieval Bourg: Final Borgo in Liguria.
The setting is a medieval square just inside the thick walls surrounding the Bourg, and it's astonishing narrow paths.
Some of the buildings around the square were recently restored, adding even more romance to the place.
The real restaurant is a very tiny one on the right side of the square, with the entrance set just below the statue of a Saint (therefore the name "Sotto al Santo" - "Under the Saint"
They serve any kind of pasta: dried, fresh, gluten free and even Kamut, with a large array of sauces (around 30 recipes) to combine with.
Portions are really great, the pasta comes perfectly "al dente" and their desserts are to die for.
The only bad side is not a tiny one: they do not accept reservations, valuing a "first come, first serve" policy. Great if you're there around 7.00 p.m., less nice after eight, when the average waiting time in summer is one hour!
The bright side is that you can stroll around the Bourg during your waiting time or catch the "tartaruga express"(turtle express), a tiny train that will drive you around.
As I said, a great place if you like simple and tasty Italian cuisine, and with really affordable prices...in a stunning place!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Food, atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We went there based on recommendations from some Italians we had met. The food was wonderful (home made troffie with vongole, as well as seafood sauce). The atmosphere was wonderful on the piazza (do eat on the terrace). The food exceeded expectations (although the wine left much to be desired....), and the price/quality ratio was very good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rome, Italy
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6 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

FOOD: MEDIOCRE (Very heavy)
Price: Middle-high
Position: Very good
Service: Good

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London
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great spaghetti!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

Simple sauces, great pasta, nice place, dependably good quality. Puddings are getting better and better. What more do you need?

Visited November 2011
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Bad attitude”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011 via mobile

I wouldn't know what the food is like as my boyfriend and I were sent away for wanting a table not near the door (there was a 4-top inside free). There's nothing I hate more than bad service at restaurants. Too bad as I would have really liked to try the spaghetti, but one insult is enough for never going b

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