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“Very good local restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria I Macelli

Osteria I Macelli
Piazza I Macelli, 55023 Borgo a Mozzano, Italy
058388700
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Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Bali, Indonesia
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Very good local restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Just had the pleasure of a 2nd excellent dinner at Macelli.
As we were lucky enough to be there during the truffle season we had excellent pasta with truffles followed by an excellent boar stew along with a bottle of local red. It's a very local restaurant (at least in the winter) and all the nicer for that. Altogether a very pleasant evening with good service and good food.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
lucca, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A total find in a quiet peaceful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I have been living up the road from I Macelli for summers, for the past five years and this year is the first time we have appreciated the range of fabulous dishes and the service, as well as more than decent prices. The mussels with garlic, oil and pepper are nothing less than fabulous. A dish of tagliatelle with a white sauce with rabbit is divine. The combination of fish and meat is quite perfect.
There is no disappointment here...and a nice surprise to keep coming back to, in winter as well as in the summer where terrace dining is delightful.

  • Visited August 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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Northampton
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food and great service - again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

3rd time here and still consistently good. Yes, relaxed service but just what we needed to cool down after a hot walk around beautiful Borgo.
Great generous starter of prosciutto and melon; gorgeous truffle pasta; slightly small tiramisu (but tasty) and very good value house prosecco. Yummy!
Well worth it - thoroughly recommended.

  • 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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Glasgow
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Steak tartar was delicious.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Taken here by a good friend and his wife, he's a Scottish based Italian who comes 'home' for a few months in the summer, lucky fella. We had a wonderful lunch in this converted former abattoir; steak tartar in 3 little rounds, each little mound of hand minced female veal topped with a different flavouring. Shaved black truffle, thinly sliced home pickled onion and quail's eggs, I couldn't get enough. Tagliatelle with more truffle, local, and raw egg yolk, stunning. and finally delicious pork with a strawberry sauce. Well worth a visit and not far from Barga, The most Scottish town in Italy.

  • Visited July 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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Geoje, South Korea
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Hidden away. Not many tourists.
Simple and traditional menu.
Limited wine choice, but local wines available.

Visited July 2013
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