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Vecchia Hostaria da Pepe

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Vico I piazza Roma 6, 88100, Catanzaro, Italy
0961726254
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A good reason to visit Catanzaro!

In a trip to Italy, you would not even think to visit Catanzaro, since it is not one of the usual touristic destinations. But this restaurant is good reason for a visit, since it is one of the best restaurants I have been in Italy. The atmosphere is really great, since it looks more like a big... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2014
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Serres, Greece
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Serres, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

In a trip to Italy, you would not even think to visit Catanzaro, since it is not one of the usual touristic destinations. But this restaurant is good reason for a visit, since it is one of the best restaurants I have been in Italy. The atmosphere is really great, since it looks more like a big house rather than... More 

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Baden, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Been there in 2011 The chef has been trained in some restaurants in Rome and that explains why, along with traditional Catanzaro cuisine he serves also Roman food. I had some Cacio and Pepe pasta and it was delicious. This was one of the best restaurants I have been to and I am glad it is in Catanzaro.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were lucky enough to be introduced to this great little family restaurant by some local friends. We had a really enjoyable evening. The food was excellent - we had a tasty , interesting variety of antipasti, then a dish of fried potato skins followed by a bowl of delicious (honestly) tripe which is a speciality of the area and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

If you want to feel like someone is cooking real food for you, this is the place to go, not a restaurant trying to produce anything more than great dishes with what they have that day. We have been so disappointed in Calabria trying to find somewhere you want to go again and again with friends and family, hence I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Have been coming to Calabria for 15 years, and wish we had found this earlier! Small restaurant down a small lane, ring bell to get in, full of locals clearly having fun, no menu. The choice was what was fresh that day, they clearly care about the food, the bread was lovely, wine local, the sort of place you want... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Great little restaurant centrally located with charming rustic interior. food of local cuisine and simple but tasty ingredients. service great and very good value for money, well worth a visit.

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Badolato, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

We stumbled across this jewel after doing battle with the bureacracy all morning. A lovely, cozy trattoria conveniently located near the theatre, government offices and centro storico. We had a pasta genovese per primo and a type of trippa, a local specialty per secondo. Accompanied by a delicious local vino rosso and excellent attentive service. We finished with a coffee... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vico I piazza Roma 6, 88100, Catanzaro, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Catanzaro  >  Catanzaro
  • Phone Number: 0961726254

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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