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Officina del Gusto

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Via Placido Geraci 17/19, 89128, Reggio Calabria, Italy
+39 0965 332830
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Norman, Oklahoma
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170 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Monday night in Reggio di Calabria has many of the restaurants closed, so finding this good restaurant open was a bit of a coup for the 6 of us. The restaurant was almost full, indicating it's popularity. A bit off the Corso Garabaldi, behind the Castle. The chef is very active and that is very nice, the menu includes such... More 

Thank Dave S
Pompano Beach, Florida
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2015

We ordered the house antipasto which turned out to be an extensive tasting menu of local meat, fish, vegetable, grain, and legumes, each prepared in a distictive and memorable manner. For the main course we shared two different types of meat with salad greens and parmesan cheese - one type of meat was a tenderloin and the other a flank... More 

Thank Michael A
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

Our hotel owner suggested this restaurant and we were happy that he did. It was close to our B & B Pellicano and the food was excellent. Don't miss the suggested appetizer to share. The waitress kept bringing several different dishes, each one better than the next. She also suggested an excellent Calabrian wine to compliment our dinner.

1 Thank MosleyL
Reggio Calabria
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the numerous appetizers, the high quality and well prepared meat and choice of Italian wines. Great service. The price is not too high considering the quality and ambience offered. I do enjoy going back from time to time.

1 Thank ENO_FJ
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2015

An amazing place. Very little English and no menu but don't let that put you off. The food was amazing and the antipasti (all nine plates!!) were spectacular.

Thank Rob_and_Kate_Scotia
Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

This restaurant is one of the best I have encountered. Chef Fortunato Aricò is a generous and friendly host, as well as being a chef of great talent. The other customers were all repeat diners, which was easy to understand given the exceptionally friendly reception by both the waitress and the chef. The food makes great use of local ingredients,... More 

1 Thank David P
San Francisco
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2015

Having eaten fish non stop for 2 weeks, we felt like a MEAT break. Perfect place for a steak and a beautiful bottle of Italian wine. Our waitress helped pick the wine; which lines all the walls of the restaurant. Regular patrons perused the walls before making their choice. Our pasta was scrumptious and cooked, according to Calabrian specification, al... More 

Thank cannabelle-SF
Reggio Calabria, Italy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2015

This place is perfect , Fortunato and his efficient small team will pamper you to a unespected array of smacking good food and delighful ambiance. Bravi!

Thank pelli88
Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2015

It was our first evening in Reggio di Calabria. My boyfriend found this place from tripadvisor and we were very excited to try it out. It did not disappoint. We did not have any reservation on a Friday evening so we came early at the restaurant, around 7:30pm. When we got there, the waitstaff called out someone from the kitchen,... More 

1 Thank missjensoriano
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

An excellent culinary experience and recommend it highly. Don't hesitate as it's delicious. Friendly service and interesting wine choice. Catch a cab as parking is an issue.

Thank Foodlovermamma

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$37 - $43
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Placido Geraci 17/19, 89128, Reggio Calabria, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Reggio Calabria  >  Reggio Calabria
  • Phone Number: +39 0965 332830
Restaurant "natural food" in keeping with the culture of our land and the rediscovery of the traditional tastes. Research Laboratory of food and wine, with attention to detail and the raw materials used, is the ideal place to spend attractive moments conviviali.Tra activities, theme nights presentation products / producers, tasting workshops and cultural promotion of food and wine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?