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Osteria alle Carceri

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Via Fratelli Marozzi 7, 27100 Pavia, Italy
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food. Perfect recommendation of wine. To top it off fantastic desert. Definitely recommend. 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼

Thank Steven R
Adelaide, Australia
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119 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Whilst roaming Pavia we saw a little sign at a side street pointing to an Osteria alle Carceri. The sign was above graffiti and everything should have said "forget it" but we were drawn in by something. When we reached the little restaurant and read the menu we though mmmm ... lovely pastas and the list of interesting dishes included... More 

Thank 65kram
Milan, Italy
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Huge plates, we couldn't finish everything and it was such a shame because everything was delicious! Better book in advance.

Thank riccjul
Sydney, Australia
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2,338 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2014

Any place named for the old god may have ominous portends for what awaits inside, but we found this a darling osteria full of lovely local food. Rice is the star here and so is the salumi. Loved the river fish, while my femme chose the lake variety Nun plus ultra.

Thank shasha b
Oxford, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2014

November offered a menu with all truffles (black truffles) while they lasted. The pasta was very good indeed, and the truffles were fresh, as they should be, otherwise they are worthless. Traditional torte for desserts. No trace of one of my favourite dishes on the menu: the goose leg confit. Maybe next time?

Thank Diago_34
Pavia, Italia
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2014

Very difficult to express any sort of analysis as for the type of restaurant it is very much down to subjectivity. This then means that it is not a bad place. However, for the stile I prefer, my personal judgement is not positive. First of all the place presents its self as an Osteria of a certain level and this... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were wandering around looking for dinner and found this by accident. They open for dinner at 8. We made a reservation and returned. Our group was five persons. We had a cheese plate (six cheeses and don't ask me what they were!) and a meat plate (4 or 5 different things) and some raw chopped beef (cruda) for starters.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Really creative menu and great quality of the food. Price was good too for that quality. Found it randomly, but I'll sure come back!

Thank DavideTripADV
Melbourne, Australia
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254 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

Walking through Pavia my wife and I noted this little restaurant down a narrow street. It looked great and turned out to be just as one might expect, good knowledgeable staff, great menu including many local specials (try the kidneys with saffron risotto), and well cooked. An extensive wine list supplements the great food. Sure, it is a little squeezy... More 

Thank John P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

we were a party of 4 , went into for lunch at 1400 pls. note that they close arround 1500 and than re-open later for dinner. we took the menu for the day and everything we picked was exelent, very fresh, not a tourish trap, very local dishes, lovley local vine , service a bit slow but this is the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $74
Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Fratelli Marozzi 7, 27100 Pavia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Pavia  >  Pavia
  • Phone Number: 390382301443

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