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Via Abate Tosti, 83 | Antico Termopolio Romano, 04023 Formia, Italy
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

After visiting Rome we spent some time in Gaeta and Formia. We stumbled upon this place one lunch time and saw people eating outside so we thought why not. The menu is varied with good choice. I am a very picky eater and they managed to accommodate. The service was great, friendly and the food was tasty. I put this... More 

Thank Amy F
New York City, New York
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This was one of our favourite restaurants so far on our current Italy trip. It won't matter where we eat during the rest of our vacation, Il Gatto e La Volpe will maintain a lofty place on our list of favourites. The restaurant is located on a very quiet and cool street in Formia. It is listed in the Slow... More 

Thank violin1644
Gaeta, Italy
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

The atmosphere is welcoming. The food is interesting. Most places are all about pizza and pasta in this area. The seafood is good, razor clams were very fishy tasting, but most are, you can tell everything is fresh. The service is great, but don't expect too much from the bar other than wine. Cocktails are a foreign concept here. The... More 

Thank J B
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We visited this restaurant twice for dinner. It was quiet, but with excellent food and service. It is immediately to the east of the centre of Formia, with easy parking on the south side of the restaurant which can be reached from the main square.

Thank Peter M
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

We ate here as a last minute choice. The restaurant is abit isolated and it was practically empty on a Sunday evening. A lot of things from the menu weren't available and the food itself wasn't great. I had homemade gnocchi, which was a bit sticky. Not the best experience, but it wasn't horrible or anything. The staff were friendly,... More 

Thank Thalia L
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

All top-restaurants were closed, so we saw an ad with a cat and decided to stop for a meal here. A cat can't serve bad dishes, hah? Sure it can. To begin with, the dishes are too simple, meaning the cook can't think of something cool. Want some cuttlefish? You will get ~10 very heavily roasted ones and nothing more.... More 

Thank KumpelDnepr
Esbjerg Municipality, Denmark
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We are a family of four from Denmark just returned from a lovely holiday in Formia. We found this osteria by accident one evening in Formia and had the best risotto and pasta for very long. We came back on our last evening and had very delicious seafood with squid, prawns, salmon etc....Very authentic restaurant with credible dishes and nice... More 

1 Thank Susanne W
South Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a delicious seafood lunch at this small friendly osteria in center of Formia. We shared in three an antipasto of capetroccole fritte (very tasty tiny octopus lightly fried), then skate baked with potatoes, and thin slices of swordfish rolled and baked with stuffing of olives, capers, tomatoes and bread crumbs. Perfect ending: fresh strawberries accompanied by limoncello. Highly... More 

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Hibbing, Minnesota
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130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The restaurant itself is stunning, the service was amazing, the waiter was very attentive and friendly. The food and wine were delicious, as well as the house-made limoncello. Highly recommend!

1 Thank ajlb14
Odessa, Ukraine
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I have great respect to the Michelin guide. But sometimes I can not understand why one restaurant drew the attention of critics of the Red Guide. And another restaurant, which is located about twenty meters away from him - no. I was in both of them. And responsibly declare this restaurant is not inferior specified in a reputable Guide. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Abate Tosti, 83 | Antico Termopolio Romano, 04023 Formia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Latina  >  Formia
  • Phone Number: 0771.21354
With the experience did touring Italy and Europe working in the restaurant business, the brothers Antonio and Giancarlo Simeone, in 1987 opened a small inn with traditional cuisine. The journey of Il Gatto e la Volpe begins: a small place in the historic center of Formia, which brushes up the recipes from other times and so-called "poor" and, appropriately revised, offers them to its clients. Without being influenced by a very specific paper, Giancarlo and Antonio offer what the area, with its sea, the countryside and pastures, seasonally offers, to taste the right "local" product at the appropriate time.Verandah
The Restaurant Il Gatto e la Volpe, located in a former barn of the old district of La Mola, a few meters from the sea, is an elegant and rustic place, of charming and suggestive atmosphere, with a garden and a terrace. The typical local cuisine is mainly seafood and related products and local recipes. Offering a total availability of 60 seats, Il Gatto e la Volpe continues his journey in the culinary culture animating the table with some new and delicate creations, and ensuring the extraordinary freshness of the fish caught nearby.Winery
Il Gatto e la Volpe has a wine cellar with a curated selection of more than 250 labels. The Wine List in fact, offers a careful selection of some of the best labels of Italian producers who aime to quality research and exploitation of indigenous grape varieties. A first selection is made in the regions of Lazio and Campania, as in the cuisine approach based on the reinterpretation of traditional territory, located in the geographical and historical context at the turn of these two regions. Then, all the other regions of Italy, from Aosta Valley to Sardinia.OsteriaCon l’esperienza di chi ha girato l’Italia e l’Europa prestando la propria opera nel settore della ristorazione, i due fratelli Antonio e Giancarlo Simeone, nel 1987 aprono una piccola osteria con cucina tipica. Comincia così il cammino de Il Gatto e la Volpe, un piccolo locale nel pieno centro storico di Formia, che rispolvera le ricette della cucina di altri tempi e cosiddetta "povera" e la propone ai suoi clienti, opportunamente rivisitata.
Senza farsi condizionare da una carta ben precisa, Antonio e Giancarlo propongono ciò che il territorio con il suo mare, la campagna e i pascoli offre stagionalmente, per gustare il prodotto “locale” giusto al momento opportuno.VerandaIl Ristorante Il Gatto e la Volpe, situato in un ex granaio dell'antico quartiere La Mola, a pochi metri dal mare, è un ambiente elegante e rustico, dall'atmosfera suggestiva ed affascinante, dotato di giardino e tavoli all'aperto. La cucina è tipica locale, prevalentemente di mare e legata ai prodotti e ricette del territorio. Offrendo complessivamente la disponibilità di 60 coperti, Il Gatto e la Volpe prosegue il suo cammino nella cultura culinaria vivacizzando la tavola con qualche nuova e delicata creazione, e garantendo la straordinaria freschezza del pesce, pescato lì vicino.CantinaIl Gatto e la Volpe dispone di una cantina vini con selezione curata di oltre 250 etichette. La carta dei Vini infatti, propone un’attenta selezione di alcune tra le migliori etichette dell’enologia italiana i cui produttori si pongono come obiettivo la ricerca della qualità e la valorizzazione dei Vitigni autoctoni. Analogamente all’impostazione di cucina tipica basata sulla rivisitazione di piatti tradizionali del territorio, collocato in ambito geografico e storico a cavallo tra Lazio e Campania, una prima selezione è operata proprio in queste due regioni. A seguire tutte le altre regioni d’Italia, dalla Valle D’Aosta alla Sardegna.

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