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Il Guastatore

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via Simonetto 5a, L'Aquila, Italy
+39 0862 62324
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015

Not a terrible choice - especially given it's on the main street. I'd been in Abruzzo for 4 days and hadn't had roast lamb yet - this did the job. Not much else was open offering a non snack lunch. Service was a bit mixed and the prices were higher than I expected. But overall not bad. I actually found... More 

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Rome, Italy
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2015

. The city center has yet to recover fully from the 2009 earthquake, and dining choices along the Corso are few. This restaurant offers a wide variety of choices. I enjoyed the pappardelle with black truffles and porcini mushrooms. The beef with rosemary was tasty, but many of the pieces of meat were tough and gristly. The house wine was... More 

Thank DiploJohn
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2015

We've just enjoyed an exceptional meal at Il Gustatore. Best meal in in Italy yet and I've had dozens of them over the years. Bruschetta was excellent and our two pasta dishes, spaghetti with tuna and capers and pappardelle with truffles and porcini mushrooms perfectly done and wonderfully flavourful. Service was pleasant and efficient. My wife and I are so... More 

Thank Alberto C
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Well, this whole place is a ghost town / building site following the earthquake a while back. We had just arrived when we saw this place, there weren't many more open on our route afterwards. Service was OK, larger gentleman in casual dress was pleasant as was the young man who delivered the food to the table. Food was mediocre... More 

Thank Simon H
Naples, Italy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

The server is a nice girl, but not comfortable as a waitress. After coming back to double check our order, of which some was missing, we asked for some bread. She realized that she had forgot bread for the entire restaurant. No big deal breaker, but what was bad was the chef's attitude. The grilled lamb had a sour/vinegar smell... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Simonetto 5a, L'Aquila, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Abruzzo  >  Province of L'Aquila  >  L'Aquila
  • Phone Number: +39 0862 62324

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