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Largo Toroldo Grimaldi 4 | 89861, 89861 Tropea, Italy
+39 0963 603219
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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We were recommended to go to Da Cece and from the minute we entered we were treated like family. The waiter who was so friendly provided us with great recommendations and we were not disappointed. We actually felt like some chicken soup to start with and the chef was so obliging and he made some in no time. Nothing was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Lovely outdoor setting in a quiet location not far from the main street. Fabulous service. Great pasta. A local told us that Da Cece is the best restaurant for the Tropea onions. For starters we had the vegetable side dishes - I had the mixed vegetables (sliced grilled vegetables dressed with olive oil) which were good, and my mother in-law... More 

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Thank RRLoveTravelling
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay in Tropea. The food was really some of the best we ate there. The waiter was incredibly friendly and gave us great recommendations. Highly recommend this as one of the better restaurants in Tropea. Only regret is not getting the waiters name.

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

We had the pasta with the red onions here and it was excellent. We had the swordfish specialty of the area which is wrapped in parma and baked with potatoes and it tasted frozen. Maybe if swordfish isn't fresh, this isn't a great dish? My husband had a special fish (which we can't remember the name of) and it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something with a focus on local specialties and we found the restautant Da Cecè... just a few minutes walk from the tourist trap area. Food was fresh and and very delicious. Service (Marianna) was way above the standard you would expect.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015

Tropea is famous for their onions so we had a dish of pasta with onions. Well, I never knew onions and pasta can taste so good. This was our best meal in Italy on our 3 week vacation. My only complaint is that they didn't give us enough.

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Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

The location of the restaurant is beautiful, within the alleys of old Tropea, quiet and relaxing. The service was prompt, although the food came in at a slowly pace (which anyway matched beautifully with the nature of the surroundings). On the whole, the food was nothing more than average. The first dish was “paccheri” pasta (wide, short, flat pipe-like pasta)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

One of Tropea's best. Rich menu. Local cuisine with fresh ingredients. Nicola is an excellent host and full of good humor and nice suggestions.

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Lillehammer, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

We stumbeled over this charming place! The service was great, the food excelent and the prices good! Not the typical 'turist-meny' wich was great!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2015

We really enjoyed our lunch and whole experience, at Da Cece restaurant in Tropea. Set in an atmospheric square, away from the busy tourist sections of the old town, it is a quiet haven, to relax in and enjoy, your dining experience. This is such an authentic Calabrian restaurant and the service and food is excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Toroldo Grimaldi 4 | 89861, 89861 Tropea, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Vibo Valentia  >  Tropea
  • Phone Number: +39 0963 603219

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?