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Pizzeria Vecchio Forno

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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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All reviews pizza salad bread tiramisu eggplant nduja worth the wait aldo margarita melanzane
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Reviewed September 11, 2022 via mobile

Friendly staff and good Pizza. I like also the red wine. Thank you. We will come again soon. Best Pizza.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 13, 2022 via mobile

The pizza was delicious. We started off with 1litre of house vino rosso (chilled) it was akin to a bolder Sangiovese. We had melanzane cooked in the oven with stone baked bread. It was fantastic. The eggplant was creamy and tasty just olive oil and...salt. The baked potatoes were a hit with the kids. The pizza was excellent. I had the Veccio Forno. Tuna, capsicum, mozzarella, pomodoro, and nduja it wasn’t too spicy judt a great tasting pizza. We also had a margarita, prosciutto olives and prosciutto artichoke pizza. All great traditional pizzas. The tiramisu was a great finish to the meal.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 27, 2022 via mobile

Terrible food. Lousy service. This was honestly the worst meal I have ever eaten in Italy. The zucchini was over-boiled to a pulp, the mozzarella in the caprese salad tasted like the plastic packaging it was removed from, the pizza was flavorless, etc. etc. You...couldn’t prepare a worse meal if you tried. How does this place stay in business??!!!! The waiter never even brought olive oil or vinegar to the table for my salad. My husband’s meal was also awful. The octopus and potatoes he had were over-boiled and tasteless. Steer clear unless you are desperate and cannot find anywhere else to go in Tropea.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 14, 2022 via mobile

We absolutely loved this restaurant it’s very busy with a queue of guests waiting. But definitely worth the wait the pizza was delicious

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022

If you are ever in Tropea, you must go here ! Lovely friendly atmosphere, don’t speak English but we got by! 2 huge pizzas and a bottle of rose £26 Excellent value for money and excellent quality and service, thanks Aldo.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022 via mobile

The best pizza and wine, super value/price, profesional staff. It is more better than other expensive restaurants, family bussines.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed August 13, 2020

Da almeno 9 anni "pos fuori servizio". For at least 9 years "out of service". For at least 9 years "out of service".

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 25, 2020

Very nice atmosphere, kind staff and Aldo the boss pays attention to his clients. The pizza is very very good ! If you ever eat here, you should try the Vecchio forno pizza, it is mind blowing and very good ! The prices are the...lowest I saw in Tropea and the food very good !More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed October 22, 2019 via mobile

This is a real authentic Calabrian pizza. There is a large wood stove. Pizza is baked and harvested full of natural homemade products. The owner of the institution is a kind person, his name is Mario. He personally bakes pizza. The staff is friendly. Especially...funny Ukrainian blonde. I recommend this place to everyone. In the evening, it is better to book a table earlier. The place is very popular. While waiting for the table, you can wait up to 40 minutes.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 27, 2019

A marinara pizza with only tomato base with nothing else as topping, no seafood whatsoever, cold with a very hard crust, this must be by far the worst pizza i have eaten!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

I do not understand what the hype is about this restaurant, every table was full 10 minutes before they started service! The pizza was ok, reasonably priced but I have had better. The service was non existent, no wine glasses or extra water glasses were...brought to the table after we ordered our drinks, even though the waiters were standing completely disinterested right near our table, they just didn’t care. Pretty disappointing and over rated in my opinionMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

Great value traditional pizza restaurant. We had 1/2 litre wine, water, two pizzas and a salad, all for €22 - amazing value! The house white wine was very nice and dry. Pizza very good, lots of options. Salad with local sweet onions also very nice....Definitely would recommend and probably will return!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

This is the cheapest place to eat pizza in Tropea, but not the best pizza we have had. We had a recomandation to eat a lot of different antipasti, but we end up beeing disapointed because the eggplants salad and the zucchini salad were tasteless....And pizza was normal. We didn't like the way the owner treats his clients, he practically tells you to get up and go the minute you finished your meal.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

Well, to be fair, we haven’t tested them all. However their pizza’s are very good. Better than in other places in Tropea. There is almost always a queue waiting for a table - which says enough. The waiters aren’t as friendly as you’d probably like,...but they do their job. The scenery is very casual and low key. The prices are amazingly low!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2019

This was recommended by someone to try at least once while in Tropea. It has quite a history of original family baking bread from the 1800's etc. It looks anitque and very old inside the kitchen area, very original. The table and ambiance is quite...nice as well as the typical european alley way table set up. The service is not great, the waiters are a bit rude and non expressions. The prices are quite low so when we asked about portions they showed us it was quite small, so we ordered way too much and had to leave it untouched. It would've been nice if we were advised that it is sharable dishes and some were not that edible such as the onions dish, was good to try but how many baked onions can one eat? Overall I would not go back. The waiters were not inviting at all and actually made you feel uncomfortable. They had no smile and almost seemed as though they were rolling their eyes when leaving a table. There are much better places to go eat in Tropea than this one. I give it a 1 1/2 cherries out of 5.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Pizzeria Vecchio Forno is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4