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Pizzeria Vecchio Forno

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Via Caivano, 89861 Tropea, Italy
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Thornbury, South Gloucestershire
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found the place by mistake walking in the evening in Tropea. I got attracted by the fact it was nothing fancy, people were eating outside and seemed very busy. We went and had to wait for a table. After a while we notices the majority of costumers were Italian so I thought this is it. The food is great, the... More 

Thank bandutzu b
Munich, Germany
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Excellent service, dining outside a very samll road or inside a medieval building. Pizzas are a bit thicker than normal, and very good. Prices very acceptable, not expensive. Recommended by several locals as well.

Thank HeinrichAnton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Tropea for 6 days we spent 4 days having dinner in that place! Staff are so friendly that u feel home! I love it and recommend it to everyone.

Thank Mony M
Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Situated in a narrow street and has the best atmosphere. The pizza's were fantastic and tasty. Family owned business which has been in the family for generations. Be prepared to wait for a table as they are so popular and busy but worth the wait otherwise go early. Ambience was great and dinner reasonably priced.

Thank Maree D
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Great pizza in a nice, easy going atmosphere. Honest pricing as well: we ate 2 pizza's, had half a liter of wine (not good, but what do you expect for €3 ;)) and water for only €22. No fancy food, but just good pizza!

Thank Jonas D
Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Just turn a corner and there it is. Family style set up as if you were having a picnic in your ally way . Enzo the waiter was so accomodating, considering there were lots of people waiting to get a table . It packed in minutes . I had pizza with mozzarella bufala and arugula and spek. It was so... More 

Thank luckeelu
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Very good quality pizza(rustic style), Beautiful Location situated in a tangle of narrow streets of the old town. Shame that waiting for a table can become very upsetting as it seems who speak the loudest gets the table first.

Thank Bonaforket
Sarasota, Florida
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Historic, quaint, nestled in an alley in the historic medieval downtown of Tropea (Calabria), this is one of several pizzarias in Tropea where anything anyone orders on the menu has to be good. It's ITALY! And this New York gal with ancestral roots in Naples and Calabria, thoroughly enjoyed the experience on a week's stay in July, 2016. In the... More 

Thank Intuitive1
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

A classic, old family restaurant, which fills the nearby street every night...and for good reason - their pizza's are unbelievable! Fresh, crusty bases with loads of toppings, and a very interesting range to choose from...and all at very reasonable prices. The only downside - for the tourist that is - is that they are VERY popular...so try and book if... More 

Thank R G
Antwerp, Belgium
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85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Amazing the amount of people queueing for a table till late in the evening. The wood pizza oven is a real old one, huge size, and pizza is nothing like napoletana pizza, it's just a tasty and delicious calabrian pizza style, cooked in trays and simply enjoyable. Enzo the guy who takes care of filling in the empty tables is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Caivano, 89861 Tropea, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Vibo Valentia  >  Tropea

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