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Pizzeria Vecchio Forno

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Via Caivano, 89861 Tropea, Italy
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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the mista, I sat inside because this is a busy place and outdoor tables were full. Pizza was pretty good but I like my crust a little thinner. Toppings were delicious. Owner and staff checked in frequently and were friendly.

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Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again stumbled across this place by accident. It was busy and people seemed to be enjoying themselves and were welcomed by friendly staff. We tried the anti pasta of local produce which was divine. The local pasta with the hot spicy sauce was also very tasty. The waiter also recommend an excellent local white wine which was good drinking.... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told by locals that this was the best pizza in town and we were not dissapointed. This little gem is always busy and after 9pm expect a short wait. Pizza's are really well prices around 4-5 Euros and house wine about 4 Euros for half a litre. Friendly service and great tasting pizza's.

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Thank Sheila158
Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I was referred to this place by an American who lives in Calabria. It is high quality, fresh and well prepared and an excellent value. It gets very crowded for at peak times and I believe it is only open for dinner. In a town filled with tourist restaurants, this is a great little find.

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Thank Rourke S
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Polpo app was cold, and not edible. Pizza was horrible. Service was horrible. This place is just the worst.....If you want a cheap meal, hit Burger King, do your self a favor. This place is a waist of calories.....

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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

During my holiday in Tropea, I went twice to Vecchio Forno: the first time I had a foccacia which was good. The second time I took a pizza (alla rucola), which was sublime!! Best pizza I ate in Tropea (during my two week stay). Surprizingly crusty, a bit thicker than what I am used to, but so yummy!! The place... More 

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Thank BobbyJane021
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Nice enviroment, classic stuff, very autentic design A good place to have dinner Tasty and good prices!

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Thank Yaron S
Seattle, WA, USA
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

We liked this place which is a bit out of the way yet still central. No diesel fumes with indoor and outdoor seating. We had pizza and antpasto and enjoyed the food. Servers were adequate but not particularly warm or attentive thus the good not better rating. Well priced.

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Thank where-next-mj
Bronx, New York
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The baked onion soup is a Calabrese specialty & excellent! Ate here 3 times, Pizza was fabulous. Service excellent. Many locals eat there. Located in a narrow street, choose the outside tables for ambience. Ask for directions on how to get there. Will definitely return.

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Thank leecee2015
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Find somewhere else. We didn't have pizza which it sounds like they maybe good but the fillet was poor and the starter not great. Wine was ok. Shame really as the location is amazing.

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Thank David J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?