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Via Spiaggia del Lago 20, Castel Gandolfo, Italy
+39 06 9380 2029
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Loved my visit here - great food and wonderful service, perfect after a day at Lago Albano. The antipasto plate is a must :)

Thank sleepingbaghag
Ciampino, Italy
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Lovely location, but the food is not always of good quality. The staff was friendly and careful at the beginning of the meal (the first course was great) and absolutely distant when they took back the main course (that was a disgusting lamb, hard as a stone!). It's easy asking if everything is good when the dish is empty, but... More 

Thank Liliana-maldiroma
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Really cosy place nearby the lake of Castel Gandolfo. Old fashioned style with some recreation of roman statues. The food has become much better as the time passed by. You can go from pizza to lobster and all is served very well, really suggested in summer and the alaskan salmon is really the best starter you can order.

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Austin, Texas
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Ok, I'm not going to bother with an in-depth review. Let's just say that this place is lovely, we demolished our food, we had excellent service and we would go back in a heartbeat. Here's what to order: - Fried octopus (lightly battered, cooked delicately, best I've ever had) - Charcuterie board with fresh mozzarella (this menu option likely changes,... More 

Thank GoldVader
Lisbon, Portugal
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38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

I went to Lago Albano some weeks ago and we booked this place for lunch. First of all, the place looks fantastic: gorgeous decoration, nicely located by the lake, very charming all in all. Then the food arrived. I had ordered some starter, which was nice, but then the first plate arrived. I had ordered some "Cacio e Pepe" pasta,... More 

Thank Jorge C
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on a long road trip. Food was good and friendly staff. Enjoyed the stop and the view of the lake. Would recommend

Thank Ross P
Livingston, West Lothian
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015

We drove to Lago Albano which is stunning and decided to avoid the ominous dark clouds by popping into the nearest restaurant which, very fortunately for us, turned out to be La Quintessa. Wow!! The food was amazing - each course was delicious!! The waitress was also lovely and tried to help us understand the menu, but thankfully we had... More 

Thank Balloolah
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015

We found this restaurant as we were about to turn away after driving along the lakeside past a host of grungy looking cafés. The surroundings are really quirky, tables covered in old sewing machines or globes, bookshelves full of cookery books and mannequins between the tables. Each table has a date sticker, hard to explain the surrounding, but really worth... More 

Thank Veronica L
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Almost two years ago we spent one night at Castel Gandolfo and were lucky enough to ask our hotel owner for a good restaurant. Took us a while to find the restaurant but we were so happy that we did. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, staff were smiling and friendle and the food: absolutely amazing. From start to finish,... More 

Thank Zion K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2014

We were told by out Hotelier to make a visit to this restaurant and were not disappointed.......really good past dishes,good service in all a nice experience.

Thank 1arsenalfan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Spiaggia del Lago 20, Castel Gandolfo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Rome  >  Castel Gandolfo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 9380 2029

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