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Reviewed September 28, 2021

After an outstanding few drinks at a wine bar (no name evident) opted for this restaurant based on the speakeasy style graphic on the exterior. Inside rather austere heavy furniture Italian. The server spoke only German and Italian, so the chef gamely volunteered to translate...the menu. The German welcome should have perhaps been a red flag. It fast became evident that the food was geared towards German taste with deep fried products and total lack of flavour nuance. Raw walnuts that pitiably, most rancid of nut adorned the uninspiring Gorgonzola dish. My glass of red wine poured from the end of a previously opened bottle that had already oxidised summed up the economic desperation of places that still exist, post COVID. I did not complain for that reason, but as international tourist return, they need to up their game.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed January 17, 2020

Honest, local food and proper service in a nice cosy environment. Both for lunch and dinner this place is always a good choice

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

We stopped by and had pasta al ragu with lovely fizzy pignoletto. They had gluten free pasta which was also good. Very nice in all respects. Well done.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

We stopped to park our car to take a walk through the village but were so taken by the authentic feel of this restaurant we stopped for lunch. I had two courses a tortellini alla panna and Braciole ai ferri and my wife Tagliatelle al...ragu with an excellent prosecco and red wine all for €31!! The quality was well above what we have had in Italy for that price.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

Food was good, pasta as well as meat, even above average for Porretta, however still not something I will never forget although it had some spirit in it. And a feeling that cook tried to add certain specific individual note into the dish. Service was...ok, with some strange combination of young waiters who was generally friendly but still somehow not really mentally present and older, gray hair guy who was little less friendly, but gave that "something" to the space. Overall, with its strange location (almost in the very city center, with lot of public parking spots around the restaurant), specific service and relatively good food, it is a space you could visit while you are in porretta.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Very friendly waitress ! Good food, wine, grappa and sambuca ! Amazing atmosphere ! I recommend this gorgeous trattoria !

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed October 6, 2016

I stayed in Porretta Terme just to go to this restaurant as it was Slow Food endorsed. Food was wonderful but I have never felt so uncomfortable & unwelcome in a restaurant. I was dining alone and the waitress who served me was very nice...and professional but the guy, who I assumed was Gianni, the owner, worked the floor chatting with everyone else while making a point of ignoring me . It is a small 10 table restaurant & there were only 3 tables with diners ... 1 X 4 + 1 X 2 plus me ... solo diner. I tried to engage him in conversation over wine as I had made a point of ordering a (quite expensive ) local wine ... he was cursory and then later went on to fuss over another table ordering 2 glasses of house wine. Other than that the only thing he said to me all night was Good Night when I left ( can only presume her was glad to get rid of me ... despite the fact I spent well!) ... but made a point of chatting & joking with everyone else in the restaurant and fussing over them all night. Eating alone is not easy at the best of times but being made to feel like nothing while all other diners are engaged in chat & banter makes it even worse. By the time I left I was nearly in tears I felt so disrespected & I was glad to get out of there. I often eat alone when I travel but I have never felt so uncomfortable or unwelcome anywhere.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed June 12, 2016

We came to the market with family who live in Italy and decided to stay for some lunch. There was one outside table left, the place looked inviting so our decision was made. We all had the menu of the day plus an extra portion...each of an item that my sister had always wished to try. Think it was courgette flower? Sorry to the owner if I have this wrong. Anyway, the four of us very much enjoyed the food, wine and service all at a most reasonable cost.More

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed November 3, 2015

Also if I spent the last 30 years or so all around the world I am a true Italian, a Bolognese, and once a year I visit Italy. I own a restaurant in the Kenya Coast, TA N1 from the last five years and I...am proud to say I have clear idea of fine dining and traditional cuisine, wines selection and trattoria concept, my best compliments to Gianni, the Trattoria delle Tele owner for his culinary art, his capacity of blending local products and traditional recipes in an harmonic fine dining expression at a very, very much affordable way. Bravo Gianni, see u next year. Out of two weeks in the area I have been there with friends and guest more than ten time, I higly reccomend this restaurant to all visitors.More

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

First night in town, found this Trattoria. Excellent food, good wine selection - on upper end of cost for this type of meal. Still very nice though.

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed June 19, 2015

We ate alone - very unexpected on a Sunday evening. My own meal was average Italian fare but my husband's was fabulous and all raw! First course was sliced mushrooms with grated pamesan and a really good dressing; main course was beef tartare but with...no egg in the centre and so well seasoned and flavoured it was really delicious. My first course of asparagus pie was good (like a tart without the pastry) but the veal cutlet with cured ham and melted cheese was somehow disappointing. The creme caramel my husband had was superbly rich and creamy but my zabaglione was a cheat: sweet flavoured cream with cantuccini biscuits crushed on top, not a proper warm zabaglione at all. I knew it couldnt be by the speed with which it appeared. Tasted fine but again disappointing.More

Date of visit: May 2015
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Reviewed March 19, 2015

After a whole morning trying to relax in a SPA we were very hungry at lunchtime and could not smell any food. This is probably the Holiday season for restaurants in the area. Wandering around, we finally spotted Le Vele behind the stalls of the...weekly market. We checked the menus, one fixed price and one à la carte. They both sounded interesting. In a traditional restaurant, a bit old fashioned, but with all the good signs: happy clients at the tables, good, professional and quick service. We went for the 15 Euros menu, still a rich choice of pasta dishes and main courses. We had tortelli al burro and cotoletta alla milanese, with grilled vegetables side. We ended with Zuppa Inglese and Mascarpone with strawberries. Everything watered with a genuine Sangiovese. They are in the best "gastronomic" guides and have a long story in quality cooking. We will certainly come back with more time to explore the interesting à la carte menu. A nice discovery in Porretta Terme.More

Date of visit: March 2015
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Reviewed October 24, 2014

I was vacationing in Emilia-Romagna and had the delight to happen upon this little trattoria. The small town is called Porretta Terme and it boasts a nice spa, some decent restaurants, skiing, and a mountain river stream that flows through the center of town. Extremely...picturesque! After everything Trattoria Delle Tele was truly the best! The local family makes everything by hand with the pasta being the standout! They still use all wooden surfaces to hand roll each ravioli making the pasta porous so it can more easily absorb the sauce. Almost every other place uses metal machinery to make pasta - you can really tell the difference! You can also eat some great meats here, duck, beef, chicken, and sometimes wild boar. If you are in the area do yourself a favor if you want to enjoy some authentic Italian food made the right way. I live and work in New York and have been to many, many restaurants in many different countries. This place is special - a gem!More

Date of visit: September 2014
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We enjoyed a very good dinner with good choices on the menu. A very good wine list was available. Overall very good experience.

Date of visit: August 2013
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

This trattoria, located in the center of Porretta Terme, very small and cosy town, gives you impression, that you come for the diner to the family. Italian family, nice, smily, friendly, and always ready to help you. Food is wonderfull, I do reccomend rabbit and...ossobuco. Meet is so tasty, that you can only imagine and melts in the mouth. They have good range of home made pasta, which also awsome. Prices are very reasonable, I think avarage for restaurants in small Italian towns. We have been there twice with the big company, and enjoyed every minute there. Also, trattoria has good selection of wines, escpesially supertoscanian, for very good prices.More

Date of visit: March 2013
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