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Ristorante da Paolino

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Via Vulpes 34, 67033 Pescocostanzo, Italy
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Small, inviting and very good. The exceptional service was outdone by the food. The owner visits frequently and remarks that you better finish everything he presents at your table. "Il dolce" the sweets or desserts are wonderful, after a brief stroll through the mountain town, dine here, you won't be disappointed.

Thank tiannaccone
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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315 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The village itself is a pearl in the hills, in the middle of nowhere. It became rich from sheep. Da Paolino is small and cozy, has excellent service (English spoken). Full for lunch with Italian gentlemen from the region. Home-made pasta prepared with egg. My favorite: truffle and pepper. Rely on the waiter for recommendations. Good wine selection.

Thank Mick B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

We stayed in pescocostanzo for 3 nights and ate in paolino twice! Superb food, cozy atmosphere and exceptional hospitality. Must visit at least once if you are in the neighborhood

Thank smadarotem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us and, in turn, we can now recommend it. Probably the best pasta dish I've ever tasted. Friendly staff and efficient service. What looks like a small restaurant from the outside, opens up to become a popular and buzzing, superb Italian restaurant, with a lovely atmosphere. The food was very good.

Thank Joandkeka
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the owner of a Boston MA Italian restaurant and it did not disappoint! We had lunch of pasta and dessert. My pasta of ricotta filled ravioli in tomato sauce was exquisite and I sent my plate back clean from getting up every last bit of sauce with the, equally, delicious bread provided. The dessert was... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2015

We had dinner here four times two years ago when we stayed in Pescoconstazo. This time we were staying in Sulmona, but couldn't resist coming twice for lunch. I'm pleased to say that is every bit as good as it was then.We had antipasti of bruschetta ..the version with radicchio and scamorza (a local cheese)was our favourite, although the one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great food, lovely location, good service. What more can you want? Well, you can add great value. Authentic Italian, family run. One of the highlights of our holiday in Italy.

Thank adrian w
Landskrona, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to dine at this restaurant and it was the best choice ever! The woman who welcomed us was very nice and helpful giving indication on the road we wanted to take the day after. We ordered 3 types of pasta all freshly home made. The best one the ravioli with gorgonzola and pear. But also... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2015

I was in Pescocostanzo for the third time last week and had my third meal at Da Paolino and I echo the other excellent reviews. Food was very good, prices were reasonable (absolutely in line with prices listed at other restaurants in Pescocostanzo). I highly recommend the Pasta Grana Saraceno (which I'm sure I've spelled wrong!) with tomatoes, pistachio and... More 

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Naples, Campania, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2015

Situated in the center of the tiny village of Pescocostanzo, probably the most charming village in Abruzzo, is an incredible find of a restaurant - Da Paolino. This is hearty mountain food but with a delicate refined touch of imagination. Portions are large so I skipped the antipasto and went with a fresh pasta dish with a bolognese, porcini mushroom... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vulpes 34, 67033 Pescocostanzo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Abruzzo  >  Province of L'Aquila  >  Pescocostanzo
  • Phone Number: 0864640080

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