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“Fantastic local food & welcoming owners!”

Ristorante Il Frantoio
Ranked #21 of 101 Restaurants in Fondi
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic local food & welcoming owners!”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

We were visitng Fondi on a day trip from Rome. We had read some reviews on TA but had actually intended going to a different restaurant. However, we were struck by hunger and found ourselves on the same street at Il Frantoio (and far away from the other one). Having whet our appetite just reading the menu, we went in.

First impression was that it was a very welcoming, warm atmosphere with relaxing background music. The building had once been a working olive press and you can still see the main structure and some of the equipment. We were the only diners in there but that made it easier to start up a conversation with the owners, which was very pleasant.

Now to the food - EXCELLENT! All locally sourced and made on the premises. Typical dishes of the area. We had the Ravioloni di Bufala e Spinaci in Salsa di Noci with a glass of Satrico, and the Pappardelle al Ragù di Cinghiale. The local olives and olive oil are also all most excellent. We didn't have dessert but rounded off with a coffee.

We definitely want to come here again and absolutely reccommend it!

  • Visited January 2013
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durham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Simply Superb”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

This restaurant located in the old town of Fondi and within walking distance of the castle is well worth a visit. Not only is the food and wine superb but the building is amazing. It is a converted mill and the character has been very well retained. A very interesting menu with surprisingly large portions. The staff were fantastically helpful. It would be lovely to visit Frantoio when it is busy as I am sure it would add to the ambiance. Unfortunately it was closed the next night as we would have visited it again before heading home. If we are ever back in this beautiful part of Italy again (and I can't see why we wouldn't return) we will ensure that this lovely restaurant features on our agenda.

  • Visited September 2012
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limerick, ireland
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“Great food and ambience”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Fantastic fresh food in a beautiful restaurant! We went as 2 couples and all had different dishes, the antipasti was incredible and we could not fault our mains from clam pasta, lamb, steak and wild boar, all delicious!

Visited September 2012
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“Genuine homemade Italian cuisine”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

I travelled from Milan all the way down to Naples during 6-23 May 2012,and out of all the restaurants I ate at in Italy, Il Frantoio Fondi was the best. Enjoyed every moment. Food was outstanding and of high quality,along with the atmosphere and service. Will definately go there again when visiting Fondi (between Roma and Napoli). Thanks you I'll Frantoio for an unforgetable experience and pleasant memories.

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Newcastle
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“Quality and Value - What More Can You Ask For?”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

Went to this restaurant twice recently when staying in Fondi as the only English people is the town, but the owner was a true restauranteur, He was very helpful and presented the best possible food and wine.
The restaurant itself is a work of art and a joy to have a meal in. The menu is very varied and meals sizeable. People from this farming area like their meals full of meat and the steaks, suckling pig, lamb dishes etc were substantial. The wild boar tagliatelle was magnificent and a must have as a starter, although it does make you struggle with a 'secondi'.
Difficult to fault after a very bad experience at Ristorante 'Vicolo M'Blo' which was apalling.

  • Visited June 2012
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