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“A rare example of excellent simple local dishes”
Review of Il Calandrino

Il Calandrino
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Ranked #19 of 229 Restaurants in Sarzana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
Description: An italian Bistrot with tables also outside in a magnificent little place
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Description: An italian Bistrot with tables also outside in a magnificent little place
Reviewed November 18, 2018

This place is so good that I had to go there 3 times before I could write a report on TA. Every time I was able to taste some totally different dishes, and each time they were excellent. I tried different types of pasta: memorable were tagliolini ai funghi (with mushrooms) and foglie d'olivo with octopus sauce (green pasta shaped like olive leaves). As second dishes, I tried guance di maiale (pork's cheeks, so good I took them two of the three times I have been there) and tagliata di tonno, an excellent tuna dish. As one sits down, aside the usual request on wine and water (the wine selection is small but very good), you are served with some great, warm focaccia,
I tried two desserts, both excellent: panna cotta and "Monte Bianco" (Mount Blanc). Big deal, you may say... well, just try them.
The restaurant is located in one of the main squares of Sarzana, Piazza Calandrina, which is a very nice, and not very well known, medieval town (worth paying a visit). It is in a pedestrian only area, but very easy to reach from the nearby parkings.
It is simple but cozy, and welcoming.
The price goes from 35 to 45 euro, depending on the wine you select, but it is money very well spent.
If you go there in Summer, please note Sarzana has a lot of fairs, and can be very busy and crowded.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

Small restaurant in a medieval town in Liguria...
The inside of the restaurant is very cosy.
Very intressting menu with oysters and caviar, great meat and fish dishes...!!!
If you have the opportunity to stop by, JUST DO IT !!!
It was a great experience...!!!

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

I had high expectations for this restaurant based on the Trip Advisor feed back but was so disappointed. I ordered meat made with local herbs and it turned out absolutely inedible. The meat was raw with only a few seconds on the grill which is usually not a problem for me. However - this piece of meat had so many tendons and ligaments that I was not able to chew it. I tried to chew and swallow all pieces but ended up spitting them all out. They might of course be better at pasta dishes.

Date of visit: July 2015
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Date of visit: September 2019
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Date of visit: September 2019
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