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“Elegant food and decor but lacking warmth”

Osteria Gia Sotto L'Arco
Ranked #2 of 104 Restaurants in Carovigno
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 26, 2012

The food is undeniably good but the atmosphere is formal. Ok if you want to impress, but a very expensive experience if you want good food and wine and a relaxed night out.

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Reviewed January 31, 2012

A beautiful setting, fantastic service and gorgeous food. Worth the price tag for special occasions

3  Thank FasaSo
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

My husband and I stumbled upon this restaurant on a quiet Sunday in June. The menu and prices displayed by the door suggested that this was a class above other restaurants in the area. We decided to treat ourselves . It turned out to be a very good decision.
The welcome offreed by Teodosia was warm and sincere. The room is splendid, tastefully and originally furnished and a generous amount of space between the tables.
The menus are in Italian only and because of the creative cooking, there were dishes which were beyond the scope of our knowledge of menu Italian. Teodosio did his best to explain some of them but we did not fully understand all of the dishes on it. However by this stage we felt fully confident that whatever was put in front of us would please so we went with some known and some unknown dishes.
Teodosio and Teresa's charming daughter served the table. We sought his help with the wine and his suggestion was a perfect foil to the meal. Everything from the home made bread and amuse bouche through the starters, mains and desserts was totally delicious. The fish starters of prawns and ray sang with freshness and the accompanying sauces were flavourful and complemented the fish beautifully. The lamb was magnificent - a meltingly delicious thin layer of fat surrounding lean tender meat. We were glad that we found room for the desserts and icecreams - as with all the food, each dish was a feast for the eye and then the palate. It is impossible to do justice to the food in words - it was similar, for example, to what one might have in Patrick Guibauds or Kevin Thorntons in Dublin.
This kind of food comes with a price of course - 2 glasses of house wine, a bottle of good local red, 2 amuse bouches, starters, mains, desserts and coffee were 159 euros. In my opinion, this is not expensive for the wonderful culinary experience we had.
Teodosia showed us a book which gave details about how the family and the restaurant.
have developed. The culinary genius in the kitchen is Teresa , an accountant by profession.Charmingly, the family name is Buongiorno and they certainly turned our ordinary Sunday into a Buongiorno!

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