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“Very friendly hosts that enhance the delight of a great dinner”

Ristorante C'era Una Volta
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Lucardo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $46
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Zurich, Switzerland
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931 reviews
580 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
“Very friendly hosts that enhance the delight of a great dinner”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

We were lost and got to the restaurant very late, though we called and explained. The host and hostess were extremely patient. It must have crossed there closing time but everyone was so warm and accepting to pit in the extra effort for us to get the right order. We got home late, but fulfilled and appreciative of friendly hosts in Tuscany.

Visited May 2012
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Vancouver, BC
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Decent local restaurant”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

This is the overflow place when Osteria Dell'ignorante fills up. It is no more and no less than one would expect of a restaurant in a small town. Their house red wine is too rough to drink on its own but pairs well with the food and is €9/bottle. The food is average for Tuscany, which has generally great food and the staff were friendly even when short staffed.
They provide a good meal at a good price.

  • Visited July 2012
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Bromley
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A favourite of many years”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Good quality, value for money. Home cooked regional specialities. Not to be missed. You will be made to feel very welcome. Hidden terrace at the rear giving fantastic view of the Tuscan countryside.

Visited June 2012
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San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“"Once Upon a Time"”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

That's what the name of this fabulous restaurant translates to in English and in culinary terms it certainly lives up to its name. Remember when dining out was an adventure? Here, one could at least expect to savor the delights of a first class kitchen and ambiance that harkens back to home style cooking with an elegant fairy tale like setting. That's what you get at "C'era Una Volta." As an American living in Tuscany for the past seven years, it remains one of my favorite "haunts". Don't miss it!

  • Visited June 2012
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Milano
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

Not as special as its reputation promises... The price, the food and the service are ok but it's just a regular tuscan restaurant, with no surprise and often very loud, with lots of tourists and with no particular reason to be preferred to the tousands of other osterias in the area.

Visited April 2012
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