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“I wouldn't go out of my way to visit”

La Locanda dell'Ambra
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Talamello
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 19, 2013

I've never understood just what it is that certain restaurants acquire in order to make them so popular.This is one of those places where it is always busy, weekends you need to book two months in advance, superlatives non-stop. I find it frustrating, especially when it's not merited.
This is one of those restaurants. The positives: Situated in a pleasant little village and on a good day the view is rather nice. The restaurant itself is quite quaint and has been restored very well. You are given quite a lot to eat. The negatives: Completely useless for the disabled. The food is very, very average. Personally, all these small dungeon like rooms I find claustrophobic and depressing.
The food was of very poor quality and poorly executed. Most dishes were badly seasoned and presented in an amateurish fashion. I certainly wouldn't rush to go back there, in fact, I would definitely try to persuade the friends in my party to choose somewhere else.
To finish on a fair note, for 25 euro's per person you can't expect fine dining.

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Reviewed September 23, 2011

We arrived with fourteen people and no reservation at this seemingly tiny restaurant in a tiny town noted for its special, mellow cheese, aged and guarded from marauders for centuries in caves. No problem. We were welcomed, and walking over a clear glass panel showing the cheeses down below, we followed our host down three flights of stairs to a beautiful dining room, set in what seemed like a private wine room, all set and ready. We ordered the tasting menu (with three people being vegetarians, and receiving some variations on the main offerings). They did not blink an eye. Instead, course after course came out with wines, aperitifs and bread. First were fried cheese puffs, next was a kind of flan, almost with a meringue consistency of the famous cheese. Two kinds of pasta, veal, chicken, and more came - course after course - topped off with dessert and then limoncello. We were there for three hours - laughing, eating, drinking - the true Italian experience. It was a night we will all cherish for a long time. And reasonably priced for the feast we had - around $60 a person. Phenomenal. I would drive a long way again to eat there. Could not recommend more highly. Only regret is that I didn't buy cheese to take away before our dinner; after dinner the small store was closed. Fabulous food!

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