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“When you only get one, brief chance in Italy…”
Review of Il Borgo

Il Borgo
Ranked #9 of 25 Restaurants in Dolceacqua
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wichita, Kansas
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142 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“When you only get one, brief chance in Italy…”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

…and as you sit at your table watching the fellow in the kitchen hand grating a massive slab of mozzarella – well, you just know the food will meet you expectations. It appeared that several locals were dining here which added to the authenticity of the experience.

I chose the Pizza Capricciosa with various salamis, artichoke hearts and numerous other complimentary toppings. The cheese was thick, just the way I like it.

Rose vino followed by tiramisu for dessert. I gorged without a twinge of guilt.

For my first and only Italian meal while in Europe, I don’t think I could have enjoyed it more. Loved it!

Dolceacqua is a quaint charming little town. My only regret is that I had limited time to visit, so when YOU go, please make sure you have time to explore.

Date of Visit: 19Apr13

  • Visited April 2013
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St. John's, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hit and miss”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

We ate here twice and the food was good and reasonably priced. The bruschetta with porcini is a large protion and tasty. We had the fritto misto as well , which was spectacular- crispy fried fresh seafood without the greasiness usually associated with deep fried food.The house wine is so-so, drinkable, but I would opt for a bottle of Rossese or Pigato from one of the excellent producers in the area.Service was swift and friendly.

Visited September 2012
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Lille, France
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great italian cuisine in charming surroundings.”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

The plus points :
- Very extensive menu!
- Great pizzas but also amazing fish.
- Quick service despite the corwded terrace.
- Nice terrace on the village place near the traditionnal fountain.
- The personnel speacks French aswell.
- Dolceacqua is a wonderful place.

The minus points :
- Too many people, so it is noisy.
- The welcoming is a little cold but remains professional.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank JY59
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hull
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“ok when it suits them”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

set in Dolceacqua's beautiful square this open air restaurant serves good food and is very popular in the summer .Often , however they forget those who give them their custom in winter and never go out of their way to find you a table .These days even if they are empty we will cross the square and prefer to wait at La Rampa until they have a table ready .

Visited June 2012
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York, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Average food served by indifferent staff....”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

We visited this restuarant a couple of times during our recent stay and noticed on each occasion that the staff did not smile. They gave the impression of just not being bothered. The food was average and fairly priced.
It costs nothing to smile yet the staff just couldn't manage it, which cost them a tip on each occasion.....

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank NormanLynch
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