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“Exquisite restaurant serving consistantly good food and wine!!”

Hosteria La Cave Cantu
Ranked #2 of 39 Restaurants in Casteggio
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: Siamo chiusi per ferie e apriamo al 10.03.2016
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Exquisite restaurant, so professionally run, with consistently delicious food. We frequent this restaurant annually when visiting Italy. What's amazing is each time my husband phones to make a reservation the proprietor remembers his name!!! Not only is the service food and wine wonderful, but it's setting within this beautiful historic building It's defiantly worth a visit. In the summer the tables are set up outside in the courtyard, it's a magical setting and very romantic when the sun sets. There is an excellent wine list, which has a very interesting champagne & sparkling selection. Some of the plates we had as starters were pesce crudo. Which is a plate of the freshest beautifully presented raw fish. The other starters were a tempura of prawns with mixed fish, and a tasty little vegetable tart with a little quails egg on top. The main courses, one of us had the Osso Bucco, served with a twist. Normally it would be slow cooked on most menus, but it was off the bone and made as a tartar, with the marrow bone presented alongside. The freshness of this meat was terrific. Some others had the Pesce Fritte, this was really good, Huge prawns and crayfish etc. Another main course was piece of seabass surrounded with little dots of an amazing puttanesca sauce. Oh I forgot to mention in between courses they also bring you the most delightful little pots of pre starters and pre deserts. The deserts and sorbet rounded off the meal perfectly. They had gluten free bread, and adjusted items on the menu once they found out I was gluten free. The owners are a really lovely couple and have a very professional team of staff. It certainly is one of my top favourite restaurants in this area. You defiantly need to book.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Thank Geraldine288
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

I loved this place. The food is spectacular, and the wine excellent.

It is expensive by local standards, but compared to a big city it seems excellent value.

the service was brilliant, and the lady serving us loved the chance to speak to me in English.

If this restaurant was in a big city I guarantee there would be a waiting list to get in.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

La Casa Cantù has a beautiful lay-out - including a very nice terrace for outside wining and dining - which matches the quality of its cuisine. The young chef produces some excellent dishes, which you can accompany with some very enjoyable wines both from the region as from other Italian wine-producing areas. When in the neighbourhood of Casteggio, do try out this culinary venture, 'cela vaut le détour'.

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank debacro
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Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We have enjoyed the magic of La Cave multiple times and yet every dinner is a discovery. Likely the most talented chef in Oltrepo Pavese, each dish is a combination of creativity and selected ingredients. From row seafood to monkfish to local recipes up to the unique - unstructured - tiramisu ... rich wine list and a fair bill ... worth the trip !

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Gianfranco C
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Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience in this restaurant.
The atmoshphere and especially the food where superb!!

I choose this as my favourite restaurant in Italy, I've really never tried something so tasty!

I think that what makes that restaurant different from any other is the "obsessive" attention to the ingredients... the quality is incredible.
The chef is very creative and surprised us with very particular
combinations (for exemple I never eaten before a black pasta with seafood and a special kind of mozzarella)

The staff is very accomodating, they really are able to make you spend a
very good night.

Good selection of wines, mainly local.

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank Lilach G
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HosteriaLaCaveCantu, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hosteria La Cave Cantu, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2016

Dear Lilach,
and so are your favourite restaurant in Italy? Oh wonderful! Thank you for your rewiew, we are very happy that your memory of us is so special. When you come back in Italy come and visit you waiting with open arms.
See you soon
Lo Staff de La Cave Cantù

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