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“Value and taste” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Dispensa di Arlecchino

La Dispensa di Arlecchino
Ranked #184 of 634 Restaurants in Bergamo
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff
Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Value and taste”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Quirky little restaurant with great food, atmosphere and service. How can you beat a dinner happy hour of a glass of wine and a tasty buffet for only 8 Euro.

  • Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
St. George, Utah
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185 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Awefull on all levels”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Our family of 5 ate here for lunch. We are a family of serious foodies.
We tried multiple dishes including appetizers, pastas, meat dishes, deserts.
First, there were many choices on the menu which are "not available". So make sure you ask before you sit down. I came to the restaurant to have the osso bucco and i had to try other dishes. Of the dishes we received the only passable dish was the cold cuts platter which you can get anywhere. The "baby octopus" was so smelly and salty I could not eat more than two bites. The rabbit was dry and overcooked. The braised beef was basic "pot roast". They did not even have a ragu pasta available and the "typical Bergamo" recommendation was not good.
You know you are in an inferior restaurant when wave after wave of dishes come out with no one satisfied.
The German couple next to us also said it was the worst restaurant they ate in their Italy trip.
The service was so slow I had to walk up to the front to pay my bill at the bar.
You will be sorry.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kenneth P
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Parbold, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A LOVELY EXPERIENCE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

We have been to this place several times when visiting Bergamo. It has been taken over but the older gentlemen with fantastic customer skills is still there - he is really a lovely person so helpful with the wines and food and such a hard worker.

We met the new owner's father who was very nice to us and we had a lovely conversation about the UK carpet industry ..sounds boring I know but this chap made our evening special as he was so knowledgeable and amusing.

We cannot fault this place, we have always had lovely food at fair prices and wine by the glass is excellent and fair in price ...

We have also popped in for a cheese and wine 'nibble' while on our travels and the variety of cheese is exceptional.

On one of our visits we were even given a dessert free of charge as it was Christmas which was a lovely touch and appreciated by us. We didn't want a dessert as we were full after our lunch but it went down a treat as it was so light ...

We would definately recommend this place. Great location with very helpful and friendly staff who obviously appreciate their customers. Well Done!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jennifer S
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

There was happy hour when we eat there and it was fantastic! For 8 euro you can eat little disses and have a drink! The food was great we loved it! Specially the lasagna tartufo! And the wine was also great! The owner and his wife were really kind! We will come back for it!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Annemiekbokhorst
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Lyon, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent small restaurant for sampling local produce.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2011

Went there twice for lunch. Small kitchen so menu is limited mainly to salads and platters of local cheese and meat with a few cooked dishes also available. Generous portions, well prepared. Very good local wines at reasonable prices. Friendly and efficient service. Would go back.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank John H
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