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“Worth a trip to Pavia” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Torre degli Aquila

La Torre degli Aquila
Ranked #6 of 440 Restaurants in Pavia
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Tennessee
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Worth a trip to Pavia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

While on a business trip my host insisted that I overnight in Pavia just for the privilege of eating at this restaurant. It was worth the effort in every respect. Chef Dimo and Maria, his wife, serve authentic Italian cuisine with enthusiasm. When it comes to good food and fine wine, language is no barrier. Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection. The polenta and ricotta gnocchi with fried bacon and butter was probably the best gnocchi dish I've ever eaten. Everyone similarly raved about their meals. The atmosphere is warm and intimate, making for a memorable evening.

  • Visited January 2013
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Milan, Italy
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent value and quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

We stumbled into this lovely little restaurant at lunch hour by chance and what a surprise that was! The friendly staff didn't speak English and that was a very good sign. There was no fixed menu for lunch and that was another good sign - only the freshest ingredients were served! The pasta dishes that we ordered, pesto linguine and tuna risotto, were absoultely delicious. We also had two glasses of spumantes (Italian champagne) and shared a piece of homemade apple pie, which was excellent. At the ended we only needed to pay 12 Euro per person for an exceptionally nice lunch. Highly recommended!

  • Visited August 2012
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“Extraordinary Risotto!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2012 via mobile

We've travelled Italy a lot. It's getting harder to find the old Italy of warmth, value and amazing food. We rediscovered it here. The most extraordinary risotto we've ever eaten, served by the most delightful, and dare I say, overqualified host, Dimo, that we've met in years. Super highly recommended!

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London
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good honest Italian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

We entered by chance as it was late at night and needed something to eat and this was the only place we could find. You would hardly know it was a restaurant from the outside. No English spoken but just order anything from the menu it was all good. The service was simple and charming and the prices were very reasonable. The chef is a local celebrity and he actually cares about creating a great dish for you. Unlike a lot of Italian restaurants it wasn't all pasta, pizza in fact I don't recall any pasta, pizza on the menu. I had fish stew which was generous with the fish, completely fresh and tasted delightful. Good selection of fresh breads and some great wines. Would highly recommend. Was very busy when we went so either book ahead or arrive early.

  • Visited April 2012
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Cassis, France
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37 reviews
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“a marriage of creativity and tradition”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

I really loved this restaurant. It is in the very center of the city. The ambiance is simple and warm, a medieval tower. The food is extremely good: creative, but always using good materials from the tradition. Good choice of wines. We spent 45€ per person, that is not exactly cheap but it was commensurate to all the food and the wine we had.

  • Visited February 2012
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