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“Exquisite Dining Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dionisio

Dionisio
Ranked #2 of 224 Restaurants in Benevento
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $53
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Rome, Italy
Level Contributor
91 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Exquisite Dining Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

I was recommended this restaurant by a friend from Benevento, and I called to make a reservation for Sunday night (when many restaurants are, in fact, closed). It was a very, very positive experience, and I would come back to Benevento just for another meal here: I was blown away by the quality and taste of the food, the beauty of the space, and the efficiency of the service.

The restaurant is set in an ancient building- I was told it used to be a church at some point, then changed ownership and housed a carpenter's studio and other things before becoming this restraurant. The ceilings are mile-high and everything is made of beautiful stones and ancient bricks, the layout offers every single table privacy (because they appear, almost, to be in little individual niches), the lighting is just perfect, and the decor (table settings, etc) is elegant. They also have a cellar and are very happy to show you around.

When we sat down we were offered a glass of Prosecco, on the house, and some delicious tuna appetizers. The waitress was pleasant and helpful.

The menu, I was told, changes very frequently. My friend and I had scrambled egg with white truffle & duck on bed of greens with balsamic vinegar (starters), steak tartare & pasta with pistachio nuts and aged pecorino (main), wine, and cheese for dessert. There is a large wine list, and a very substantial choice of cheeses- we asked for a desert plate to share, and enjoyed a selection of six cheeses, most of them local from Benevento. We paid a total of 60 Euros for this, which is an unbelievable price both for the ambience of the restaurant, and the quality and elaboration of the menu. My duck was cooked to perfection, delicate and beautifully presented- the steak tartare was interesting, different from anything I had ever had before, and just unbelievable.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank BetteSpark
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English first
Graffignana, Italia
Level Contributor
93 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Balance and details”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

What a relaxing, gentle place for a superb cuisine. In an old refurbished cellar, the restaurant doesn't leave anything unattended. Dim light, white sheets, quiet and cozy atmosphere. The food is finely served, great choice of ingredients and amazing bouquet of tastes finely arranged in the same course. I got a sort of scrambled egg with black truffles as starter, which has been such a surprise, and then, as main course, I got a tuna steak on a "zucchini carpaccio" and sauteed Tropea red onions, which was just perfect. Top it off with a spicy broccoli on the side and a finishing coffee and you won't be asked more than 25€ ... that's a deal for the beauty of the place and the quality of the service!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ZZDaveZZ
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A must visit restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

Thank you tripadvisor community for recommending this restaurant. Following an exhausting day on the terraces supporting the triumphant welsh women's rugby team, the service received at this unique and atmospheric restaurant was a revelation. Not only did we book on the hoof, but when we arrived the proprietor had translated the Italian menus into English. Each food and drink query was answered with excellent knowledge and with enough detail to enable the whole party to enjoy the excellent fare. Great value for a top restaurant

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Gary S
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