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“Hard to find but worth it”

Il Meloncino al Caminetto
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Santa Cruz, California
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Hard to find but worth it”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Absolutely worth the trouble to get there. We intended to arrive at sunset because we had heard that the views from the top were outstanding, however we spent so much time trying to actually find the place that it was dark when we got there. When we finally arrived we were worried because there were hardly any cars in the parking lot and the place looked empty, typically not a good sign. But once we sat down and the food started coming we were ecstatic. The best meal I had in Italy, hands down. Definitely go, but be sure to get REALLY good directions first!!

Visited September 2012
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Bologna, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Il Meloncino Cortina”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

We found this restaurant again, they changed their location many years ago, and we did not find it anymore, then we forgot about it. This year we found it on a restaurant guide, we had lunch there, and it was WOW!! I was very happy. When I told this to the owner, she was so happy, too and we hugged!

Visited September 2012
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Florida Keys
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent quality, excellent service, mushrooms excellent”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

This was our best meal in Cortina. It is expensive and worth it. The Porcini and chanterelle mushrooms were served several ways. We started with the steak tartar topped with chanterelles then had a lovely salad of Porcini and chanterelle mushrooms with parmesan salad. My main course was the ribs with chanterelle mushrooms. You can tell I love mushrooms and this was the best mushrooms ever. The waiter new we loved our meal so much he severed us an extra side of mushroom risotto just before desert which was also fabulous. The owner at the hotel where we are staying at said this was his favorite restaurant in Cortina. But he said next time we must get the specialty which is spaghetti with onions. We will be back. Thanks for the AWESOME SERVICE. There was a small local wedding in the next room so it must be a great place to have a wedding too.

  • Visited August 2012
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London
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“My favourite in Cortina”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

I simply love this place. Food is terrific. Try the filetto al barolo, simply amazing.
Owners are very nice.

  • Visited February 2012
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miami
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“what a location! worth a visit”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

A local friend reccomended this place and was worth it! I ate one of the best pappardelle with porcini mushrooms I had ever had. the portions are kinda small so have antipasto and primo piatto

enjoy!

  • Visited July 2012
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