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“larger than life owner makes for a wonderful evening!”

Pizzeria Ristorante Caminetto
Ranked #15 of 100 Restaurants in Malcesine
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
West Yorkshire
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“larger than life owner makes for a wonderful evening!”
Reviewed August 14, 2011

Very welcoming owner who makes everyone feel special. Very friendly service and lovely food - lots of italians speaks volumes for the place. Well worth a visit!

  • Visited July 2011
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2 Thank commissaire_10
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Eat, Drink, Be Happy. Mario is pure hospitality!”
Reviewed September 25, 2010

I went to this pizzeria based on our hotel owner's recommendation.

Mario, the owner, made us feel like we were in his home. He was friendly and gregarious, fluent in German and English, and makes the most amazing food. Everything was good, but you must try the Risotto. It takes a long time to make, but that's fine. In the meantime, have some antipasti, pasta, pizza, delicious cheap house red wine.

Our waiter was kind of a flake and he left us to sit down with some German girls and had dinner with them at the table next to us. I still rate the service as high, because Mario saw that and came over and took care of us the rest of the night. The local olive oil he serves is incredible. Soak the bread in it, put it in your mouth, and suck the oil out of the bread before chewing. It will change your life. Buy some of that oil before going home. That is my biggest regret from my trip to Italy.

While in town, we walked by the restaurant several times and Mario always said Hi and remembered us. When we wanted to buy cigarrettes and the tobacco store was closed, he gave us his Italian ID so we could go use the tobacco machine for ciggies. We got them and came back to drink some cheap wine and smoke. The half liter of wine was only 4 Euros, and when we tried to pay with a 10 Euro note, Mario didn't have the change. He told us not to worry about it and we told him to keep the change. He said "No No! It's too much! You just pay me next year when you come back!" We ended up working it out and getting change then managed to leave him a little bit of a tip.

I loved Malcesine, and I loved this Pizzeria with its delicious food, charming atmosphere, and amazing hospitality.

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4 Thank RyGuy25
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