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“Very good food, great waiter”
Review of Restaurant Freina

Restaurant Freina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Large choice of dishes, homemade pasta, grilled steaks, excellent desserts
Laguna Beach
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very good food, great waiter”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed in Selva Di Val Gardena for four days/nights and twice ate dinner at Freina. The food was good and and the menu very much in keeping with dishes of the regiona that are served in virtually every other restaurant that was recommended by our host. Freina's dining area is very comfortable, the wine selection quite good (especially the Teroldoga...try it) and the food tasty if not spectacular. I may be short-selling the food because - as I said earlier and based on just a few meals - the cuisine in the area seems limited in both ingredients and mode of preparation. On the other hand, Martin...the best and most personable waiter we experienced during 17 days in Italy and in the top five no matter the timeframe...is a 6 star server whose knowledge of wine and food as well as his big personality make a good meal a great one.... He is irrepressible and funny and very bright with a big sense of humor. Hopefully he is on duty if and when you go... somewhat basicat the cutting edge of cuisine if not at which we ate or patronized or thought of patronizing.

  • Visited June 2013
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Fredrikstad, Norway
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good restaurant with local food”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We had our first night at Freina. It was a very busy night. But we where met by a nice waiter which gave us a big smile. The menue was good; a great selection of local food. We enjoyed the night with a busy, but charming waiter.

  • Visited July 2013
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oxford
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123 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Top class service and top class food”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Having read previous reviews of this restaurant on TA and the fact that they have an EXTENSIVE fish menu on 2 days a week (currently Tues and Thurs) we decided to see for ourselves.

A warm welcome greeted us as we stepped thru the door and this continued throughout the entire meal. The food was delicious, reasonably priced and service by all the staff truly professional. The person taking our order ( and generally looking after us) spoke several languages, connected with us on a personal level very quickly and made us feel really special.

Although the additional fish menu is on 2 days there are good fish dishes on the "standard" menu available every day - if we had known this then we would have eaten there on other days.

  • Visited June 2013
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Perugia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Superb family run hotel”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

The Freina is a great hotel, huge rooms, excelent food and ski in ski out. There is a small wellness facility but it is the great staff and food that make this a place to head for.

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Boston, MA
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104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Yummy, but too much glitz”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Very nice restaurant in Selva di Val Gardena. The food is good: local Italian & Tyrollean specialities along w/ Italian and Austrian staples. We had everything ranging from local venison to risotto with shrimp, and all was great.

In my opinion, this place is too glitzy for the mountains. White table cloths and waiters with black ties is a bit too much for a mountain resort, but to each his own.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Victor K
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