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“Great discovery!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lo Squalo

Lo Squalo
Ranked #5 of 63 Restaurants in Tirrenia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $24
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bethesda, Maryland
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162 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Great discovery!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

We were intrigued about how busy Lo Squalo was the night before when we were going to the other place next door (which is alright, 3 out of 5 stars); busyness is always a great sign for a good restaurant. With the amount of customers inside, we thought Lo Squalo would be a place with average décor but good food which we tend to care a bit more than the décor. Surprisingly, the whole ambient was relaxing with a good amount of attention to details. Loved the custom-made mug-glass with an unique (yet ergonomically comfortable) shape by an artist from northern Italy. Absolutely fell in love with taglialini with truffles—wow, it is truly to die for! I can still taste the richness of truffle with a perfect combination with buttered taglialini in my mouth now 2 days later and keep wanting to go back for more. Our friends ordered 3 flavors of pizza, with shrimp and asparagus, Italian sausage, and pastrami—all wonderfully flavored, yet different in the combination of taste. The sampler of desserts was simply amazing—you need to try it! Will have another week here in Italy, would not be surprised that we decide to go back and try the freshly caught sea bass that they have displayed and the taglialini with truffle that I will never get tired of!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Really good meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Excellent meal here but the penne arribbiata was not hot enough! only joking it was brilliant!! Good value and nice staff

Visited September 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“very good quality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

we went three times quality food average price wines very good value . We thought the taster menus were a little over priced but certainly worth a visit

Visited June 2012
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Netherlands
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190 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Best tiramisu ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

Lo Squalo is a corner restaurant in Tirrenia where many locals eat. It sits just off the main street and it would be easy to miss. The food however is delicious and well worth the visit, and it is a good idea to make a reservation! We had a selection of anti pasti and one was even better than the other. The main courses were great and the Tiramisu dessert was the best we ever had!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 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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Aviano, Italy
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Popular Place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

Don't let the eclectic atmosphere mislead you! This is a popular place. Get there early or make a reservation (not sure this is possible as I didn't try) otherwise you won't get a table. Great service, great food (with a menu in both Italian and English) at reasonable prices. Some of the pasta dishes are on the smaller side in terms of portion size so be prepared to possibly order a second dish or a pizza in addition to your pasta. There is a gas station directly in front of this restaurant but we didn't even notice it. No outdoor seating that I saw.

Visited February 2012
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