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“Very nice italian restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Al Pinturicchio

Al Pinturicchio
Ranked #7 of 131 Restaurants in Tropea
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Sao Paulo, SP
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82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Very nice italian restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

The antipasti tropeano is great and huge. In one dish I tasted lots of different local delights. The service is very fast and professional.

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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196 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Eat great food in a charming lane in Tropea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Follow your nose (or your ipad, as we did) to find Al Pinturicchio, a fantastic restaurant in the old town of Tropea, with tables set up in the laneway, complete with pictures and pot plants on the walls, creating a delightful atmosphere of being inside but outside. There is also inside seating but it is not as picturesque!
The greeting was a little surly so we wondered what we were going to encounter but that seemed to be only the attitude of the 'bus-boy', not the waiter or the owner, who were pleasant and helpful. The menu was happily explained both to us (in italian) and by the owner in English to our neighbouring diners, a group of Americans who could not speak Italian.
We shared the antipasti (land) and it was delicious, although heavy on the fried food. Excellent parmigiana and frittata! Our girls ate pizza and it was one of the best margheritas we have had in 6 weeks. My involtini were tasty and my husband's baked fish got the thumbs up. Recommended! We will no doubt go back.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Food fab.... Location fab when you find it...truly a hidden gem.
Try hard to use a little of your pigeon Italian it is truly appreciated in this local restaurant

Visited October 2012
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Boston
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Delightful dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

We recently enjoyed a delicious dinner here at Al Pinturicchio. The fish was fresh and nicely prepared, and the eggplant parmesan was one of the best I have ever tasted. We loved the location... in a quiet alleyway that was most quaint. The restaurant was busy with locals and tourists, yet the service was timely but not rushed at all. Heartedly recommended!

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East Sussex
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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“Pinturicchio revisited.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Arriving into Lamezia Terme airport, ravenous, at 9pm and with an hour or more drive ahead of us, there is only one place to which we are headed and it is not our apartment. Pintchurrio accepts patrons until 10:30-11pm 364 days a year and the quality does not dip, no matter what time of the evening (or year) you arrive.

On being seated we immediately ordered 3 Morretti alla spina - beer on tap is not so common in Calaria and always tastes better - which helped us to unwind after our flight. The surroundings at Pintchurrio also help our relaxation, being seated al fresco, in between several buildings with paintings adorning their exterior walls, and with the stars and night sky as a ceiling; simply beautiful.

We ordered a house pizza, an onion frittata, rocket salad, aubergine Parmigiana (still the best I have ever tasted) and wolved down the lot between us. This is what we had been waiting for! Simple fare, but well executed and full of flavour, the food was as good as always; we are relatively regular visitors to Pintchurrio and the quality is just as regular. The service is also superb, with the feeling that you are part of the family each time you visit, whether each occasion is every 3-6 months or it's your first visit.

There are seemingly endless places to eat in Tropea and even more in Calabria itself, but I want to reiterate how important it is that you visit Pintchurrio if you are ever near Tropea. You will not be disappointed.

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