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“An Italian Gem”
Review of Osteria Pazza Idea - MOVED

Osteria Pazza Idea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $59
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Ambiente romantico e molto curato,specialita pesce carne e gradita la prenotazione!
Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“An Italian Gem”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

The restaurant looks modest from the road, but don't be fooled, it is delightfully decorated in a sylvan setting on the edge of Viareggio (not easy to find but well worth the effort - it's the top rated restaurant for very good reasons). This is a restaurant for italians, not tourists (which makes it all the more appealing), so some knowledge is necessary to make sense of the menu, the wine list, not to mention ordering and discussing the food. Being on the coast, fish plays a major part in the menu. We ate there on two occasions and both times the meals were delicious [our stand out dishes were the insalata di mare, the branzino, the pennette al sugo di granchio and the vitello. The staff were friendly and efficient and the place was spotless. The wine list gave a good choice, our meals were not expensive and the place was packed with locals (no better recommendation, but eat early!). The visitor photos here on TA give an excellent sense of its ambiance. If you are in the area, don't miss it....we can't wait to return this year.

  • Visited June 2012
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2 Thank JoeFrancis
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Milan, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Simply perfect, a special place”
Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Nice cozy restaurant right in the Pineta of Viareggio. Not easy to find it; but if you do, you get to eat very well, served by a polite and friendly staff in a special atmosphere and... do you know what? you don't even spend much money for all this! Simply perfect, it is definitely worth a 5stars rating!

Visited April 2013
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3 Thank aldo c
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Prague, Czech Republic
Level 5 Contributor
34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Feel like home: cozy and great food”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is by margin the most cozy and nice interior I have ever seen, feels like you're guest in a fairy house; open wood stove inside and location at outskirts of town in the woods adds charm to this place. And cooking is really good, too - all kinds of local food, lots of fish and shells, pizza if you're not too hungry. Coffee is served on a tray with a dancing and singing toy - how sweet is that? :)
Excellent place for quite dinner with friends or a romantic date.

  • Visited March 2013
    • Service
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2 Thank Andriy G
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