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“Saffron heaven!”

Antica Taverna di Navelli
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Mon, 9/23
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Navelli
Price range: $22 - $44
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: We propose food with local products, saffron is master.
Reviewed July 4, 2019

It doesn't look like much and it sits just outside the town but my goodness this was a delicious meal! Without a doubt try the saffron pasta, it was a very generous portion as we were told to expect and it was an absolutely fantastic flavour. So glad we stopped in Navelli for lunch. The person working was very friendly, he spoke a little english (enough to get by as our Italian was poor!)

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 6, 2019

As saffron is a speciality of the Abruzzo region, for our primi, we had the saffron spaghetti with cream and bacon; and the saffron pappardelle with zucchini and creamy parmigiana sauce. For our secondi, we had the lamb chops with baked potato; and the beef casserole with herbs from the Abruzzo region. For our dolce, we had the cream of custard with saffron with biscotti di solina; and the fragole with lemon and sugar. We enjoyed a 2017 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo “Emilio Pepe”, which was a vino biologico. This was a great, typical meal of the region and the service was excellent. The restaurant was a short drive from our Abruzzo Segretto B&B.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

Excellent food and service in a good environment. No complaints at all with this place. Traditional italian food done very well

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

The host is a charming man and his wife cooked us a fabulous meal. Navelli is the saffron growing centre of Italy so the restaurant features it on the menu. I had the mixed grill which was excellent followed by a saffron cream dessert. My daughter had a pork dish featuring saffron.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2017

We are American tourists from Philadelphia who were visiting family in Chieti and in Pescara in the Abruzzo Region. One of my cousins gave us a tour of the area around L'Aquila, and took us to lunch at the most delightful restaurant.. To begin our lunch, we had the antipasto board with a sampling of everything from cheese, prosciutto, salami, to a taste of two soups with saffron, the lentil and the cecci beans. How wonderful! For our entrée, we shared a series of pasta dishes, each one better than the other. For our meat dishes, we had the mixed grill with lamb, rabbit, chicken. We shared two desserts, and they were probably the best desserts that we ever tried. One was like a hot pudding, and the other a crostata of apples. For our vacation next year, we are looking forward to eating here again. We may even plan it so that we can stop for lunch on our way from Rome to Pescara. The service is very good, but even better were the prices. Sincerely, this is a place not to miss if you like and appreciate good food.

Date of visit: October 2017
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