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“Outstanding accommodation & dining experience”
Review of Capitolo Primo

Capitolo Primo
Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Montallegro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $36 - $144
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Mgarr, Malta
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Outstanding accommodation & dining experience”
Reviewed June 12, 2012

Restaurant and hotel were recommended by Sicilian friends and I will be indebted to them for this. After a career spanning over 20 years in the hotel and restaurant industry (and still actively in it) the comments that I have to make are that the accommodation is truly remarkable, and the dining experience outstanding. With respec to the latter, it is the food, the service, the ambience the hosting,.....and the attention to detail. Yes I am aware of the weight and responsibility of this statement and carry it unfalteringly. Since we have purchased property in Cianciana, Sicily last July, we keep returning to the restaurant practically every trip we make. I read other reviews about the town itself. It is true that Montallegro is a simple very small village and nothing to write home about but the hotel and restaurant are slowly becoming an attraction/point of interest in themselves and surely and missing out on this would be missing out on potentially one of your best dining experiences ever.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank KenAbela
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English first
Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Magic moments”
Reviewed November 22, 2011

Friendly and professionnal reception, Exceptionnal house in a typical village.
With fantastic Sicilian cuisine. we had a delicious menu gourmet with different fish, and a fantastic "chocolat moelleux"
Wine card with a excellent choice of Sicilian wines.
Large and beautiful decorated rooms, all with whirlpool.
The place to be !

  • Visited October 2011
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1 Thank Olivier F
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nearby
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Lots of smoke, little fire”
Reviewed August 26, 2011

It was certainly brave of the owners to invest in a property in Montallegro, not the most charming Sicilian village, a couple of miles from the coast (which in Sicily is just a couple too many) and over half an hour drive from Agrigento and its Valley of Temples. We haven't tried the hotel but the palace where it’s located appears to have been nicely renovated. The restaurant is in the former courtyard of the building, now covered with a glass roof. It provides a nice atmosphere and a little greenhouse effect! The idea was to make it a cosy and elegant restaurant, it only partly succeeded. Despite of the effort made by the chef to present the food nicely and by his wife to create a relaxing atmosphere while providing an accurate service, at the end of the night you can clearly tell that it’s not a luxury restaurant and not only from the inexpensive bill: you're offered a tasting menu, with the possibility of changing a course or two, but no "a la carte" menu, the wine list is rather poor, you wait too long between courses, sometimes you have to ask for things twice, the food is certainly well prepared but rather uninteresting. The whole place would benefit from some imagination, a professional waiter and a more thorough cleaning: the tablecloth really smelled like dust. After all, I'm happy we didn't try the hotel!

  • Visited July 2011
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2 Thank waggadouggou
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