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“La Locanda del Castello: best in the region”

La Locanda del Castello
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Relaxing and Yummy
Zuid Scharwoude
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“La Locanda del Castello: best in the region”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Last April '12 we had the pleasure of dining at La Locanda for the ...?st time. We come here for years. This is the place where excellent food is combined with great hospitality and friendship. Friends of their friends become your friends. And when Johnny and his guitar show up, your dinner could easily be part af a famous musical. Then there are guests who come close to the Pavarotti level; you share a bottle of wine, maybe 2, or the grappa or limoncello. These evenings should never end. In the meantime chef Ernesto may have served a great ribollita, or maybe cotelette di agnello, fantastic ravioli, and always great wines from the region, chosen by Massimo himself. Veronique has left, much to our regret, but the new girl is going to make it. Small village, great place.

  • Visited April 2012
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Lovely restaurant.....”
Reviewed August 1, 2011

Great setting, friendly service and great food and wine. The staff were very attentive and good with the children. They even brought a desert out with a sparkler for my daughters birthday. Well worth a visit - you'll want to go back.

  • Visited August 2011
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Zuid Scharwoude
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“La Locanda: great food & wines, great hospitality”
Reviewed July 31, 2011

Last July we spent a whole week with family and friends in the neighbourhood of San Giovanni d'Asso, and we were so lucky to have lunch and dinner there at least 4 or 5 times. Always with good friends. The new chef Ernesto has made the restaurant, which was already on top of our list ''best restaurants in the region'', even better. Also they supplied the beautiful banquet at the occasion of my birthday party ''at location'' at Villa Ferrano. Massimo was, as always, the perfect host, but nowadays he is also perfectly assisted and, if necerssary, replaced by Veronique, his charming assistent. And Johnny is, in the evenings, still the modest singer and virtuoso guitar player. At La Locanda, it's not just about eating: it's perfect entertainment.

  • Visited July 2011
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“Overrated. Average food and service.”
Reviewed July 17, 2011

Travel guides highly rate the place yet not derserved for the detour. Glasses not clean. Portions average. Meat overcooked.

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Delicious lunch in the shade of the old fortress”
Reviewed June 15, 2011

Having a leisurely lunch sitting outside on a covered terrace in mid-May in the heart of a small Tuscan town is somewhere near my idea of heaven. But even angels have to learn to cook and this cooking was faultless. Some interesting twists to the typical Tuscan menu but nothing too tricksy. Fresh asparagus with blinis, a quail's egg and shavings of local truffle was a delightful light starter and the mains were just as good. Modern crockery and glassware supported the general motif. Delighful service. If you have the chance and enjoy fresh Italian food, splendidly cooked, do head for the Locanda.

  • Visited May 2011
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