We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“underwhelmed” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Foxfire Inn and Italian Restaurant - CLOSED

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Foxfire Inn and Italian Restaurant
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
north reading, ma
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“underwhelmed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

I guess I went here with higher expectations based on so many rave reviews...
Apparently, we hold dining out to a different standard...I really wanted to give this a 2 and 1/2 star rating, but that wasn't an option...
We ordered 2 apps, calamari, and mozzarella sticks (our younger son likes those)...sub par at best...calamari was frozen not fresh, and you could taste it..the mozzarella sticks, were 2, that's right TWO triangles for 7 bucks, and, well, were ok...
We each ordered a dish with chicken, piccata, parm, and alfredo...it was basic chicken 101...nothing awful, but nothing great...alfredo sauce tasted like it was out of a jar...piccata and parm were ok, and were served with the tiniest amount of pasta! kind of funny...we all commented on it!
the meal came to $96.90 (1 glass of red wine each...total of 2)
could've gotten this food at any sub/pizza shop
very overpriced, very disappointed...
:(

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank mackytack
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

76 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    38
    21
    8
    3
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Portland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Food! Hidden Gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

We are staying at the Stowe Mountain Lodge and felt like some good italian food, we tried to go to Trattoriala festa, which is closed on Sundays during the summer. We looked on TripAdvisor and found the Foxfire Inn, we pulled up and were a bit worried about the exterior, we went in and found the Interior to be as equally out dated. I can go honestly say this is a good example of "don't judge a book by its cover", the food was excellent. We had the fried mozzarella and caprese salad to start, both were really good. I had the chicken parm which I enjoyed, the red sauce is bursting with flavor, my wife had the chicken francaise which was excellent and my son had the chicken tenders with penne and butter, two of his favorites which he loved!!! We were to full for desert! Service was good as well!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank MikeFMaine
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stowe, Vermont
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Comfort Foodie alert! I was pleasantly surprised dining here...and now I am left with a craving for their wonderful dishes. The environment is dated, and I wondered about the service for a few minutes. However, all in all I had a great experience and the food was exceptional. I highly recommend if you are in the Stowe area and have a craving for Italian food.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank care502
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Morrisville, Vermont
Level Contributor
255 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“excellent food, excellent service, a whiff of mildew”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

We were extremely happy with our meal! We were exceedingly happy with the service! The ambience is delightful! If it wasn't for that darned whiff of mildew that apparently emanated from ceiling tiles that showed signs of water damage.

We ordered the leg of lamb special: the lamb was served medium rare with mashed potatoes and asparagus--delightful! We ordered the fetuccine with shrimp--exquisite. We ordered the seafood quinoa--a cut above. We ordered just plain old spaghetti with marina and sausage--super. We passed on appetizers, but the bread sticks were uniquely prepared with garlic and butter. Ah, and the desserts: tiramisu and mousse--superb.The server showed just the right attention without being intrusive; just helpful enough without being overbearing.

The manager told us that the restaurant is closing down for a month because in the shoulder season in Stowe business is slow. We hope they continue the menu just as it is when it re-opens. And we hope they keep the server as well.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank carefultraveler2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Colts Neck, New Jersey
Level Contributor
85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Don't be fooled by the exterior!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

The concierge at stowe mountain lodge recommended this restaurant. When we walked in, we were initially bummed out by the very outdated decor and the musty odor, however, the food was fantastic. My husband had the chicken Vincenzo, and I had pasta with broccoli, onions garlic and oil....my husband said it rated up there with some of the best Italian places he has eaten at in NYC....Go!

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank GreycatLisa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Foxfire Inn and Italian Restaurant also viewed

 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing