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“Outstanding and cozy” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Osteria Ristorante San Vivaldo

Osteria Ristorante San Vivaldo
Ranked #2 of 30 Restaurants in Montaione
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Geneva, Switzerland
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Outstanding and cozy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

1.You surely need to reserve in advance no matter what day of the week.
2. Skip lunch if you want to taste a range of the delicacies.
3. Portions are big so order carefully, share a couple of them.
4. Great starters- you can't go wrong with any of the selection.
5. Recommendation for main- Montaione beef stew is outstanding (Rabbit stew available too).

The owner truly enjoys having guests. Is assisted by two young ladies who don't seem to share the same joy of welcoming guests but are still doing their job fine. Lunch is less crowded but still booking is a good idea to avoid disappointment.

Attached to the restaurant is a small deli with all the essentials-oil, bread sugar, salami, cheese, fresh milk, ice cream etc.

Strongly and warmly recommended!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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bolton, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“excellent food and fantastic service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

This is a wonderful place. There were 9 of us and this was no challenge to them. the 7 adults had starters and then all 5 kids (some of the kids are adults!) had ice cream too. The bill was very reasonable. The food was stunning and the staff seemed to be delighted to have us there even though the place was full. The waiter acted the goon with the children and they were given crayons etc to draw on the menus. Everyone enjoyed it.
They dont take cards so make sure you have cash. And get there early if you want to park within a reasonable distance

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicola K
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Out on a limb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

The chapels nearby are really lovely, take the time to visit them before going to the restaurant.
The owner is the chef, preparing daily from in season veg and meat. Lovely cheese antipasto with walnuts and honey.
I was there when some hunters came to eat ( they may supply the wild boar) and I went to ask them if PLEASE they could shoot whoever was whistling. They could not shoot the waiter, but I do wish they had.
Fair price for a good meal.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Deventer, The Netherlands
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Whistling service 2”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

It was a great experience to sit among noisy, but not annoying, Italian families. Of course the restaurant can rely on a vast number of foreigners. Friendly service and you can use your placemat to make your own drawing, write comments, etc. Why 'whistling service'? Find out yourself....

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Deventer, The Netherlands
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2 reviews
“whistling service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

Good food, nothing special but the price is right. Owner is a cheerful guy and the ladies work hard. Sitting among Italian families is noisy, but not annoying. Yes, even funny.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MoLiBro
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