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“Excellent Friday Fish Dinner”
Review of La Cavola d'Oro

La Cavola d'Oro
Ranked #13 of 123 Restaurants in Grottaferrata
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Friday Fish Dinner”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

The restaurant was recommended to us by the owners of Tenuto Cusmano for its Friday fish dinner. We found the meal delicious, and the staff incredibly helpful.

Visited June 2012
Thank Jennifer R
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bingley, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“amazing food”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

really good fish restaurant !! We had the mixed starter where they bring you everything the got in the fridge? and it was amazing .
The salmon from main menu was delicious but I was already stuffed to finish it .
Service was with a smile and very good english something you will not finds very often in Rome

Visited April 2012
Thank Spectacles007
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Friendly service and tasty food - but nothing special”
Reviewed September 6, 2011

The focus here is on the grills - lots of different meats cooked very well. The pastas were only OK. However the service and atmostphere were great, so all in all we had a nice evening here. It was full of locals on a mid-week evening which says it all.

Visited September 2011
Thank RSym
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Rome, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great family running restaurant (Fresh ingredients, Generous portion)”
Reviewed October 22, 2009

It's not a fancy restaurant with chic deco. However, when dining at La Cavola d'Oro, it feels like you're in a big family & friend's dinner, wooden tables, big ceramic plates, baskets full of fruits in the middle of tables, great selection of dessert on a big tray in the middle of the restaurant.
Many people (most of them, very frequent visitors whom the owners will greet in person) talking and laughing, but it doesn't bother you. Instead, it brings such a warm and "Italian" atmosphere to the restaurant.
Most of the time, the waiters will not bring you a list of menu, but will explain to you what they have on the day. (I guess it is because they always choose the fresh ingredients from the market in the morning and the menu can be changed every other day) Anything you choose will be made with fresh ingredients and you will be able to taste it. Not too re-fined or creative cooking, but "re-fined home-made" cooking. The portion is very generous. So a male adult and a female adult always order 1 portion for each course and share together, however, will still feel bursting in the end.
I have been loyal to the restaurant since I got to know the place in 2008 and any dish from antipasto till dolci I've tried have never disappointed me.
The service staff is also great, courteous, and very well-informed about everything. (I guess they've been working for THE restaurant for a looooong time) You might have some difficulties in communicating and getting what you want if you speak only English. However, the restaurant is definitely worth a try for its delicious food, warm atmosphere, and great service...!!

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Thank 090306
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