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“Nice staff but very disappointing food”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Osteria del Carro

Osteria del Carro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $33
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Italy
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233 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Nice staff but very disappointing food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

We live within 20 minutes drive from this restaurant and have been twice in the past 3 years. Once when it was new, disappointing but good wine list. The second time we were invited with a family group and where not paying.

Our friends were here for a few days and chose it because it appears at number one on Trip Advisor. We read the reviews and noted someone from Passignano marking it as terrible...and suggests eating somewhere else and we thought that a bit unkind as so many people had marked it highly.

That man from Passignano was right and we apologise to him!!

Saturday evening at the beginning of the month usually means locals have money to spend on eating out. Few diners.

Again a good wine list and staff attentive.

Food can only be described as the sort of thing produced in our house when we are too tired to cook. Much of it was cooked well in advance..."just in case a customer comes in and orders it"
I described my meal as warmed up left overs. Peter had a tasteless mixed grill. There is no need to eat here as there are so many good, family run restaurants in the area. We are locals so trust us. Look where else we have eaten!

  • Visited December 2012
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Haifa, Israel
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“W A R M L Y R E C O M M E N D E D”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

This is our second time we visit in Passignano Sul Trasimeno.Our last visit (my wife & I)was last year in October.This year we were in the same region with six more friends.All of us were very satisfied of the warm welcome of the owners (the charming Sabrina & Gianluca).Excellent food & service.Reasonable prices.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank tvcamhi
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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lunch visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Visited for first time over lunch. Food and service very good. Large helpings so sharing might be advisable. Excellent pastas and starters and the service was very attentitive. Win list good and reasonable.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Wes B
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Passignano sul Trasimeno, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Do not bother”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

Apart from the overwhelming tobacco smoke, even outside on the terrace, the uninterested waiters, the not very well cooked ravioli, the overpriced wine or the time we had to wait for paying our bill, we did not have a nicer evening than we surely would have had at our own favourite pick, the Locanda del Castello...

If I have to select three positive exceptions, I would suggest: the pistacchio ravioli primi piatti (by all means, avoid all other ravioli items on the menu if you can), the pork with pomegranate salad secondo piatti (fine), and the fact that the cook is expected to leave forgood by September this year...

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Frank825
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San Gwann, Malta
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

My wife & me visited this restaurant Thursday 12th July 2012. We were met by a beaming family owner and directed to a most romantic poshy set table. The food was exquisite and the wine was perfect ..... If I were to be 50km away from this restaurant, I'll drive, crawl or hike to eat there.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank PBOOZOO
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