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“Delicious dinner, welcoming and attentive host” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorente Mas

Ristorente Mas
Ranked #14 of 42 Restaurants in Lovere
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Luxembourg
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Delicious dinner, welcoming and attentive host”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

We had a superb dinner at the Ristorante Mas. We were in the area for a skiing holiday, and we were a little underwhelmed by the choice of restaurants in Lovere, but the Ristorante Mas is a real gem. We are almost tempted to go back to Lovere, just for the opportunity to eat at this restaurant again!

Don't be put off if the restaurant is empty - we were the only diners for much of the evening when we visited, although some locals arrived later, and I note that some of the other TripAdvisor reviews have also mentioned that the restaurant is often quite empty. This doesn't mean that the place isn't good!

The owner is very helpful, and even though we don't speak much Italian, we made ourselves understood, and he took a lot of time and trouble to explain the menu and to make recommendations.

For starters, I had soup, and my wife had scallops with prawns and langostines.

For main course, my wife had sea-bass, and I had roe-deer.

For dessert, we shared pears in red wine, served with an apple semi-freddo.

All washed down with the host's wine recommendations. Absolutely superb.

If you ever find yourself in Lovere, and aren't sure where to eat, then I would highly recommend that you head straight for the Ristorante Mas.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Angoose77
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Tortosa, Spain
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“I LOVE this place.......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

6 Stars, one of the places that made me fall in love with Italy, the owner is a star, the food his passion. Set at the back of a courtyard, yet with a view of the lake, effortlessly cool simple yet quality style and decor to the place, the lighting, it is unique and very special.

The owner was telling me how his meat buyer selects everything, rejecting 90% of what he is offered, A fascinating explanation followed, I learned so much and felt like I made a friend. We just ordered "some great food, impress me" and he delivered. Seafood so fresh we ate our prawns raw, iirc, there was a squid, battered so lightly, cooked so quickly, yet perfectly.

Really a classic place, we drive 30km to eat there, no problem, it is probably my favourite place to eat.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Harry R
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very Cozy, Very delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

It is an elegant nice little restaurant. The atmosphere and service were so good that I felt at ease from the begining. Every part of my three course dinner was really tasty.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Saharahmani
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Oxted, Surrey, U.K.
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Andrea is a genius!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2012 via mobile

We loved this place. We were a little concerned that at first we were
the only ones in there but the service we received more that made up
for it. Our Italian is virtually non existent but Andrea, with the
help of his computer made sure we knew what delights the menu held,
including a whole tuna based specials menu.  The head of the tuna was
on the bar for all to see and was simply enormous.  The dishes we had
were interesting, simple and delicious.  The wine selection is vast,
including a number of half bottles, allowing different wines with
different courses.

We loved the decor, the music and the ambience, but most of all we
loved the personal service and good humour.  My husband particularly
loved the home-made liquorice digestif (this is when Andrea told us he
was a genius!!). A very special evening - not cheap but worth every
penny.

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Thank Jill_Oxted
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