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“Made a week in Vorno one of my best holidays ever”

Tenuta Dello Scompiglio
Ranked #11 of 86 Restaurants in Capannori
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New Haven, Connecticut
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Made a week in Vorno one of my best holidays ever”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

I am very rarely moved to write reviews about anything, but we became so committed to this place during our week's stay in the area, I wanted to make an exception. We were staying just over the road, and on our way from Lucca we asked the taxi driver for food recommendations in the area. He unhesitatingly picked the cucina dello Scompiglio as the best around, so we tried it for lunch the next day (Sunday). We were blown away by the assorted vegetarian platter -- a fantastic polenta / truffle cake and a little tortino of vegetables were the stand-out pieces -- and then enraptured by the vegetarian carbonara (with tomato instead of bacon) and grilled radicchio for our side dish. The quality of the ingredients (all grown in the kitchen garden, i.e. all around us) made every seemingly simple mouthful taste astonishing -- perfectly fresh, zingy, and delicious. Since the restaurant is closed on Monday and Tuesday we had to wait til Wednesday to go back, and we took more people along with us this time, all of whom agreed this was surprisingly good food. Lunch is prix fixe (15 euros including water, fantastic home-baked bread, a glass of wine and coffee) and we had that 3 days in a row, every day trying something different and ploughing our way through a good portion of Lando's excellent wine list. We also went back on Thursday evening for another bite at the a la carte menu. I've never eaten at the same place twice in one day before and doubt I will again -- but this kitchen was just so delicious and satisfying (and excellent value) and the staff incredibly patient and friendly, even with our not very impressive Italian (cum Spanish/French the more we drank!) By the end of the week we were really sorry to have to leave -- every meal was great and some dishes spectacular (the zucchini especially the week we were there). Heartily recommended if you're in the Lucca area, especially for a Sunday lunch or evening meal in order to sample the full range of deliciousness...(perhaps combine with a walk around the hills beforehand, to ensure working up a sufficient appetite?) -- Daniela Cammack, New Haven, USA

  • Visited June 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Modern Tuscan .... Totally worth a Visit”
Reviewed January 12, 2012

I just surrendered to a tasting menu .... all first class .... setting outside memorable Please go

Visited September 2011
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London
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“Great local food in a modern outdoor setting”
Reviewed September 25, 2010

The menu is local and regularly changed - excellent food and great value. Not a rustic environment but worth the detour

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