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Il Cavatappi

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Via Dei Granari 2, 01016, Tarquinia, Italy
+39 0766 842303
19:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 19:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 12:30 - 14:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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492 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

In 10 weeks of travel we had some good meals but the standouts, could be counted on one hand. Il Cavatappi is one that counts. Everything from food, interaction, service and price, it ticked all boxes. The owner/waitress Tamara was fantastic and very easy to chat with. Our order consisted of pepper steak, beef with truffle oil and mixed greens,... More 

Thank KTGP
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We came to Il Cavatappi with three children aged 2-8 and four adults, and they managed to cater very well to all our needs. The children enjoyed their spaghetti while the grown ups had the best meat we have eaten for a long time. The waiter brought crayons and paper so that the children could make some drawings, nice touch!

Thank Karin A
Waco, Texas
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

This was not our first time here. We enjoy visiting Tarquinia when in Italy and always return. The food was excellent and the charm of the place just adds to our visit. The town is small and it is easy to find. There are a number of good places to eat but this is one of our favoriate. Will be... More 

Thank bhardeman
Milan, Italy
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Bonding rural tastes and the excellence of Maremma traditions, I found the cozy Cavatappi the perfect place to spend a few hours with very friends in one of the most beautiful roman villages ever. Cherished ingredients handled with care combined with real delightful local vines, come along with an experienced and professional staff, welcoming you with a pleasant and informal... More 

Thank Silvio F
Bovenkarspel, The Netherlands
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Was taken by a friend of the owner to this well hidden restaurant in the old centre of Tarquinia. Being a vegetarian they needed flexibilty from the menu and they succeded well. The charming owner helped me on alternatives and it was well prepared. The recommended whine lived well up to my high expectations and sitting outside near the fountain... More 

Thank Jeroenvanroekel
Castiglioncello, Italy
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

very hospitable, and characteristic menu with a twist. Highly recommend it especially if you appreciate meat based meal and great dessert.

Thank Francesco R
New York, New York, United States
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297 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015

this is a tiny restaurant located in the old section of Tarquinia. The food, while not bad, lacked something flavor wise - maybe just a hint of salt. But it all tasted that way to me. From the sauce on the pasta (which was a tad watery, maybe from having been frozen at some point) to the filet in green... More 

Thank Bob C
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44 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

We visited this place on two occasions. ( one night after the other). The first night was good and the food was nice, atmosphere was great and staff were excellent, they allowed us to wait for a table outside and gave us nibbles and drinks ( which we had to pay for). The food however is not outstanding and not... More 

1 Thank seivad79
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Authentic cuisine from the Maremma. Situated on a very interesting piazza and in the center of the historical center, is the perfect combination of ambiance and dining experience. The wine selection is good, mostly the best of the local wineries but also selected labels for the connoisseurs of medium priced wines. The menu is traditional but with a creative twist... More 

Thank Celeste V
Gothenburg, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2014

Excellent food. The standard menu is quite short and is completed by a daily menu I've been there close to ten times and never been disapointed. The wine list is decent. But I'm not a connoisseur. Service is very friendly and knowledgable. Love it.

Thank Mollgan_R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dei Granari 2, 01016, Tarquinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Viterbo  >  Tarquinia
  • Phone Number: +39 0766 842303

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?