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Reviewed December 16, 2019

Quaint, immaculate restaurant, impeccable service, phenomenally delicious...layers of flavour. True examples of authentic Calabrese cuisine. Our wonderful host, Ms. Francesca, took the time to explain the construction and ingredients of the various dishes, and was our culinary tour guide on the wonderful food adventure we...experienced at La Rondinella. As an addendum, both myself and my wife are vegetarians, and the menu was more than ample and accommodating to meet our dietary needs. Cibo delizioso! Wish we could eat there every night!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 13, 2019 via mobile

I had the local dish peperoni cruschi here and it was amazing. Dried red peppers fried in olive oil. They were light, crunchy and delicious!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

Great food, traditional with a twist. All local produce. 3 antipasti, 3 primi and 3 secundi only. Took the biggest antipasto and pasta. We were so full up, no room left to try another dish or dessert. Will probably skip the antipasto next time... there...definitely will be a next time.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 16, 2019

I visited this restaurant after my mum and dad had recommended it to me. They visit this restaurant every time they go to Scalea. It is safe to say that it did not disappoint! The interior is gorgeous, very cosy and Italian. Be sure to...book a table as it’s very busy! Also don’t expect to be in and out of this restaurant, your meal is an experience. It takes time, enjoy it and take in the atmosphere! We shared a small antipasti and it was absolutely gorgeous! Cheese, meat, bread in oil, simply amazing. We then had the tomato and bacon pasta as a prima piatti. It was gorgeous and so rich in flavour! We were both too full to have the next course which was chicken, it did look amazing though! My Mum had the Panna Cotta for dessert and it was delicious! It was so fluffy and full of flavour! I don’t think I will ever eat Panna Cotta again unless it is from this restaurant 😍! I had a chocolate dessert which had biscuits through it and it was also delicious. The meal was amazing from start to finish, lots of different flavours. I like that the menu is small, it changes daily and the food is all locally sourced from their farm or the surrounding area. The service was fantastic, both staff were very attentive and spoke excellent English. I can’t wait to return next summer!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 9, 2019

Something new, inspiring, and above all aesthetic. All foods prepared in a restaurant are personal production at their farm. Very original appetizers. The staff simply enjoy their work and do it artfully, describing it as an artwork about every food that he represents. Beautiful, bohemian...city. Reservation is required.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed July 4, 2019

small menue which I like-------just real great food --starters are extremely large, wins is fab---all local produce -- would love to have tried desert

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

My partner and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch here. Lovely couple runs this restaurant for the last seven years. Great food and service. You won’t be disappointed.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

Supremely. Words are not enough how good this locally family organically produced food not only are served outstanding service

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the man who sold us an apartment here. We had a fantastic lunch. We started with a 15-item antipasto dish; then my mom had one type of pasta (with pumpkin cream sauce) while I had pasta with homemade pesto and...sun-dried tomatoes. We both divided our meal in half and shared with each other. Then we shared tiramisu for dessert. Everything was wonderful! They make their own pasta, grown some of their own veggies, and make their own wine. I recommend everything! We hope to go again before we leave Scalea.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

Our host recommended this place. We were so blown away by how amazing the food was that we ate here every night during our trip. Would go back to Scalea just to eat here ❤️❤️

Date of visit: April 2018
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La Rondinella is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5