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US$18 - US$60
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

We decided to take a quick look at this little spa town on our way south to Montecatini Terme. The Helvetia has a bit of staid elegance and the consensus of TA reviews were encouraging. The dining room is quite large, attractive and mostly empty...of a Friday afternoon in early May. Only one other couple came in during our meal. Since we had been on a lengthy drive and still had an hour to go, we limited ourselves to a main course and dessert, a glass of wine and a bottle of sparkling water. My salmon fillet encrusted in pistachios was quite good, although there had been a slightly heavy had with the salt shaker. My wife was fully pleased with her Calamari Fritti. No surprises on the desert menu, but a Crema Catalana and a Cheesecake were well crafted. The menu was fairly extensive, and I am sure we would have found other dishes that would have been appealing. Service was professional, and the quiet recorded piano music in the background rather appropriate. So here I will end my thousandth review with gratitude for all the places we have been and enthusiasm and anticipation of those to come.More

Date of visit: May 2018
helvetiathermal_spa, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Cipensoio Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Dear ulysses4, wow!! you review will be very interesting for our future guests. THank you very much for your time and your beautiful words. We hope see you again soon, best regards, Helvetia

Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We ordered two pastas as per recommendation of the Chef, and both were perfect. I had octopus with veggies which was very good; and my husband had beef fillet which was his best , and this is after a week in Florence. Deserts were simply...out of this world. Very good place for dinner, particularly as Porretta is a small place. Cipensoio restaurant is a part of Helvetia hotel that has a very nice modern spa. So if u happen to be in this small town, both are recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2016
helvetiathermal_spa, Direttore at Cipensoio Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2017

Dear yorksheer Thanks for leaving your comment along with important information for those who want to come and visit. We are happy to have you passed a good experience. Best regards Michael Giuliano Operations Manager 

Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Very simple dishes. Pictures look more promising then the content. Friendly employees. Not much alternatives in this town.

Date of visit: March 2016
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