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Ristorante da Paolino

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Via Vulpes 34, 67033, Pescocostanzo, Italy
+39 0864 640080
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
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20:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Character filled restaurant with incredible home made pasta which was delicious. The pasta with mince and tartufo was amazing as was the cacio e pepe with tartufo. The veal cutlets were tasty and the suggested wine topped off the meal. Rosalba the owner was a delightful woman helping with meal choices and suggestions. We left the restaurant, rating this meal... More 

Thank LCB9
Naples, Italy
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103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch on the recommendation of friends, so glad we did. Four of us shared the meat and cheese plate to start, there was plenty for all of us. The grilled cheese is amazing. We followed with fresh pasta, polenta and veal with porcini mushrooms, everything was excellent including the service. We loved it so much that we... More 

Thank Britlisa
Vienna, Virginia
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Late lunch with Italian friends also visting from the area. Well worth the short wait, even at 2:00 pm, for a lunch with six friends due to the busy summer season. We pretty much sampled the menu between all of us - every plate met or exceeded our expectations. From the antipasti to dessert da Paolino offered the best of... More 

Thank Rich P
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Small, inviting and very good. The exceptional service was outdone by the food. The owner visits frequently and remarks that you better finish everything he presents at your table. "Il dolce" the sweets or desserts are wonderful, after a brief stroll through the mountain town, dine here, you won't be disappointed.

Thank tiannaccone
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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374 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The village itself is a pearl in the hills, in the middle of nowhere. It became rich from sheep. Da Paolino is small and cozy, has excellent service (English spoken). Full for lunch with Italian gentlemen from the region. Home-made pasta prepared with egg. My favorite: truffle and pepper. Rely on the waiter for recommendations. Good wine selection.

Thank Mick B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We stayed in pescocostanzo for 3 nights and ate in paolino twice! Superb food, cozy atmosphere and exceptional hospitality. Must visit at least once if you are in the neighborhood

Thank smadarotem
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us and, in turn, we can now recommend it. Probably the best pasta dish I've ever tasted. Friendly staff and efficient service. What looks like a small restaurant from the outside, opens up to become a popular and buzzing, superb Italian restaurant, with a lovely atmosphere. The food was very good.

Thank Joandkeka
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the owner of a Boston MA Italian restaurant and it did not disappoint! We had lunch of pasta and dessert. My pasta of ricotta filled ravioli in tomato sauce was exquisite and I sent my plate back clean from getting up every last bit of sauce with the, equally, delicious bread provided. The dessert was... More 

Thank giovanniamendola
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

We had dinner here four times two years ago when we stayed in Pescoconstazo. This time we were staying in Sulmona, but couldn't resist coming twice for lunch. I'm pleased to say that is every bit as good as it was then.We had antipasti of bruschetta ..the version with radicchio and scamorza (a local cheese)was our favourite, although the one... More 

Thank maura f
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Great food, lovely location, good service. What more can you want? Well, you can add great value. Authentic Italian, family run. One of the highlights of our holiday in Italy.

Thank adrian w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vulpes 34, 67033, Pescocostanzo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Abruzzo  >  Province of L'Aquila  >  Pescocostanzo
  • Phone Number: +39 0864 640080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?