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Il Picciolo di Rame

Castello di Vestignano, 62020 Caldarola, Italy
+39 348 331 6588
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the kitchen” (6 reviews)
“his mother” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Castello di Vestignano, 62020 Caldarola, Italy
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Fantastic selection of local rustic / traditional dishes over 12courses, served in a friendly environment with by a Very enthusiastic host and his staff. Definitely a place to take first time visitors to the area. Fixed price menu, which is certainly value for money.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank thauma
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Wowsers! returned for first time in years and Picciolo didn't dissappoint. Amazing food simple recipes handed down through the ages with robust flavours that just burst in the mouth. Superb service, incredible value (€30 for 12 plates) and information about the provenance and history of...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Paulystyrene
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Silvano presents each of the twelve courses on his menu with such enthusiasm one is caught up in the story of the contents.I expected to be stuffed after all those dishes but not at all. In holiday eating this is the last night of the...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank darnoc2511
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This is not just a meal but a culinary education and performance. Don't eat lunch beforehand if going for dinner! Brilliant selection of marvellous food, all at very good value.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Matthew L
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We had an excellent meal last night at this atmospheric restaurant in the ancient hamlet of Castello di Vestignano. The restaurant is small but perfectly formed! Silvano is a great host who has obviously researched his subject well. His mother has been a source of...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank Maggie W
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This is not just a visit to a restaurant , but a whole experience ! We booked on a windy evening as we wanted to try something new in this lovely area. Road to the tiny town is indeed a bit a search, and not...More

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank Ciske
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Our 4th visit to this unique location and we never fail to be impressed by the quality of the food. Owner Silvano's passionate descriptions reflect the love that goes into preparing these traditional tastes of the region's history. Whilst not necessarily advocating visiting while a...More

Date of visit: October 2016
1  Thank HighburyExplorer
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Worth the trip and hike into this borgo. This is a true culinary experience, combined with history of food and culture. Don't be alarmed by the 12 courses, as portions are small, and due to the quality and cooking method not heavy. But an extra...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Miniamo
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Our host told us we must try Il Picciolo despite the drive in to the hills at night, and he was right! It's was actually a very pretty drive and if I had more confidence in our directions I probably would have quite enjoyed it....More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Navigator810322
Reviewed 7 June 2016

The castle of Vestignano itself deserves a visit, merge with quiet atmosphere having a walk in lone narrow streets, then have dinner by mr. Silvano taking care that he himself will welcome you. It's a kind of histrion that will tell stories of the surroundings,...More

Date of visit: October 2015
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13 September 2015|
Response from heat57 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Linda No we were a couple. On our visit the rest of the clientele were an extended family having a confirmation celebration. Any body can book- no limit on numbers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello di Vestignano, 62020 Caldarola, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Marche  >  Province of Macerata  >  Caldarola
  • Phone Number: +39 348 331 6588
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