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“Our best meal in Italy!”
Review of Ristorante Atman - CLOSED

Ristorante Atman
Price range: US$36 - US$144
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Lausanne
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Our best meal in Italy!”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

This wonderful restaurant is well worth the visit. Our waiter, Angelo took great care of us and gave great advice. We took the fish menu, which they adapted to my mussel allergy. The food was just gorgeous - we had tiger prawns with bean soufflé, scallops, tuna followed by panna cotta, delicious local wine recommended to us. Lots of locals eating there which is a good sign. We are indoors - the décor is very modern with high ceilings so very airy; there is a small balcony but unfortunately you can't eat outside. Fortunately for us, it was the one day during our stay in Tuscany when it rained so indoors was perfect. if we return to Italy, we will definitely to back to this lovely lovely restaurant! It's not the cheapest place in town but it does have a well-deserved michelin star and so the fish menu at 70 Euros per person was worth every cent!

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank CeciliaLausanne
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Pisa
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Platonic is not enough”
Reviewed 26 April 2012

We (you may) read the menu and fall in love with a parallel universe where all those ingredients cooperate to let you have a wonderful experience.

What happens is that we got (you may get) slightly-better-than-OK food, too much attention from an overkeen staff still to be be tuned and a bill for around 100 euro per person (4-course tasting menu is 75 euros).

Was it a bad day for them or reality doesn't match the hype?
I don't know.

Will my wife and I be willing to spend another 200 euro to find out?
Not likely.

Love means never having to say I'm sorry, next time I'll look for something better.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank DatoCheCiSiamo
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Lido Di Camaiore, Italy
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Way out of the way, very expensive, but superb”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Almost invisible as you drive along the main drag (so to speak) in this small town in between slightly larger towns, about a half hour from Firenze, is Ristorante Altman. We were greeted warmly in the entry where we were assisted in shedding our coats and umbrellas, and led up a half flight of stairs into a sparely elegant dining room of maybe eight tables, set with linens and crystal.

The ala carte menu has three sections of about ten choices each, Antipasti, Primi, and Secondi, almost all at a price of 25 Euro. We four bypassed the Primi -- the pastas and risotto -- and each ordered an Antipasto: a platter of thinly sliced fresh raw salmon with its eggs and a mysteriously luscious pink sauce, a fat low cylinder of raw very fresh tuna chunks with a passion fruit sauce, perfectly grilled sliced pigeon breast on a base of warm salad greens, and a slow-cooked egg, extraordinarily tender, on top of braised artichoke hearts on a base of mashed potatoes surrounded by a succulent Mornay sauce; and a Secondo: Piemonte beef filet cooked medium rare, pork filet also perfectly medium rare, amazingly tender and flavorful grilled lamb chops in a Marsala sauce, and sauteed fresh sea bass. To begin, glasses of Champagne, then a bottle of young, fresh, fruity and minerally Pinot Bianco from Alto Adige followed by a rich and lively Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank billrohwer
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“nice restaurant”
Reviewed 21 October 2011

We have visited this restaurant when we were traveling around Tuscany. The food is delicious and the decor is so minimalist. It is different from traditional Italian restaurants and their cuisine is "Garibaldino" as the chef called it. The staff is extremely helpful and nice. You should visit them to eat their amazing food.

  • Visited October 2011
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2 Thank ozgurmerve
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