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“Extraordinary restaurant”

Antica Locanda del Contrabbandiere
Ranked #1 of 18 Restaurants in Pozzolengo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$39 - US$56
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Extraordinary restaurant”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

This restaurant, in beautiful rural Italy would not be out of place in any of the world's capital cities. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming from the outset and the chef himself came out to talk us through the menu and take our orders (in good English!). After our complimentary aperitif and amuse-bouche we had three courses of incredible food. The menu was interesting and unusual but the chefs creations worked beautifully, and the wine was lovely and very reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a great meal in the Pozzolengo area.

  • Visited July 2013
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Milano
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice place, great food”
Reviewed 7 May 2012

I was at the Antica Locanda for Easter lunch with my family. Since it was a "special day", one could not choose dishes from the menu but had to be happy with what the chef proposed. Luckily, it was not so difficult because the food was very good (and A LOT OF!).
Unable to decide between white or red wine, we went for the same rosé that they offer as aperitive, which was ok.

Unfortunately, the weather was very very bad and we could not enjoy the place the way it deserves: the countryside is beautiful and peaceful, and after lunch you may take a walk in one of the nice villages around (such as Castellaro Lagusello).

I cannot really say if the place is expensive or cheap since, as I said, it was a fixed menu. I guess not very cheap, but the place deserves a visit (and more than one).

  • Visited April 2012
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