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“Excellent food & ambiance, worth the drive from the beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Osteria Candalla

Osteria Candalla
Ranked #5 of 235 Restaurants in Camaiore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Basel, Switzerland
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15 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent food & ambiance, worth the drive from the beach”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Went off-season thanks to great reviews on TA, arrived in the dark so didn't get to enjoy the great view, but certainly made up for that with wonderful food & wine!
Generally I'm not a fan, but so happy we ordered a mixed antipasti platter to start this time - very creative and delicious. Young wild boar was another highlight. To finish off the feast the owner recommended a few local liquors, which were so good we ended up buying a couple bottles to bring home.

  • Visited May 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Great place”
Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

Food is excellent, big portions and wild boar is really good. Great atmosphere near the fireplace in the winter. Must try it again in the summer.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“HIDDEN SECRET IN VERSILIA HILLS”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

The Osteria Candalla is a cluster of buildings, terraces and balcony's attached to a river bank, a little path leads you from the Osteria to the river and you can enjoy an aperitivo sitting under banana trees in the shade.
the food is wonderful, from the varied antipasto, the tasty primi and the juicy Cinta Senese steaks to the home made sweets and desserts.
The price of the food and wines is very reasonable considering the high standard of food and service.
If you go for lunch you can take a short walk up the hill where you can find an old mill, with a small lagoon and waterfall, the water is beautiful and clean and great for a refreshing swim, warning it is mountain water and freezing cold even in a steaming hot August day.
The Osteria is just above Camaiore, good tip is to go early as parking can become a little problem, on saying this I have always found a space.
This is a must try restaurant if you are in Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi etc and you have a car.

  • Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous setting overlooking hill- like lagoon”
Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

The second visit and even better than the first. Stunning setting on multi-platform terraced restaurant beside river on location of old mill. Wonderful food and attentive service. Parking typically Italian style!

  • Visited August 2013
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Avelgem, Belgium
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“Excellent food, extraordinnary location”
Reviewed 12 July 2013 via mobile

Not much more to add to all the positive comments. this was a special experience with excellent food for a reasonable price at an extraordinnary location, without being exclusive. Very highly recommended!!

  • Visited July 2013
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