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“Excellent lunch”
Review of Hostaria Viola

Hostaria Viola
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$26 - US$45
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Hostaria Viola was born in 1909 by the great-grandparents Charles and Viola Santa Besacchi in a small fraction of Castelgoffredo; a peasant family in difficult times began to know and passionate gastronomy and wines to the point of being able to pass on this passion to the following generations. In 1979 the restaurant moved to the nearby, promising and well positioned town of Castiglione , where he soon became a point of reference for the cuisine Mantovana even by those who come from other provinces. Today, the fourth generation, remains the same passion for the culinary tradition of the territory, for the genuineness of the products and for the reception of customer.
Belfast, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch”
Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

I have lunch in Viola once or twice a year and I can state 100% it is my favorite restaurant - anywhere!
Try the trio of pasta with the Lugano white wine.
Just magic.

Visited September 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good regional cuisine”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

I liked the food, it was interesting and well cooked and presented. The staff was very knowledgable and helpful. I did not enjoy the high temperature in the room and thr Lambrusco wine suggested, The wine was changed with no protest. The prices are reasonable.

Visited August 2013
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Philadelphia
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278 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Mantovese dishes served with style in a beautiful restaurant”
Reviewed 23 June 2013

It is a pleasure to sit in the elegant and cool dining room here and to enjoy the local dishes from the small but varied menu. When presented with many wonderful pasta choices, I become a bigger ditherer than Hamlet, so it is nice to be able to order a plate that has all of them to try out. Superb the tartare of Piedmontese beef (a Slow Food Presidio product), equally good the lake pike done Mantua style and the tender guinea fowl (an old Gonzaga recipe). Desserts are to expectation, nothing too fancy but traditional sweets carefully prepared.
The wine list has some lovely local wines at good prices, we especially loved the Botticino from Colli degli Ulivi (Noventa) - a very old DOC wine made of Barbera and Sangiovese grapes. A deep and delicious wine.
Service is friendly and efficient - a lovely restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
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