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“Excellent food”
Review of Da Maria

Da Maria
Ranked #2 of 16 Restaurants in Genga
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Itala, Italy
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
“Excellent food”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We visited the place after Caves of Frasassi. We asked our gide to recommend some good place, but she refused to promote any venue. Then we told that we are new in this place and we just want to eat good and she said that Da Maria was a good place to eat. And it was! I have never seen so rich ""sugo" on pasta - if I knew, I would not order the second course! Dishes from boar meat were delicious. Normally I dont like truffles, but here they serve it so fresh that it does not have its acid odor (which I dont like). So the place is absolutely recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
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Da M, Proprietario at Da Maria, responded to this review, 17 May 2014
We would like to thank you indeed for your marvelous comment of our restaurant and food. It has been a pleasure for us to have you here and we are very happy that you enjoyed everything.
We wish you all the best.
Claudio & Gabriella,
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Seattle
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A spectacular surprise!”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

After a long drive from our hotel to the Frasassi caverns (something you will regret missing if you're in the Marche and don't visit) we were ravenous, so using Trip Advisor looked for something nearby. Da Maria is up a long and windy mountain road about 15 minutes from the caves, but don't fret: What awaits you at the end is worth any uncertainty you may feel on the drive.

There's no english spoken here, but that's part of the adventure, right? We used an iPad and Bing Translator to work through what we wanted to order and every dish was better than the last. A house antipasto plate overflowing with amazing bites to try, a tagliatelli dish brimming with freshly shaved white truffles (for only 10 euros!!!), a delicious braised wild boar pasta dish, and a dessert zuppe ingress which will make you slap your mama. It was spectacular. After lunch she brought out all of the different liqueurs they make specifically for the restaurant and insisted we try one (or more). I opted for their Amaro with Truffles. Who knew the earthiness of truffles paired so well with the herby goodness of an amaro? I bought a bottle to lug home.

This was a restaurant we would revisit as a destination all on its own. IF you're doing the caves, do Da Maria. You won't be sorry.

  • Visited April 2014
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ristorantemaria, Proprietario at Da Maria, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
We would like to thank you indeed for your marvelous comment of our restaurant and food. It has been a pleasure for us to have you here and we are very happy that you enjoyed everything.

Thank you again for your kindness and hope to you see you soon again.

We wish you all the best.

Kind regards
Claudio Bruffa
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Porto, Portugal
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Pasta in the middle of the mountain”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

After a visit to the great Caves of Frasassi we went to "Da Maria", what an excelent meal we had there. Great "Antipasti" and them some Pasta fresh made, we had some Pasta Pomodoro, some Pasta bolognese and some Tortellini, everything was very good.
I totally recomend this restaurant.
Tip. If you visit the caves you will have many people giving you flyes from restaurants, dont waste your time, go to Maria.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Excellent home made dishes”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Delicious home made dishes nicely presented. Great truffle courses. Excellent quality, honestly priced

  • Visited July 2013
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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Paradise between the Genga tops!!”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

2 families, 4 children: we've been here in July 2013. So nice food and genuine, good wines from the region, perfect hospitality. A nice pergola just outside to relax and enjoy the view after the lunch... Just 5-8 minutes from the breathtaking Frasassi caves....

  • Visited July 2013
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