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“Nothing Special”

Ristorante Vecchia Ravenna da Mario
Ranked #125 of 642 Restaurants in Ravenna
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
328 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
Reviewed 4 November 2012

"Menu Turistico" signs in a restaurant's window are always a red flag for me, but we were running out of options, so we decided to try this place. When we arrived (without a reservation) there appeared to be plenty of seats available, but the somewhat surly manager nearly turned us away. After we offered to sit outside, however, he changed his mind, and the initial unpleasant experience was soon forgiven as we began to receive the attention of a very pleasant server.

The spaghetti with clams was pretty good, but the mixed salad that accompanied it was uninteresting and sub-par. There's a selection of house wines that are reasonably priced. Having opted out of dining at a nearby seafood restaurant that would have set us back a couple hundred dollars, Ristorante Vecchia Ravenna da Mario probably seemed a bit better than it might have under other circumstances. But at least it was an acceptable choice.

  • Visited October 2012
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Venice, FL
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
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“Family Owned and a Tasty Place to Eat”
Reviewed 4 September 2012

This place was recommended by the owner of Hotel Astoria and I wasn't disappointed. My dinner was very tasty and included local dishes very well prepared. The service is excellent and I enjoyed talking to the owners in Italian. Many locals were there to eat which is always a good sign. If ever you're in Ravenna make it a point to sop and eat here.

Visited August 2012
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Wish we had discovered this earlier in our stay”
Reviewed 30 August 2012

This is a great find if you want to dine in a real 'local' type of restaurant. The family are very friendly and helpful, overseen by a gracious and eagle-eyed Mario. The food and wine were delicious and the atmosphere was cheerful and relaxed. A pity we did not come across it until our last night in Ravenna.

  • Visited August 2012
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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
263 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
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“Local place... Good food”
Reviewed 8 June 2012 via mobile

We ate here both nights in Ravenna . It was recommended by our hotel. It was easy to walk to and the food was great.. And very reasonable .. Good menu with variety and good service.

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Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“We recommend this to you”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

We liked this ristorante very much and ate there both nights of our stay in Ravenna.
The interior is modest in the way of most Italian places, but the service is friendly and efficient. I had salmon carpaccio first night and a very good antipasto of mixed salumi and cheese second night followed by seafood spiendini (both nights). Husband had pasta dishes both nights and misto rosti which he could not finish as there was so much. We had house wine. The price was the same as we pay in Umbia and we wish the restaurant was not so far away from where we live as we would like to go there often.
We noticed a man eating alone both nights so we assumed he goes there every day for his diner. Also large italian family having a very good time.

  • Visited March 2012
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