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“My favorite restaurant in the world”

Trattoria da Santoni
Ranked #21 of 200 Restaurants in Merano
Price range: US$35 - US$45
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We discovered this restaurant when we visited Meran for the first time last summer and we instantly loved it. Then we came back after waiting a whole year for Rosellas "Penne alla Vodka", her delicios fresh"Seafood Salad" and the "Tortino al cioccolato". This year, we returned with our kids and both demanded to go and eat at Santonis every evening.

We enjoy a genuine Italian cuisine with fresh ingredients and no uneccessary fuss. We have traveled a lot and have been eating in many luxurious restaurants, but the one place we always talk about is the Santoni!

Rosella is a great cook and also a very warm hearted and generous person. She shared some of her recipies with me to try at home. The entire family is involved in the restaurant and we love the atmosphere and the personal service. It's also nice that there is a window between the kitchen and the seating area, so you can watch Rosella prepare your meal.

Try it: Great food, wonderful people.
Come on Friday or Saturday if you want to eat very fresh and delicious seafood.

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Thank Friederike2013
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Reviewed 24 December 2012

Visited this restaurant twice in one day. Couldn't get enough. Grilled zucchini a light and tasty starter, as was the artichokes. We ordered more and more of the same! Then had beef tartar which is spiced in the kitchen and served ready to eat. The chef brought us a spoon to try. It was great, but would have preferred a little less mustard, but didn't even try and convey that as I can't speak Italian. Nevertheless, the tartar was delicious (shared between two of us over lunch). We went back for dinner and had the antipasta set out on a big table for starters, and then pasta carbonara which was rich, but delicious. The restaurant only serves seafood on the weekends (from what we could understand on the menu) and we'd been once before and enjoyed a lobster pasta. Great ambience, good lighting... best place we found in Merano. Service is a bit slow and can be grumpy. Best to make a reservation and, if you don't speak Italian, take a dictionary.

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1  Thank Imelina
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

Enjoyed the evening with my friends. Raw beef fillet and red wine!

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Thank ThomasBozen
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

Loved it! Tasty; Not sophisticated but simply great. not expensive either.

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2  Thank adala
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