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“First place the kids insist on when we are in Forte”
Review of Maito

Maito
Ranked #122 of 151 Restaurants in Forte Dei Marmi
Price range: US$29 - US$81
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
San Diego
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“First place the kids insist on when we are in Forte”
Reviewed 12 July 2011

We have been going to Forte dei Marmi for years. Maito has always provided us the best in fresh fish, nice pasta (spaghetti Maito is what our ten year olds scream for in anticipation all year long), and good service. I know anyone can get a bad experience at any time in any restaurant around the world, so I'm sure the negative reviews are sincere. But that has never been our experience. We love it there, we're getting on a plane in ten days to head back, and I can't wait to sit down near the sea and enjoy a beautiful whole fish for six!

  • Visited August 2010
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English first
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“terrible service/ok food”
Reviewed 3 July 2011

worst service of our recent trip. the food was ok,nothing great at high prices. staff seemed bored and completely disinterested. avoid

  • Visited June 2011
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PT
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“our idea of an upscale-casual beach front (bagno) restaurant”
Reviewed 10 April 2010

When you sit down, there comes some pizza pane, straight out of the wood burning oven. With olive oil and some other goodies, a glass of crisp white wine, as aperitivo, and our world is in order.

We ve been going to Forte dei Marmi since many years and always liked the uncomplicated, straight, high quality food at this airy, ship s cabin like place and also outdoors, for pizza, pasta, risotti, fish and funghi, sometimes game in fall. If you are a carnivore, you are at the right place, too. You d love their genuine Bistecca Fiorentina. Pick a good size, incl the bone, around 1 kilo (approx two and a half pound). And if you are not hungry or just want a plate of pasta, a salad or share a pizza, this is perfectly ok. No funny looks or questions asked.

We usually skip desert, so no major comments there, except when in season, we have the frutti di bosco - especially the wonderful tiny strawberries from the woods - and a couple of Dai-Dai (google Gelateria Artigiana Dai Dai, Castiglioncello) with the espresso. And then our world is getting close to perfect.

At first, the Patron can give the impression of being a bit cool, but you ll soon find him a discrete, personable and polite professional - provided you do not sail in, as if you owned the place, expecting subservient fussing. Yep - that s when we have witnessed that the staff is also capable of returning the favor with a wonderfully arrogant performance - hilarious to us.

Prices are not outrageous, of the level one has to expect. And dont be a skinflint, saving on the valet parking - the old man who always took care of our car, when we were there, is a gem of a person and very pleasant to talk to.

Other restaurants in FdM: We also like (Bagno) Gilda (risotti, sea food) and once in a while Mr. David s Bistrot (with all the red carpet fussing you want), their Osteria, the Catto Nero in Pietrasanta and La Locanda di Bruno (north of Pietrasanta, to Vallecchia, before the church, turn right, up Via Solio) and a few Cantina where the stone masons from the marble ateliers go - but those shall remain a secret otherwise they ll be soon history.

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Sion, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“which kind of tavern is this?”
Reviewed 30 September 2009

i have eat very very bad, poor quality and very poor service. super bad,

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Zürich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“our favorite restaurant in Forte dei Marmi”
Reviewed 16 May 2009

We've been gong to Forte dei Marmi for the past eight years and Maito is our whole family's favorite.Very Italian atmosphere - great food - easy access -try their pizza -amazing !! Always very booked so be sure to make reservation.More Italian guests than foreigners -always a good sign.

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