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“Wonderful, friendly family restaurant. Excellent value.”

Ristorante Pizzeria Degli Abruzzi
Ranked #32 of 131 Restaurants in Bracciano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$35
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Like a lot of the reviewers for this restaurant, we stayed in a villa close by, but would recommend it for anyone staying in the local area. It is not a restaurant for tourists and the staff spoke very little english (menus are available in English) but made every effort to make us feel welcome and were very patient and helpful.

The food is simple but wonderfully cooked. The kids were encouraged to try new things with an anti pasti course that pretty much filled the table (the meats with fresh figs a particular favourite). The pizza and pasta dishes we tried were all delicious (ravioli cooked in butter with sage - simple but possibly the best pasta I've had). No frills on the drinks selection (coke comes in family sized bottles) - it was nice not to be over-charged for flavoured fizzy water.

A really nice, family atmosphere. Great value (a family of 5 fed with 3 courses; drinks and coffees for a little over 100 Euros).

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Thank Hooberrydooberry
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

After my first review of the restaurant 2 years ago I have been there on average once or twice a month and the place has become the yard stick against which I measure all other restaurants, trattoria's, pizzeria's or osteria's of that type. Sometimes it is really reassuring to know that things don't change and remain faithful to their charcter and as good as they've always been.
Degli Abruzzi still is the old family run place where you can regularly find the grandparents dining together with the other guests and the owners at the grill and pizza oven.
When you come here (closed on thursdays and on weekends you might want to give them a call to reserve a table) you don't get a huge bilingual menu with bad translations, in fact if you don't ask for it, there is a good chance you don't get a menu at all. And that is a refreshing experience, because the waiter can tell you what they have and give you advice.
As said before, the pizza is a must try and if you happen in the right time you might be lucky and get the white crunchy pizza with figs and prosciutto, but they are all excellent with the crunchy flat pizza base style. I think the pizza here is the best in a wide range and I even have to find anything better in Rome.
The starters are very good too with Bruschette from the grill, local Ricotta and very good Prosciutto, Coppa and Salami.
As an alternative to the pizza there is of course pasta which is local produce from Bracciano and always fresh (I don't think they do have a freezer or a microwave at all) and the meat cooked on the grill. Have some grilled vegetables on the side or the Cicoria ripassata (local spinache).
The portions are abundant and you should be very hungry to be able to get to the desert, but if you do, they are few (never mind the icecream) but very good choices. Personally I like the panacotta very much.
Prices are very reasonable and the service efficient, quick and friendly.
You won't meet many tourists here, usually it's just locals (you may have to accept that on some days, the TV with football is on mute).

P.S. One final addition: visiting restaurants all over the place it sometimes seems as if fresh vegetables are the new luxury product. Here you get salads and vegetables that are so fresh and taste so good it seems they are from the own garden.

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Thank Iannellisteve
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Arrived at our villa opposite the restaurant on a sunday and shops closed so went for lunch and dinner little Italian even littlier english but super meals including truffle ravioli 50 euros,gave us bottle of wine to take back to the villa.Booked for our last night, staff greeted like long lost friends,we were the only non locals in and the restaurant was packed We had three courses,too much wine and a bill of 95 EUROS for 4 miile grazie

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Thank jimmor
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

A great restaurant (not in the centre of town) serving locals. They made us feel really welcome with a little bit of English spoken.
Basic but excellent pizza (evenings only) and pasta. Closed on Thursday.
Walking distance of the villa we had hired so we were regulars for the week. We tried other restaurants on the lake but the food just did not compare.
Shame the take away would not travel to Surrey!

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Thank Kath1001Cat
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