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“Just gorgeous”

Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$185
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We ate here recently for my birthday and loved it. A very elegant restaurant - far more beautiful that the photographs show and service was both understated and attentive. It was a great choice for a special occasion. The food was amazing - every single course but especially the lamb and of course, the petit fours! The wine cellar was brilliant and well worth the quick dash across the courtyard in torrential rain! It's a classy fine dining experience that avoids being pretentious - the fact that I was encouraged to remove my sandals by Livia, rather than ruin them in the rain negated the fomality! I'm unlikely to leave a 2 star Michelin restaurant barefoot, with shoes in hand twice in a lifetime - a really memorable birthday!

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Enjoyed the traditionally tasting menu with some very good wines to match. Very good cooking with first class ingredients. We'll worth the little tricky way to find the village and if you visit the area I recommend to come here. Nice touch to be shown the wine cellar at the end of the evening, most amazing wine cellar I've ever seen.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We had our wedding anniversary dinner here at the end of May this year and everyone from the owners, to the kitchen staff, to the front of house people made sure it was a special occasion.

We arrived early (before the restaurant was even open) and they invited us in anyway. Nothing was too much trouble and the quality of the attention was as good as I have seen anywhere. The food was exquisite and the recommended wine was perfectly matched.

They had made an anniversary cake, which was an unexpected surprise and gave us a personal tour of the cellar after dinner.

Quality does not come cheap. However value is not what you pay in terms of the price, but rather what you get as the experience and they went out of their way to make us feel like special guests in their restaurant - thank you to all that contributed to a wonderful evening.

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Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

This is really fine dining at its best. The food unique but with the local food as the inspiration. It's a place you want to go to when you want to have a dining experience. The food is only part of the fun.
The staff is exemplary and epitome of professional. Everything was times perfectly as would be expected.
Ask to your the wine cellar. Really amazing. Not that they have 25,000 bottles , but that the cellar consists of rooms from the 15th and 17th century and also a tunnel from the 6th Century BC that leads to an old well where try age their own cheeses.
We ordered from the tasting menu. We were not disappointed. A great way to try more courses than you could eat if they were full size.
Truly a dining experience to share with family and friends.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

So this is how 'the other half lives'!!! From start to finish this was much more than a culinary experience. The difficulty is deciding where to start. I could describe the food, but I don't think I could do it justice. Every course and the little between courses amuse bouches was exquisite with flavours and presentation appealing to all the senses. This was a special evening to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary and once the management heard this we were looked after as if we had just parked our yacht outside!!! The wine sommellier selected a lovely wine at a reasonable price (it can be risky to ask them to choose). At dessert time we were presented with a small cake, made especially gluten free to suit my husband and we were told it was for us to feed to each other. There was also the performance with the chocolates and the dry ice!!!!
Don't hesitate to ask to see the amazing wine cellar which dates from Roman times and wander around the beautiful gardens too.
This restaurant has two Michellin stars. Wonder what three tastes like? I will just have to save u to find out, because sadly these places don't come cheap, but maybe it's worth it?

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