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“Great recommendation.”
Review of Del Sonno

Del Sonno
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great recommendation.”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We stopped in a little village called Riolo quite near by which had it's own pizza oven & were recommended to get our pizza bases from here. Ilario was so welcoming & helpful, we decided we would repay his kindness with a visit on our last full day on holiday. There was something to look at everywhere in the restaurant & the collection of miniature bottles was something else. The menu (with English translation) was vast & deciding what to have was very difficult. In the end I opted for a wild mushroom maccheroni ( the spelling may be wrong but it was not macaroni pasta). The actual pasta was thin strips about 2 cm wide & they just melted in your mouth. The sauce was absolutely delicious. My daughter had penne carbonara & said it was the best she'd ever had. Her cousin & his girlfriend agreed. The rest of our party had a variety of pizzas, all with plentiful toppings, looking & smelling delicious. It was just a shame we were too full to test out the desserts. Maybe next time. Ilario was a delight & constantly running around checking eveyone was ok. If I'm ever back this way, I will definitely go again.

  • Visited August 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Eating Italian food in the open air”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Ristorante del Sonno means Restaurant of the Dream. The atmosphere is cheerful and friendly. The padrone is called Ilario and he rushes around solicitously, speaking several languages. His wife Jane is the chief chef; she is from Sheffield but the food is plain Italian. We strongly recommend the starter of home made ravioli with noci (walnut sauce) or salvia e burro ( sage and butter ). For the main course either one of the many fish choices or tagliata ( boned steak pieces ). You can eat by the roadside if it is hot although this can be noisy. A popular choice.

  • Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Welcoming and wholesome food.”
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

We ate here twice and were struck by the sincerity and kindness of the staff and owners. Nothing was too much trouble, be it variations to dishes or even a (delicious) birthday cake, on request.

The walnut or sage ravioli and beef taglieta were particularly good, as was the stroganoff. However the asparagus and shrimp risotto probably got most votes. There were empty plates from all 10 of us.

Do not be put off by the basic decor / menus, the emphasis here is on the warmth of the welcome and food quality.

Visited August 2014
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Killarney, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Amazing Food”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We ate her twice when on weeks holiday in July. We were six adults and two children. The food was amazing both nights. Fabulous Pizzas and the steak with truffle was so yummy. If you are around the area well worth a visit. Friendly staff

  • Visited July 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent food, very welcoming staff.”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

As a family who have spent many years travelling to the area between Lucca and Florence one of the things we have to do is visit Del Sonno. The food is always excellent, the service friendly and polite and the prices are very reasoonable considering the quality of the food served. The owner, Ilario always has a pleasant word to say and tries his very best to help out whenever needed. He spent a good few minutes this year explaining to my son the differences in the beers on offer. Desserts are made daily and I cannot recommend the Tiramisu highly enough. It's worth booking if you want an outside table during the 'high' season.

  • Visited July 2014
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