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“Great Food”
Review of L'Alimentari

L'Alimentari
Ranked #7 of 45 Restaurants in Ostia Antica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$34
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Spaccio alimentare con cucina di prodotti artigianali che e possibile comprare e portare a casa.Negozio di generi alimentari artigianali e a km zero.
new york
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

Was here for lunch and it was so good I came back for dinner.
In an antique town, with fresh, well prepared food!
What a pleasent surprise.
Had some of the best pasta have ever had into many trips to Rome.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank amdNewYork
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“world class artisanal pasta, seasonal vegetables and meats”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

This small dining room prepares world class, artisanal pasta, seasonal vegetables, and meats. Our family of four is a well-traveled group, tasting foods in dining rooms from New York to San Francisco, Madrid to Bologna, Singapore to Sydney, and Stockholm to Washington, DC. We were just resting in Ostia Antica after 10 days on the Amalfi Coast, Umbria, and Rome. We happened upon this small dining enclave after several walking circuits of the historic cobble-stoned center (about 3 square blocks) of this small town, which lies adjacent to the extensive Roman ruins of this old seaside city. Not expecting that it would actually top our list of great food in Italy, we were happily surprised when the owner - a dynamic young man with culinary training across Europe - offered us a range of specialties to try. Since it was still springtime off-season, we had his full attention. The zucchini-shavings in the homemade (zucca) pasta was unique, imparting a delicate flavor of fresh garden greens. The southern Italian style scallopine was superb, with the delicate flavors expected from a marsala but without the heavy sauce. The antipasta and breads were excellent, making us want to return only to southern Italy for the crusty and aromatic breads, which are so delightful compared with the northern, no salt, density of Umbrian and Tuscan breads. The small dining room allows a full view of a selection of fresh meats and cheeses, including a monumental mortedella, which held our attention throughout the meal. The chef also prepared a fresh new scallopine with just olive oil and garlic for our son, which was superb. You will not be disappointed by the attention to detail, to freshness, to flavor, and to quality of simple ingredients here. One of the best meals we've had anywhere in Italy.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Tom S
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food!”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We arrived after the kitchen was closed and the owner made us some food as the chef wasn't there, it was amazing. Whilst waiting we were given olives and bread and we asked for a plate of cheeses and cold meats from the deli counter, it was absolutely gorgeous. My sons had ragu bolognaise, my husband had gnocchi with gorgonzola and i had farfalle with zuchini and pistachio pesto, all the food was so delicious, the best yet in Italy. We then finished off with homemade tiramisu and the owner gave us a free drink.
The meal was exactly what we came to Italy for, the owner told us she was not s chef but cooks with love. Amazing.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Clare M
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very pleasant cafe ”
Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for a very relaxing coffee before visiting Ostia Antica - lovely. Good service, great atmosphere and quality coffee.

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1 Thank DGB-2011
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Just perfect and very friendly”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Perfect place to relax after visiting Ostia Antica archeological site. Their panini was great! Very sympathic place, clean and friendly.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank nirvanadeig
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