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Review of Il Castagno

Il Castagno
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Much talked about, they are famous for their dishes with truffles and fresh mushrooms in the autumn. The problem is that the old cook retired and the new cook just throws truffles on anything! We went with friends and they brought out bruschette : usually you get a variety of different bruschette. While we did, they were not anything special.Nothing that we haven't seen anywhere else only heavier: too much cheese, etc. While the grigliata mista was average (its hard to ruin that), the pasta was disappointing: for example, the noodles with meat ragu had lots of cream in it and truffles! talk about overdoing it!
While it was not a horrible experience (it is rustic cooking after all), it certainly did not merit all the claim it gets and I would have rather had a panino.

Visited May 2012
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