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“Worth it!”
Review of Col D'arciana

Col D'arciana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We spent the weekend in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana and decided to go somewhere special for Sunday lunch. It's a windy, twisty road getting there, but Col D'arciana is worth it! Beautiful views and fabulous food. We sat outside in the terraced area, the views look out onto the Apuane mountain range and it is a truly stunning view. The food was wonderful too, the adults all ate the wonderful porcini antipasti options, but my two children ( 8 & 5) had plenty to choose from on the menu too, they had tortelli with Ragu' and the other had pappardelle and licked the plate clean! I had tagliatelle with porcini, absolutely delicious. I couldn't eat a second course I was so full from the antipasti and first course. Lovely place!

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Reviewed 17 July 2016

What a wonderful lunch - at about 2.30pm - sitting outside on their terrace in the Tuscan sunshine. Their special of home-made pasta with local mushrooms and herbs was divine. Then the blackcurrant ice-cream was totally different from our concept of what that would be - vanilla ice cream drowning in fresh blackcurrants. And the hostess was great with communication in a mixture of anglo-italiano and sign-language. A great place in a wonderful part of the world - and the bill at the end was minimal for the quality of the food.

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Reviewed 19 May 2016

Drove up to this restaurant from our vacation house in Castiglione di Gargagnana for lunch on a Thursday. We only ordered pasta and had four different dishes. The ravioli and tortoli were probably the best, but none of the four was outstanding compared to the other restaurants we've been to in Tuscany on our vacation. Service was attentive and the food came expeditiously. Room was charming although they had a dubbed American or British soap opera on TV which took away from the charm. They served a plate of small square-shaped pieces of bread that were crispy on the outside, chewy on the outside -- those were great! Price was very reasonable. If you're in the area and lookking for a casual lunch, this place will be fine but won't knock your socks off.

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Reviewed 13 August 2015

Stopped off for lunch after a trip to San Pellegrino with friends. Anti pasta was great, with a good selection of dishes. The main pasta dishes were superb, the pasta was out of this world and my favourite was the ravioli. Highly recommend a visit,

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Reviewed 4 February 2014

I have been to many restaurants in this area in the past few visits. Monica's restaurant is up there with the best of the best.
We had a Sunday lunch, the place was full of families, which is a tradition in this area, arriving from as far as Florence and Pisa.
The food was fantastic, local produce, lovingly hand made... You could see from the texture of the pasta, to the lovely smile of Monica, the proprietor. I recommend this warmly! Take your time and let the food and the wine do magic. You will remember this food from a previous life time. AMAZING!!!

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