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“lunch here in aug 2028”
Review of Dal Gattone

Dal Gattone
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Cucina locale, casareccia, ottima pasta fatta in casa, ottime materie prime; carni, legumi, vini
Reviewed 29 August 2018

very clean, service good, food just OK, we had ravioli, was OK, the sauce was not so good, the antipasto was OK

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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Excellent homemade bread (best we had by far the whole trip), best grilled meats my husband had, as well (both lamb and sausage were excellent). The Olio Santo (spicy oil) was amazing - try it! Solidly good pastas (but they don't have everything listed on the menu outside, they will tell you what the options are for the day, at least at lunch). Limited "secondi" options for vegetarians (as in all Abruzzo, it seems: hope you like cheese). Light, drinkable house white wine. Good service. Reserve or " go early" (by 12:30) to insure a table, as it fills with locals after that. Maybe a little expensive compared to others in the area - we paid over 80 euros for 4 for lunch: no antipasto, 4 pastas, 4 mains (but two of us just had a few pieces of cheese for our mains), house wine, no dessert. The restaurant is located in a nondescript building on the lower edge of town. Inside, you go up two flights of stairs to a pleasant dining room with windows looking back onto the town. (Nicer than we'd feared it would be, looking at the outside). No outdoor seating.

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Reviewed 30 October 2014

Lunch at Dal Gattone is something to be experienced. Within minutes of sitting down, you'll learn what I did, very quickly: this is a genuine favorite with the locals. People watching is extraordinary and being in the main room gave me an instant appreciation for the people of Castel del Monte - how close knit the families are and how much they enjoy an elongated lunch with friends. Typical CdM dishes here. Dal Gattone is where locals go to celebrate bigger occasions in life, even if that just means the family is home for Ferragosto.

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

We recently attended a special occasion luncheon at this family run restaurant which included multiple courses of typical local dishes. The food was simply delicious, all fresh and presented in a well paced fashion. The suggested wines were perfect and very reasonably priced. The service was outstanding and considering we were a large group on a very busy day, couldn't have been any better. The staff was warm, friendly and the serving sizes very generous. The restaurant even provided the most delicious specialty cake which was presented beautifully to the guests of honor. We will definitely be returning to enjoy more of Lucia's cooking on our next visit to Castel del Monte. A truly memorable experience!

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Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

We have enjoyed Dal Gatonne with family and friends many times and finally decided to share our happy experience with others in a review. Beautiful Castel del Monte has a number of fine restaurants. But, the one that locals choose for special meals and occasions is this one. And, the reasons are clear: a welcome atmosphere and excellent food especially representative of the village and region. We recommend it highly.

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