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“Hidden Gem!”
Review of Vecchio Frantoio

Vecchio Frantoio
Ranked #1 of 109 Restaurants in Diamante
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We visited Vecchio Frantoio twice recently whilst on holiday in the area, we loved it and will definitely be back. The food was delicious and the service friendly and welcoming. We noticed a childrens play area too which will be great when we are over with the grandchildren in August.

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Thank Sandra C
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Staff were very helpful, even when their English was limited. One of the best pizzas we had in Italy. family friendly and good value for money.

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Thank Merike O
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Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Nestled in the valley east of the coastal town of Diamante, Calabria, is this absolute treasure of a restaurant!!!

Situated on the site of an old olive oil mill beside a babbling brook, this restaurant's picturesque location adds charm to the culinary delight on offer.

The menu is a veritable cacophony of old and contemporary Calabrian dishes, with locally sourced ingredients and prepared to perfection. So proud are they of their creation, you are greeted by the charming owners Roberto and Gege!!!

The wine menu is as extensive as it is impressive and will seamlessly compliment your meal!!!

I know not of anyone that a meal here has failed to impress, as is more than evident by its undimmed popularity!!

Although the ever accommodating hosts will endeavour to do their best if you don't, it is only polite and strongly advised to always book ahead, as it will be a challenge to get a table (particularly in August).

A must visit for anyone exploring Calabria, I assure you that it will not fail to impress you..and like me... make you a lifelong fan!!!!

Buon appetito!!!

Thank Sai S
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Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

So glad we persevered to get to this place. It is so worth it. Just keep going on the crazy little road that seems like it couldn't be right. Don't give up. Keep going. Try the Alarico Terre Nobili vino rosso. Amazing! We were staying in Scalea but drove back here a second time and wish we could have done a half dozen more! Straight through Diamanté. We ate as much as we possibly could and every single dish was exquisite. And the setting is delightful. Make the effort. You will be glad you did.

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