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“Delicious fried dough dishes!”

Ristorante Il Nido dell'Aquila
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

After a walk up the cannons, this cafe/restaurant is just what you need! They serve cold beer, and soft drinks, and offer a small yet perfectly adequate menu - we had the tomato bruschetta, the three cheese and fried dough and the Parma ham and fried dough.

The fried dough are like little parcels of puffed up dough, which you can then stuff with the cheese/meat. I haven't seen these anywhere else so nice to try something different, very reasonable too, about 6 euros per dish.

Friendly service, and they didn't mind is taking cover when the heavens opened!

Thank RowRow87
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

A great , basic, casual place for a drink, a snack, or a full meal. It is a long winding road to get there, but if you are planing to visit the Orrido di Botri nature reserve it is super-convenient. Indoor and outdoor seating

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Thank Lisa N
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

Good selection of local dishes which was tasty and well presented, the staff are very friendly and the scenery is beautiful. It was lovely to spend our afternoon there.

Thank Doreen Q
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

Usually I frequent this locale in Summer, but I was here for New Year's eve. last year, and then again this year, being that the food was SO GOOD and the mood perfect for New Years. This region of Italy is known for its home style cooking. Real comfort food. But now, Marcella has updated her presentation with a gentle twist here and there to update traditional dishes. The antipasto for New Years eve. included a 'first/primo' of Farro Cacio e pepe; creamy spelt served in its own edible parmesan lace bowl. Amazing and very well done. The main course served was Tagliata steak with rucola, and pork steak; all delicious and cooked to perfection. A fire roared in the beautiful stone fireplace, and lucky for us, both rooms were filled with many people we know and their good friends. Our kids played outside between courses and everyone celebrated the final countdown with confetti flying, loads of good cheer, champagne toasts. I am sorry I missed the rabbit ragu-- served for Xmas. With the recent expansion, there is plenty of room, now inside for a larger group 50+, I believe? I have always thought of this location as a Summer outdoor place until now. It truly feels like a cozy mountain refuge cum ski lodge. Prices are very reasonable for very good food. Ambience is relaxed. And super convenient to go for a nearby easy hike or a world class challenging hike. Then eat well.

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Thank Holly K
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

This is a lovely restaurant, catering mainly for those visiting the Orrido di Botri nature reserve. The food is excellent - almost all home cooked; served on the terrace overlooking the Orrido; and fantastic value for money. We were charged 20 euros a head for 3 delicious courses, half a litre of local wine, and 3 litres of sparkling water.

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Thank Richard d
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