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Villa Maiella

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Localita Villa Maiella, 30, 66016 Guardiagrele, Italy
+39 0871 809319
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13:00 - 20:00
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Sun 13:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 13:00 - 20:00
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

in the heart of Abruzzo, in the feet of Majella there is a very incredible, posh and extreme good restaurant: Villa Maiella. high cusine, simply one of the best meals of my life! My husband and I made reservations here as we wanted to celebrate our anniversary during our holyday in Abruzzo. Dinner is located within thetraditional italian 5 STAR... More 

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Guildford
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We ate the menu with a wine chosen for each course. Everything was beautifully presented and explained in English! The wines matched the food perfectly and the whole experience was wonderful. The October weather meant that eating on the terrace was not an option, but the views from it are stunning.

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Thank Chinthurst18
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I visited with my family to celebrate my Dad's birthday. We chose the A La Carte menu which was delicious and we were recommended an excellent local wine (from an extensive wine list) (Iskra) which was very reasonably priced. The service was impeccable - the staff were very knowledgable and passionate about their food and restaurant as well as being... More 

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Thank Ldaley1
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

After being booked in to this hotel by a business partner , I have to say they knew exactly what they were doing, we booked into this simple hotel only to have the best meal I have ever had in the last 30 years of business travel, I have to say it was a total experience run by the family... More 

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Thank Paul B
UK
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Exquisite but not snooty at all, with a million-dollar view from the terrace (ask to be seated there in the evening), with a modern Abruzzo cuisine with slight Japanese twist (note ginger mayonnaise that comes with a veal). For best experience, you have to know a bit of Italian and come prepared (read their menu online beforehand). It is not... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

A nice restaurant very nicely presented food and knowledgeable staff. The wine waiter was very patient with our request for local wines; we stayed at the hotel and ate in the restaurant twice. We were a little disappointed that the menu stayed the same on both occasions, we did expect an establishment of this quality, to change the menu to... More 

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Thank Mark B
Rutland
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Good food, a starter and main meal, and service with panoramic views. Not cheap but for us well worth the experience

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Thank TonyRutland
Montefalco, Italy
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

A birthday and a Michelin starred female chef (one of very few!) about 20 minutes drive from where we were staying - it just had to be done! We were greeted by the son of the owner, Pascal, and shown to our table with a view of the beautiful countryside. If it had been a little warmer, I am sure... More 

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Thank Thebigdippers
julian1234000
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

We eat here at least 4 times a year and have done for 13 years or more. It is consistently superb. Every year it becomes a little better. Food is inventive, beautifully served and the wine list is a joy. English is spoken by Pepino's son. One of the best restaurants in Central Italy. Ministers of State from Rome even... More 

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Thank burtonLondon
Merida, Mexico
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here after a visit to the Masciarelli vineyards. I strongly recommend it. It's a family run kitchen deserving of their Michelin star rating. Food is phenomenal and so is the service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 20:00
Thursday
13:00 - 20:00
Friday
13:00 - 20:00
Saturday
13:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Localita Villa Maiella, 30, 66016 Guardiagrele, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Abruzzo  >  Province of Chieti  >  Guardiagrele
  • Phone Number: +39 0871 809319

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?