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L'Amarena - CLOSED

24 rue du grand Marche, 37000, Tours, France
+33 2 47 20 50 25
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
10 Oct 2015
“Recommended restaurant, just off the Place Plumereau...”
23 Aug 2015
“Fantastic food and a great atmosphere from welcomming and efficient staff”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, Italian
$$ - $$$
24 rue du grand Marche, 37000, Tours, France
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

We were a party of four and we had the three course set dinner. There were plenty of choices and service was quick and friendly. A simple resto and quite good value. I would go again if in the area.

Thank NowlookatmeBanburys
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Having eaten here before my husband and I chose it again on a very warm evening. The patron and waitress recognised us and we were made to feel very welcome with a brief chat about the year and business despite the place being packed out...More

Thank hobbeshalftail
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took a chance on this place because there was a great patio spot and it appeared to be popular. Admittedly, neither one of us is very good with speaking French yet, but have managed quite well with patient and friendly folks...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

We ended up in this restaurant because our other choices were fully booked on a Saturday evening...and it was a very pleasant suprise! Simple but yummy! Traditional disheds fresh meat and home-made deserts...I fully recommend this!

Thank anmoltre
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Traditional charming small French restaurant on central street in Tours Old Town. No one spoke English, however, the gracious owner and her staff helped us to make our selections including wines and deserts. The 4 of us were not disappointed. A true French experience; not...More

1  Thank Vince S
Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

There are so many eateries in Tours it is a hard job to choose but this very small cosy restaurant on two floors ticks all the boxes . Friendly staff under the eagle eye of the owner provide an efficient service of very good food...More

2  Thank JANDDBritinParis
Reviewed 21 August 2013

The restaurant is in the old town on a pedestrianised street with many similar cafes. It is a pavement café under an awning, though there are also inside tables. Sitting at a table it is possible to watch the world go by. As with most...More

Thank SPR-amble
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Visited L'amarena, were welcomed by a friendly hostess who helped us in French (although our French is not that good). Waitress and bartender were looking rather unfriendly and annoyed. Only waiter speaking English was friendly. Had a salad with nuts (nuts was also the price...More

Thank njvr83
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Very delicious traditional French food with nice local wines. Friendly service, seems to be run by a husband-wife team. I had a mixed platter of local meats, coq au vin and a rhubarb crumble. All very delicious! Comfortable traditional decor and outside tables too I...More

Thank nnsanci
Reviewed 24 August 2012

You could describe L'Amarena as 'cheap and cheerful' but neither word is really appropriate. It is a nice place to sit and watch people walking by on their way to Place Plumereau, but we were not impressed by the quality of the food. You would...More

Thank kate-and-ian
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  • Address: 24 rue du grand Marche, 37000, Tours, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Tours
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 20 50 25
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