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Via Roma 7, 47010 Portico di Romagna, Italy
+39 0543 967053
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

In a great way. So many different local products make it the table from March to December. That's how you decide your order or better have the waiter bring what's in season. The key is to visit all seasons and often. Super atmosphere, we had a room to ourselves with a fireplace. Service was excellent and owner was so affable.... More 

1 Thank Rick T
Castle Rock, CO
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144 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

As the other reviews have said, this is one big happy family, eager to make you a part of theirs. We even me Mama's father! Truffle hunting with Mateo one of his well trained truffle dogs was a blast...beautiful wooded area, and this dog knew all of the places to check to see if any more truffles had "ripened" in... More 

1 Thank italy-nuts
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have visited Al Vecchio Convento for the last 4 years and intend to continue doing so every year. I have stayed at the beautiful, authentic Italian hotel, steeped in history and tradition. I have dined, both brunch and dinner on every occasion and cannot put into words the love and skill that goes into every dish to bring it... More 

1 Thank Georgina P
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Hotel around 90 mins from Bologne airport well worth the drive. Wonderful location, picturesque streets, beautiful flowers, amazing houses. Hotel offers fantastic food all ingredients fresh and grown locally. Family run hotel with excellent service and hospitality.

1 Thank Eva E
Nanaimo, Canada
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We had a fabulous four night stay here. The food is wonderful, with the most generous and exciting breakfasts. People who stay at Al Vecchio, tend to go back. This was my second trip and it was a s good as ever. It is run by the whole family who make you feel v ery welcome in every way. On... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

What a magical location, green and lush. On the river and in the heart of the Apennine hills, between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. In this historical, medieval village stands 'Al Vecchio Convento', a converted convent, now a beautiful, traditional, family run Italian hotel and restaurant. Home made bread, cheese and cake! Freshly made pasta and the most excellent cuisine. Give... More 

1 Thank Georgina P
Limburg, Netherlands
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We ate here 7 years ago and promised ourselves to come back. We finally did. We were staying not too close but drove al least for 90 minutes through the Apennines to have lunch here. It was worth every km !!! Best Italian lunch ever. We told owner Marissa to "just cook and surprise us". It was a very quiet... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

After 15 years I returned to Al Vecchio Convento for dinner. Luckily I was able to get in without a booking. The good thing about my recent visit was that it has not changed. The building and decor are classic Italian, full of atmosphere and in picture perfect condition. What I had forgotten was how big and comprehensive the kitchen... More 

1 Thank roamingwulff2016
City of Venice, Italy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 May 2015

We stopped for a " normal " lunch and we got the best meal of our journey. We got an amazing pasta with Tartufo Nero , Braciola di Cinghiale Just amazing!

Thank RK_Giu
Whakatane, New Zealand
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Nothing to dislike everything to like.Perfect food perfectly cooked by people that are passionate about getting the utmost from their ingredients

Thank koroscott

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Roma 7, 47010 Portico di Romagna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Forli-Cesena  >  Portico di Romagna
  • Phone Number: +39 0543 967053
  • This restaurant is at Vecchio Convento
Ci troviamo a Portico di Romagna, un paesino Medioevale situato alle pendici dell'Appennino tra Toscana e Romagna.L'Hotel è ospitato in uno splendido palazzo ottocentesco, appartenuto in passato ad una delle famiglie più antiche del luogo.Oggi, anche se dotate di tutti i comfort, tutte le sale conservano le caratteristiche originali, nel rispetto dell'ambiente e della tradizione.I tendaggi, gli oggetti in ferro battuto e le ceramiche dipinte a mano ad opera di artigiani locali contribuiscono al fascino antico di questi luoghi.La conduzione famigliare crea un'atmosfera elegante eppure informale, facendo conoscere ai clienti il verde delle Foreste Casentinesi, le calde tradizioni romagnole e lo spirito accogliente della gente che abita questi splendidi territori.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?