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La Piccola Osteria

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Via Palestro 38/A, 37011, Bardolino, Italy
+39 045 621 0421
Today
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We had 2 portions of stewed rabbit-both looked bad. It was not clear at all what part of rabbit it is. Many different parts. So many bones. My mom had pasta with rabbit sauce-also bones in pasta. Wine served and not poured into glasses. Waitress was arogant. Place itself too small-sit back to another table in milimetres is not the... More 

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Thank Kristina L
Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this place a few times whilst in Bardolino. Its down a back alley, it's quite small, but busy. We really enjoyed the food, beautifully prepared, the staff were very attentive, specifically a delightful Romanian girl. Worth having the Pink Chiaretto sparkling wine. It was an absolute winner.

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Thank markc2812
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Booking is a challenge as no website or e-mail published. We got there and it was worth it. Again, like our other choices, away from the main tourist hordes and quality food. Service took a while to warm to us but then became friendly. Tucked away in a narrow lane in central Bardolino but off the main tourist path. Well... More 

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Ehrwald
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The was was excellent, the roasted Goose breast was great. The staff was not sop friendly mayby end of season??

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Thank CarrotEhrwald
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Firstly, let me say that people really should get over themselves when leaving negative reviews. Clearly they have little in the way of taste or knowledge of good food. Now, back to this excellent little family run restaurant up a quiet alley off the main promenade. We ate here for the second time (the first being our last visit to... More 

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Thank Skisteve
Italy
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Good service and owner nice in suggesting reasonably good local wines ... Price quality ratio is good, do not expect a breathtaking location but is definitely not a tourist trap restaurant. Suggested for an informal lunch/dinner.

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Thank livingstone75
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Having looked at the reviews we decided to go to this restaurant on our last night, it was worth the wait! Service was very good with friendly staff. Shared a starter of aubergine and tomato millifure. The fillet steak amarone and rosemary potatoes were excellent. Would highly recommend a visit!

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Thank andywaugh28
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

How this place gets such good reviews is a mystery. The food was dire. We didn't have a reservation and the place was about half full, but it took us about 20 minutes to be given menus and (very stale) bread. To start we had the octopus carpaccio which tasted of absolutely nothing and the chicken crostini which looked as... More 

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Thank BumpyBumble
Dublin
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Promptly seated despite no reservation we enjoyed a very pleasant meal. The waitress was friendly and the owner oversaw the dining with pride. We enjoyed in particular the duck. I'd recommend this restaurant for anyone seeking to avoid the many tourist traps and enjoy good food in pleasant surroundings.

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Thank Solo_Beckett
Bicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great local authentic food in a little side street in the centre of Bardolino. They accommodated us at short notice and made us feel very welcome. The rabbit stew with polenta and the steak cooked in Amarone were real hits.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Palestro 38/A, 37011, Bardolino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Verona  >  Bardolino
  • Phone Number: +39 045 621 0421

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