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Antica Cantina Forentum

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Piazza Plebiscito 16, 85024 Lavello, Italy
+39 0972 85147
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:45
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:45
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Clinton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Went on a Wednesday night and location was minimally crowded. Restaurant is uniquely located in the older selection of Lavello, away from the main square. Parking is limited and bit difficult. Restaurant is located in a grotto and is two levels underground. Stone white walls and ceiling give it an antique look, but also cozy. Overall, the food was outstanding.... More 

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Saline, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Great meal for a large group prepared by the owner and served by fantastic people. The caves in the lower level only add to the experience.

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Saviobr, Proprietario at Antica Cantina Forentum, responded to this review

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

While staying at the Forentum Suites, we decided to dine here as well... WOW we were amazed! So much, that we even returned 2 nights later for a repeat visit! Every dish was sensational... the appetizer plate was a selection of the local harvest: mushrooms, eggplant, potatoes w/ local dried & sweet peppers, fresh mozzarella etc. Then we had some... More 

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Clinton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Forentum is located down in the old center of Lavello. The restaurant is located underground and is very characteristic with it's carved out walls and narrow staircases. Food is also exceptional. Many varieties of local cuisines and dishes are offered. On this evening, we only had pizza and appetizers, which were both very good. I've been here during other occasions... More 

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Thank you for the wonderful review, augrandole a new return in our restaurant, a greeting from Italy F&b Manager Savino Di Noia More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$43
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Plebiscito 16, 85024 Lavello, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Potenza  >  Lavello
  • Phone Number: +39 0972 85147
Forentum suite is a B&b full of charme it is situated in the heart of the historic center of Lavello, a few steps away from the ducal domus palace of Federico II, the cathedral of San Mauro and the archaeological museum. Ideal for families, professionals and for those who want a quiet vacation, in a new rafined environment. Our philosophy receptive is:"guest house" host the customer/friend pamper it and send it the family warmth. Restored and furnished with antique furniture, composed of two bedrooms with every comfort: TV, wi-fi connection, air conditioning, heating and a magnificent bathroom with Hydro column and natural waterfall. Adjacent to the B&b you will find our restaurant "Forentum" where you can taste typical dishes, expertly replicated by Madam Lucia. Live an emotion! F&b Manager Savino Di Noia

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