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Osteria San Martino

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Vicolo Chiuso 8 | fraz. Crabbia, 28028, Pettenasco, Italy
+39 0323 197 5177
Wed - Fri 19:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I really liked it. The Price light bit juste a bit high but definitley worth it. We end up eating there 3 days out of 4 The house wine was really refreshing.

1 Thank Colin F
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Like some others, this osteria was recommended by the owner of our accomodation. Greeted with a glass of proseco and a taster from the kitchen, is always a good start. The staff were friendly and helpful. Choosing a very nice bottle of red to compliment the meal. I started with the Antipasto misto S. Martino (this included fish, meats, frittata... More 

1 Thank Hilton L
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Recommended to us by the owners of our accommodation. The food was varied but well prepared. Mixed starter was very good and the staff were attentive while not being over-bearing. A genuine delight to go there. Only regret was that after anti-pasti, primo and secundo there was no room for cheese or dessert.

1 Thank Mark C
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

A pearl by lake Orta. I bit distant from the village, definitely not a generic "tourist" place, very nice service, excellent food, and extremely romantic environment. Based on our experience, the best place around Pettenasco.

1 Thank András M
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148 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Based on the reviews, we decided to eat here in our only night in the region of Lago d'Orta. When we got there, we were thrilled (follow the directions in the other reviews). The staff was welcoming and gentle, the decorations and the atmosphere were really nice. I thought "this should become our best meal in this short trip to... More 

Thank Olivia_Horace
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Took a chance and booked for lunch Monday 15/08/2016. For all of you, this is an experience not to be missed, a great welcome very pleasant surroundings and delicious food at a reasonable price. We loved it and would highly recommend it to anyone.

1 Thank mikeray1944
Boudry, Switzerland
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We have arrived without booking, and found a place only because early in the evening. The premises are well appointed , with great local character . The menu is presented on framed blackboards, very elegant and practical. The choice available is fully embedded in the regional tradition, with locally sourced meat, own grown vegetables, great choice of cheese. Fish is... More 

1 Thank EuropeanExplorers
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

Osteria San Martino is the best restaurant we tried in the area. - Food was excellent: we went for some starters to share and then had the 2-person Piemonte beef which was amazing - Very good service, the staff is friendly,professional and provided good recommendations - The venue is nicely decorated, relatively elegant, and is located in the heart of... More 

1 Thank Gpca
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Our favorite place! Good with kids too and wonderful food and staff. VERY recommendable. Exiting local dishes on the menu. Very reasonable prices too.

1 Thank Morten F
Romsey, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

A lovely, cosy restaurant hidden in a back street in a tiny village, but well worth seeking out. The only drawback was that people use an indoor courtyard for smoking so the poisonous fumes just drift back into the eating area. Sort that out and it would be perfect.

1 Thank Phil T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicolo Chiuso 8 | fraz. Crabbia, 28028, Pettenasco, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Novara  >  Pettenasco
  • Phone Number: +39 0323 197 5177

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