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“Why don't more people eat here?”
Review of Lo Scolapasta - CLOSED

Lo Scolapasta
Price range: US$28 - US$34
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centro
Reviewed 10 May 2012

Scolapasta is one of the best restaurants we have eaten at in Madrid. The quality and authenticity of the food is incredible (and I have lived in Italy), the portions are just right, and the prices are incredibly reasonable given how good the food is. My kids love the "polpettone" (huge meatball) as well as the pesto, which includes the potatoes and beans of the Ligurian recipe. The pear and smoked scamorza appetizer is amazing. All of the pasta dishes and salads I've tried have been terrific. Meanwhile, the one waitress is lovely, and especialchisel coming to children despite the elegant atmosphere. My son's birthday is next week and we plan to return to Scolapasta. What we don't understand is why there are so few people there whenever we go. We just hope that such a wonderful place can stay afloat in such a tough economy. Oh, and the location is great, near Opera and Parque Oriental.

1  Thank lucatoniworcester_MA
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

We visit Madrid regularly to see our son who is working there. We have eaten in a wide range of restaurants and Lo Scolapasta is our absolute favourite. It is located very close to major sights such as the Palacio Real and The Opera and is brilliant either for the lunchtime Menu del Dia (around 11 euro for three courses and glass of wine) or the more expensive but superb evening meal. The style is modern, fresh Italian with a lot of innovation and the food is always delicious and beautifully presented. The staff are extremely attentive and helpful and we never feel rushed. We would particularly highlight Valeria who has a lovely cheerful smile for everyone and who speaks very good English. She always has a very warm welcome for us and this adds greatly to our enjoyment of Madrid. We are already looking forward to our next visit! We score it maximum for quality of food, outstanding service and great ambience.

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Thank Nostalgic
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Lo Scolapasta is a real italian restaurant in Madrid (there are many which claim to be italian but aren't). It's a small, modern restaurant in the heart of the city, in an elegant area, near the Opera.
The food was very good, the service OK. Prices are a little high, but ingredients are original and not easy to find in Spain.

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Thank dariosa
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

Tiny place but totally awesome...enjoyed eggplant and tomatoe starter followed by risotto with ham, apples and walnuts---it was soooo delicious!

1  Thank wiggygailTX
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Reviewed 31 December 2011

We ate there in the 30th december 2011. First,we didn't know what to order,because everything seemed so good. We went as a couple,and order 2 'entrantes',2 fist plates,1 second plate and 2 deserts. The risotto with nuts,apple and cheese is awesome. For desert, we ate tiramisu with orange juice. So good,too.For all of that,we paid 75euros, so I think that's not expensive. If you like italian food, I think you will love it.

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Thank BBBia
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