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Pepolino review - Great italian food, nice local vibe


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Pepolino review - Great italian food, nice local vibe

Sophiasolange | May 17, 2012 01:43 PM

Ok not sure how local this place is since the concierge at our hotel sent us here but it does have a great, bustling atmosphere that does not feel touristy. The waiters here are actually Italian and not poseurs – I thought this was quite nice.

Even though we had a reservation we had to wait for a few minutes to get our table – no problem, we went upstairs to the bar (where we were ultimately seated) to have a drink. We ordered a bottle of their least expensive wine – a Montepulciano – and it was excellent! I took a photo so I could buy the wine for myself later!

The food is excellent! I had an amazing beef Carpaccio served with mushrooms and parmesan as an appetizer. My colleague had a trio of soups, all of them delicious – note this particular appetizer should be shared since the soup bowls are not the smallest! My main was fresh ravioli stuffed with braised beef and a tangy tomato and basil sauce – so good! We had absolutely no room for dessert but our waiter would not take no for an answer and brought us a yummy piece of Italian cheesecake to share – gratis! Such a nice touch!

The service was courteous, efficient and borderline a little flirty (in a good way)! This was a very enjoyable meal that did not break the bank – would come back here for sure

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