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Donna Nela

€€ - €€€Italian, Mediterranean,
Corso Giuseppe Mazzini 23, 89024 Polistena, Italy
+39 333 657 2020
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
30 Dec 2015
“real taste of south”
7 Nov 2014
“What a hidden jem !”
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Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
€€ - €€€
Corso Giuseppe Mazzini 23, 89024 Polistena, Italy
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

once you are in Calabria, you cannot avoid to try the real home-made meal... starting with the apetizers, passsing through the pasta (with meat, mushroms ecc ecc), you reach the beef, porc, chicken or any other tasty well cooked and perfectly served plats which double...More

Thank mau_e_vale_nel_mondo
Reviewed 7 November 2014

Stopped for a quiet lunch, off the main road and discreet. Very welcoming. On a warm day there is outdoor atrium. Large seating area inside. Food selection good. Wines exquisite. A must if you are in the area.

Thank CalabrianServices
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Went to the Donna Nela for dinner while on holiday in the area. The little atrium in the middle of this traditional italian villa is really atmospheric and romantic. The service was prompt and friendly but the staff were a bit 'pushy' at times. In...More

Thank Kostas N
Reviewed 2 November 2012

I know the place since many many years and I recommend you dine here if you want to match local cuisine with best local wines. Actually, as a local and a wine lover, I know of no other place with the same choice of wines,...More

Thank Fabio P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$41
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:15
19:00 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corso Giuseppe Mazzini 23, 89024 Polistena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Reggio Calabria  >  Polistena
  • Phone Number: +39 333 657 2020
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Restaurant in Polistena created by Giampiero and Erika doing the typical hospitality and its distinctive features. Woman Nela has a place in an elegant building in the heart of the historical center of Polistena and is noted for the family atmosphere and at the same time care in the preparation and presentation of the dishes.The kitchen is the result of combination between the delicious cuisine of Calabria and most delicate dishes that are based on international cuisine, with a wide choice.But if you want to eat Calabrian this is the right place. We point out that in this restaurant Polistena all dishes are seasoned only with Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Calabria.Try the Struncatura Classic (with anchovies, long pepper, black olives and Grana Mollica) and the Fillet Fillet Local Drunk worked in the pan with red wine and balsamic vinegar.Woman Nela is focusing on wines and in fact has a rich wine list with over 500 labels with almost all of the red wines of Calabria.
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