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Fontana Vecchia

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Via Don Bosco 61, 00044 Frascati, Italy
+39 06 941 9788
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stunning find. The owner/head chef was extremely welcoming and was delighted to take us through the menu. Ordered the Sicilian prawns with pasta and then the Turbot with a potato crust. Both were delightful dishes! Relaxed atmosphere. A wonderful place I'd definitely recommend, especially to fish lovers.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful small restaurant on a quiet street. The chef speaks very good English and made sure I ordered good food. The meal was one of the best I've ever eaten, anywhere in the world. I had a half-liter of local Frascati wine and topped it off with a mandarin orange creme brulee. Great food, great ambience, you should definitely go... More 

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Red Exile 56
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Luckily, our hotel managed to get us a reservation at short notice. We appeared to be the only tourists in the restaurant and now I know why there are so few English language reviews - and so many Italian reviews - on this site. We were made very welcome by all the staff and the owner kindly and patiently translated... More 

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Ludwigsburg, Germany
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Small trattoria bit outside of the historic center of Frascati. Visited the Restaurant on a saturday Evening and found it completely full and buzzing with locals. The lovely host cleaned up the Next available table swiftly and even compensated us for a short waiting period with free prosecco. Host speaks Some English so in combination with my poor Italian we... More 

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Thank Marco S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We had a lovely meal here. The staff were great and the chef was so patient with us, explaining the menu to us. I had prawns, and they were the best prawns I have tasted. The atmosphere was great.

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Drogheda, Ireland
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74 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Food was nice, local food great atmosphere The waitress wasn't very nice, I asked did they speak English, they seemed to be different menus for different people.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This is my favourite restaurant in Frascati. I really love the enthusiasm and attention to detail the owner has when it comes to the dishes served. She always has excellent suggestions for wine. As most good restaurants in Italy, the menu is seasonal and you always find something fresh to eat. The price range is a little higher than average... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I am an italian guy that moved to Sydney about 5 yrs ago, once a year I come back home to visit family and to visit this place! Number 1 seafood place in Rome hands down, its pasta with pistacho pesto and prawn is something so delicious that I start dreaming it while on a plane on the way to... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We had a delicious dinner at Fontana Vecchia. The host (a very kind lady) took the time to explain all about the dishes. Food not only looked good, but was extremely tasty. Good local dishes e.g. Prosciutto di cinghiale and very nice fish. We were given a warm reception and after our meal was over, treated as if we had... More 

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Singapore
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

This was such an amazing restaurant - so casual, so buzzy and traditional, and the food was simply divine! I don't remember the lady host's name and would have liked to speak with her more, but she was so great at making you feel comfortable. She was so genuine and sincere in making sure you enjoyed your meal and had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Don Bosco 61, 00044 Frascati, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Rome  >  Frascati
  • Phone Number: +39 06 941 9788

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?