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“One Year Later: Still by far #1 in town!”

Xke Qua da Francesco
Ranked #28 of 121 Restaurants in San Vincenzo
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 16 April 2016

After staying in lovely San Vincenzo last year we came back in 2016. Last time we've visited this wonderful Restaurant three times....it was just so good. So we were wondering if it's still great. And YES....it's still our absolute favourite!

The food is fantastic. But it's not only that....it's the whole package. Absolutely great staff, an atmosphere that is welcoming....you'll feel at home immediatly. Great food....convenient location. And due to really low prices (and big portions) an almost unbeatable value!

Lavinia and Elena were perfect hosts and made us feel welcome and almost part of the family. It's a cosy restaurant with lots of locals, some italian tourists and the occasional international tourists. This might be different in high season....dunno.

The food is real down-to-earth homecooked Italian Food. Pasta, Pizza, Seafood....and more. And it's all cooked to perfection. We loved it so much, this time we came here five times....in one week!

The food:

Pizza Xke Qua: House Specialty with Prosciutto Crudo, Fresh Cheese, spicy Salami and Porcini. Great flavours, great dough, lots of topping.... fantastic Pizza!

Seafood Pasta: A real classic....always tasty with lots of mussels and Shrimp!

Tagliatelle with Boar: Good pasta with minced Boar. Great Flavours!

Tagliatelle with Lobster: Pasta with real Lobster pices....not just the meat. A feast for the eye and palate.

Boar Stew: Good meat in a hearty stew sauce!

Spaghetti with Clams: On par the the great Seafood Pasta.

Crostini: A nice variety of spreaded bread with artichocke, olive, minced meat, tomato toppings and more. Also a variety with seafood topping is available. A great starter!

Fried Seafood: Calamari and Shrimp. Fresh, hot and crispy.

And for dessert a real good homemade Cheesecake. Lighter than the american version, but really really tasty. Available with different toppings. Our choice. Frutta di Bosco.

A great great restaurant. Lovely staff. Nice, friendly and lively customers and atmosphere. Low prices....high quality food. A great wine selection. Starting from about 10 Euro a bottle! 1/2 liter housewine from 4 Euro!

And the place is also dog-friendly! Which is important to us (and our Bulldog).

If you only have one night and one place to eat. THIS is the one (open dinner only....with few exceptions). You can also Take-Out Pizza.

Thanks again to Lavinia and Elena for making our stay in San Vincenzo once again perfect .... thanks to this lovely place!

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Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Great food and great prices. Good location and friendly staff. A bit warm tho...and few over head fans would be great addition.

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Reviewed 13 July 2015

Very busy and popular restaurant with great service. Came here as they could offer gluten free Italian pizza - a hightlight of the vacation for the one with celiac disease. The pizza was the best we have ever eaten! :)

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Reviewed 27 May 2015

This restaurant was just around the corner from our rental condo. It's always packed on weekends (be sure to make a reservation) and still very good visited on weekdays.

They have lots of Pizze on the menu, which looked very good. But we tried some of their other meals, all very very good. On the three times we've been here we had:

- Seafood Spaghetti: Great; al dente; very fresh seafood
- Tagliatelle with boar mince: nice noodles, great flavours and spices, good meat
- Tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms: full of flavour, really good porcini
- Boar Stew: a nice surprise, flavourful and tender meat
- Fried seafood platter: fresh, hot and crispy

Besides the wonderfully cooked food they also serve very good wine here. Most of them are local. Starting from around 12 Euros a bottle....a really great deal! The white "Emilio Primo" was a treat! And be sure to try some Reds from the nearby village of Suvereto.

We had three wonderful dinners here. And the service is so friendly and helpful. We felt very welcome. And also welcome was our dog in the great place! Will surely go back!

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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

I'd say this was a good choice for a visit with my family. Tasty and thin pizzas with acceptable prices.
Busy restaurant where locals eat. I advise to make reservation if coming after 8pm.
Serving was really fast and friendly stuff. Clean restaurant and clean toilets.
I am sure i will come more. I love these pizza's here. I ended up ordering 2x :).
Recommended.

Thank Exotic A
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