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“Superb and unexpected find in a small town!”

Pasta Fresca da Giovanni
Ranked #3 of 91 Restaurants in Dornbirn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We were staying one night in Dornbirn and picked this place off TA. When we arrived the first person couldn't really speak English, but quickly got someone who appeared to be the owner/chef to come out. We didn't even get a chance to look at the menu - he explained the day's specials, asked what sort of food we liked and then proceeded to recommend various dishes for our party of 5. His recommendations sounded sensible so we left ourselves in his hands and let him craft our meal. Normally I'd be nervous about doing that but the numerous positive reviews on TA encouraged me to say ok. It was a good call - everything we had, including soups, mussels as a starter, bruschetta, grilled seafood and truffle pasta...was excellent. We also had to 2 bottles of wine and enjoyed them both. Since we didn't even see the menu, our group of 5 was trying to guess what the total bill would amount to - our lowest guess was still 15% too high! It was certainly one of the best meals of our 2-week trip through Europe (including Italy!), and where I've had better Italian meals they typically cost much more.

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Thank Dizzydee66
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Manager73032, Manager at Pasta Fresca da Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017
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Es freut uns ausserordentlich dass wir Ihnen ein so gutes Menü richten durften- der englischsprechende Mann war unser Koch, der Chef weilt derzeit gerade auf "Fortbildung" und Einkauf in Apulien. :) eine gute Zeit Ihnen allen! Giovanni

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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We went there by chance. Well, best fish and Risotto I had eaten for a very long time.
Best quality. Nice locations. Friendly and supportive service.
We will return as soon as possible.
Mille gracie

Thank WalterKuhn
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A dining delight for sure. Food quality is at the highest level, is presented wonderfully and tastes divine. The restaurant decor is elegant and it's great to see the chefs weaving their magic via large windows. This is definitely a place for romantics but also groups who value a personal device and relaxing ambience. The master chef greets all with a recommendation of the day. Family run and it shows in the - the smiles and warmth are very evident.

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Went here on a Saturday night for dinner.

The patio outside is on the first floor, very nice, but with a view to a major road…but on a Saturday night, there is not much traffic at all in Dornbirn.

The service was really cute, caring about us and our baby buggie and our young boy. We felt very welcome even though the young men was making lots of noise at the beginning of the evening…
After the order we were offered a basket of fresh bread, which was pretty fast followed by the appetizers. The tomato soup was really tasty, but lacking a little bit of cream, the choice of mixed bruschetta was really decent, lots of garlic in it 

The entrees had been a Pasta with porcinos and truffel and saltimbocca.
The pasta ( specialty of this restaurant ) was very good in texture and taste, but the sauce as well as the truffle was only “okay”.
Same statement is valid for the saltimbocca. It was a little bit chewy, but overall tasty and the vegetables aside were indeed very good.

The espresso afterwards was as should: preheated cup, good crema and a glas of water aside…good ending for the dinner.

Go there if you like pasta and if you can deal with a view on the road if you wanna sit outside and are willing to pay a little bite more for “okay” food.

Don’t go there if you expect something high glossy and a dinner to remember in years.

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Thank Oliver S
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Original italian restaurant with a very nice kitchen. Self made pasta and freshly prepared meals are served. Always worth a visit.
Attentively Service and a friendly Chef.

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Thank 297felixw
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