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Osteria La Dispensa

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Via Galleria 3, 46018 Sabbioneta, Italy
+39 0375 221107
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Cosio Valtellino, Italy
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This restaurant should not be missed. They serve traditional local dishes made with local products. They serve local wines. The atmosphere is wonderful, the staff is fabulous and the food is superb AND reasonably priced. I long to go back!!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The menu features local dishes and some universal Italian ones. My pasta was pretty good as were the grilled vegetables I had as a second. The wine was local and good. It's not a bad choice, but in a place like Italy it's just ordinary. Value is surprisingly poor for a backwater like Sabbioneta. It's no rip-off, but not a... More 

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israel
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306 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is one of those little family restaurants located in a little tiny town in Italy which surprises with the quality of the food. We visited Sabbionetta, located just north of Parma, and was recommended this restaurant by one of the local merchants. Everything was delightful. We had a trio of smoked fish (tuna, swordfish and salmon), a portion of... More 

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Phoenix
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

The food was very good. The first time I ate there, I arrived on my bicycle and ate outside. I had an excellent pasta dish. My wife and I returned there a couple of times and we were never disappointed. The owner and staff were very friendly.

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Boston
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

The locals recommended this over the neighboring, more touristy restaurant, and we were not disappointed. They do a lot of local specialties, including pike with polenta, and .... donkey! Yes, donkey.... The food was excellent and the service friendly and efficient. It's also ideally positioned right beside the arches of the palace

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Limoges, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

We didn't expect to find anything open on the 1st January, or to find any place without any reservation in the rare open restaurants : how lucky we were to find this little treasure ! The room is not very large (pay attention if you have very small children) but pretty, decorated in a high level "osteria" style with very... More 

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Glendale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

In Sabbioneta for the day and, as elsewhere, everything shut down from about 12:30 to 3:00 so plenty of time for a leisurely lunch. La Dispensa is hidden by the gallery of the garden palace and I doubt we would have found if not recommended when we found our first choice closed for the day. Usual entertaining translations, but I... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2012

Really enjoyed 2 meals here. Good food and wine and a nice varied menu. Service was friendly and no problems recommending it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

In the very heart of the historical centre of Sabbioneta, this very welcoming Osteria is managed by the owners who put in their dishes their love and respect for food. Together with their traditional dishes from Mantovan's cuisine, they have set a list of plates characterized by original matches and healthy ingredients. The lady will come to your table from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Galleria 3, 46018 Sabbioneta, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Mantua  >  Sabbioneta
  • Phone Number: +39 0375 221107

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?