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Taverna de li Caldora

Piazza Umberto Primo 13, 67030 Pacentro, Italy
+39 0864 41139
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“lamb” (6 reviews)
“truffle” (6 reviews)
“pasta” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Piazza Umberto Primo 13, 67030 Pacentro, Italy
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

I brought a group of 10 people to Caldora on advice of a friend who lives in Sulmona. It did not dissapoint. Everything—from the antipasto to the dessert to the ratafia—was perfect. While we were there, the man who made the ricotta Carmine served happened...More

Thank Moonette
Reviewed 27 November 2015

The chef came out to explain the menu as we weren't able to make out the Italian menu. We had 2 meals there and they were excellent. There were 4 of us & the staff treated us like family.

Thank AKSparkey
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Wonderful place with truely excellent wines for virtually no money and good local well-prepared food. We ate here twice during our five day stay.

Thank drehinger
Reviewed 3 October 2015

We travelled here from Sulmona on the strength of previous reviews. The restaurant was clearly short staffed and the manager was brusque, to say the least. Our waiter, however, was charming. The wine list is good, with a preponderance of local wines. We chose an...More

1  Thank maura f
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We have been to Caldora several times over the last two years. Originally my daughter had asked us to check it out as a place for a family dinner before her wedding celebration. At that time, it would have been a tight fit for the...More

1  Thank Gary W
Reviewed 20 July 2015

I have been coming here for over 12 years now, and was so looking forward to a delicious meal on our last night! To say I was dissapointed is an understatement. The new terrace expansion is lovely, but I think at a cost... as the...More

1  Thank Stephandb
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Check ahead if you are traveling through. They are closed on Tuesdays. We stayed in this charming little town for a week and ate here twice. Definitely the best food in the area. The food is amazing. Go with Carmine's suggestions including his wine. You...More

Thank barbarac43
Reviewed 7 July 2015

This is a lovely restaurant, with a beautiful view of the mountains. The food is excellent, only surpassed by the "house" wine, which was the best Montepulciano I've ever had. The staff is so friendly and attentive, you feel right at home. Loved it all,...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 23 January 2015

If you decide to visit or stay in Pacentro, or anywhere near Pacentro, you have to dine at Taverna de li Caldora. This is one of the best spots in the region and one of the best dining experiences I've had. The owner, Carmine, is...More

1  Thank Louis L
Reviewed 23 September 2014 via mobile

We arrived in Pacentro on Sunday. Went into the restaurant where people were eating. Granted it wa 2:00. We had been delayed by traffic and were starving. They turned us away. We said we would return in Monday and they said fine. They were closed...More

1  Thank nonobanana
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Bianca P
13 March 2017|
Response from navigator627 | Reviewed this property |
The two times I ate there i phoned while I was in the country. Depending on the time of year they may only be open in the evening and therefore may only answer the phones starting early afternoon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Umberto Primo 13, 67030 Pacentro, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Abruzzo  >  Province of L'Aquila  >  Pacentro
  • Phone Number: +39 0864 41139
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