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Akademiestr., Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 162000
18:00 - 00:00
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Very good Italian option in Heidelberg - with great attention from staff - and speaking English ! I had bruschetta and then spaghetti amatriciana - and portions were generous. Paid Parking across the restaurant. A bit pricy but well justifiable. Great option

Thank Vidle01
Heidelberg, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great hosts and service and top notch food. Wonderful wine. Location and setting is fabulous. Don't miss this restaurant!

Thank gotbreath
Heidelberg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

THIS is the real Italian food. Franco - the owner - is on top of Italian cuisine in the Rhein-Neckar area since thirty years. Being his guest for over 25 years Franco's offering never disappointed, often surprised and always made me, my friends and now ally my family happy. Eating at l'academia is always an event and a pleasure for... More 

Thank carrerabahn
Mill Valley, California
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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

The owner and busboy are Italian but must be Germans in the kitchen. The osso bucco was clearly boiled instead of slow cooked and added to a Germanized Italian sauce. The pasta was good but with too much sage.

Thank loveandpeace47
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

One thing virtually all great restaurants have in common: go there any time, any day of the week and the owner is there and never sits down. That perfectly describes Franco, a native Italian, a consummate professional with an encyclopedic knowledge of wine and all around charming guy. The food is exceptional as is the service. Not much more to... More 

Thank grpNiteroi
Nelson, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

The Capo was not particularly friendly, if anything somewhat curt. Service and food were not up to the standard that we were used to from our eight years living in Rome. Perhaps poor service is why the restaurant was less than half-full? Whatever it be, I would not recommend the restaurant further, nor would I come again.

Thank BirthdayB0y
Andover, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Very nice place. Food very good but not huge portions and no pizza's. Shame the owner/older male waiter doesn't take some smiling lessons from the young female waitress. He spoils the place, rude and miserable.

Thank Jules2407
Heidelberg, Germany
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

I had several recommendations for this restaurant. Unfortunately, it failed to live up to my expectations. I had a seafood dish that was good value and well prepared. The taste was, however, more like Maggi seasoning than the fresh Mediterranean flavours that I expected. We also had a past dish with cream and ham - the ham was very good... More 

Thank snufflypig
Almere, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent, spaghetti de casa and spinazie ravioli as was the Pino Grigo. Restaurant is in a typical German style with swift service.

Thank Bruce F
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Very accommodating staff considering we brought a 1 and 3 year old to dinner. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Excellent service and food. The pasta and meat dishes were stellar.

Thank B C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akademiestr., Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Heidelberg
  • Phone Number: +49 6221 162000

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