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Il Picciolo di Rame

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Castello di Vestignano, Caldarola, Italy
+39 348 331 6588
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not just a visit to a restaurant , but a whole experience ! We booked on a windy evening as we wanted to try something new in this lovely area. Road to the tiny town is indeed a bit a search, and not easy to get rid of your car when you get there, but the town is... More 

Thank Ciske
North London
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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Our 4th visit to this unique location and we never fail to be impressed by the quality of the food. Owner Silvano's passionate descriptions reflect the love that goes into preparing these traditional tastes of the region's history. Whilst not necessarily advocating visiting while a magnitude 6.1 earthquake happens barely 15km away, it certainly didn't makes us think of leaving... More 

Thank HighburyExplorer
Washington, D.C.
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96 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Worth the trip and hike into this borgo. This is a true culinary experience, combined with history of food and culture. Don't be alarmed by the 12 courses, as portions are small, and due to the quality and cooking method not heavy. But an extra portion may be offered, right out of the cooking pan. Unforgettable experience

Thank Miniamo
Melbourne, Australia
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508 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Our host told us we must try Il Picciolo despite the drive in to the hills at night, and he was right! It's was actually a very pretty drive and if I had more confidence in our directions I probably would have quite enjoyed it. The last little bit is actually quite tricky as there are no real signs and... More 

Thank Lyn&MarkfromOz
Florence, Italy
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

The castle of Vestignano itself deserves a visit, merge with quiet atmosphere having a walk in lone narrow streets, then have dinner by mr. Silvano taking care that he himself will welcome you. It's a kind of histrion that will tell stories of the surroundings, showing photos and suggest very special and unusual food from peasants old traditions, each with... More 

Thank Vieri1671
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

The owners of the house we are renting told us that Picciolo Di Rame was "not to be missed" Having spent three hours there this afternoon enjoying the 12 course tasting menu I can only endorse their comments. Real flavours of the local area including several recipes from the owners mother, together with excellent friendly informal service made for a... More 

Thank Paul C
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Everything about having dinner at Il Picciolo di Rame was unforgettable! Getting lost for over an hour still didn't ruin the experience that Silvano and his sous chefs have to offer! The venue was very special and the surprise menu was awesome - even the 3 legged chairs make for a really fun night! The place is not easy to... More 

Thank JoriJack
Offida, Italy
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

An experience everyone would enjoy! The owner and capable host is a veritable history professor with a great knowledge of the region and its culinary past and in this beautiful old converted "frantoio", you travel back to a simpler time with him enjoying dishes the contadini of centuries ago were preparing. 12 different small plates were served: 5 antipasti, 4... More 

Thank ddsoffida
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Location is special, but the food tops it! Only two choises of wine " red or white" but that doesn't matter. The food is enough - great - special and full of details shares by the owner. Open Summer and winter from 6 people minimum. And the price is a SHOCK, never have I eaten so much for so less... More 

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New York
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Dinner here is not just dinner, it's an experience. Silvano, the owner and head chef, personally comes out to explain all the dishes. With only 4 or 5 tables in the restaurant, it's a very intimate experience. The food is all traditional and micro-regional. He gives a little history of the recipes and the food is fantastic. The authenticity shines... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello di Vestignano, Caldarola, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Marche  >  Province of Macerata  >  Caldarola
  • Phone Number: +39 348 331 6588

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