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La Rondinella

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Via Vittorio Emanuele III 21, 87029 Scalea, Italy
+39 0985 91360
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
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20:00 - 23:00
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San Diego, California
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We highly recommend this excellent restaurant, for it’s food and staff that is very creative and enthusiastic about what goes into their remarkable dishes.

Thank Melfoto
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We visited with family, total of 9 people. Francesca was terrific. She explained the menu, since we wanted to try authentic food from the local area. The service was excellent, good wines which were not expensive. The meals we had were delicious, and plentiful. I would definitely recommend visiting the Rondinella for a gastronomic experience of Calabrese food. Price was... More 

Thank Diablu1
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We visited this restaurant while traveling through Italy my father recommend us to go (you must book as they get very busy),the food was wonderful and the staff were very friendly and Francesca translated the menu for us very well,the food was freshly cooked to order and exceptional, for the desserts we didn't know which ones to choose so they... More 

Thank Paul G
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

and if ypu dont go to this wonderful place you are missing out...... nice the staff was ver nice and accommodating.

Thank TinaRuffoScalea
Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to got a table from the high-rated and popular La Rondinella in the middle of the busy season. The athmosphere and food is high-class in the local standards and the daily changing menu inspiring. We were told to visit this place while in Scalea and it was a good recommendation. We happened to be in the... More 

Thank pulli17
Florence, Italy
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326 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Our nearby hotel recommended this restaurant. We sit outside and enjoy the nice summer air and ready to ourselves for the offerings, were delicious plates and friendly service. We ordered two anti pastas, and I ordered square pasta with bacon and tomatoes with simple olive oil finishing the plate. We washed everything down with their house wine. The price only... More 

Thank GregorRon
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

OMG go go what a gem, if you were visiting this restaurant in a major city you would be looking at €€€€€€€ it's a real gem, the family are passionate about their produce, cooking and what is s served to you. Simple menu with tonnes of tlc, and the surrounds are delightful. Enjoy the real deal

Thank fidelma m
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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262 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

One of Scalea's best places to eat. Be mindful of hours of operation. Sometimes I have gone there thinking it was open (according to the schedule on the restaurant) only to find it closed for some reason. Food is excellent. Can be on the expensive side.

Thank Scalea05
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant the day before we came to eat to see what was on the menu, but as the food and menu changes all the time there was no menu just a blackboard. The actual day we when the food was totally amazing the best meal that I have had since owning my apartment in Scalea, I had... More 

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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

What a great lunch in this very quaint restaurant. We loved it all, antipasti, pasti, secondi, wine and dessert. Lunch went on until 4.30pm. Really great service, food and price.

Thank Avril10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele III 21, 87029 Scalea, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Cosenza  >  Scalea
  • Phone Number: +39 0985 91360

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