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Trattoria Il Grottino

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Piazza Vittorio Veneto 3, 04017, San Felice Circeo, Italy
+39 0773 548446
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good local seafood in downtown square of San Felice Circeo. Fresh fish everyday caught by local fisherman. Also has many meat dishes including local lamb. Have the house wine. Very reasonable prices.

Thank Ben D
Prague, Czech Republic
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Great compliments to the staff, namely to Martha, Erika and Luciano. I really enjoyed every single dinner. Food was also excellent. Bravi !

Thank Olga Z
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155 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Obviously a fish place (don't go there if you are looking for steaks), quite crowded with tables along the porch overlooking the harbor. There are also tables inside, but outside - weather permitting- is better. Nice sea food (pasta alle vongole and risotto alla pescatora) and acceptable selection of wines. Reservations required but often they make a lot of a... More 

Thank 4is
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Place is Nice in the hearth of the wonderdul Circeo.. But the food was so poor..and the prices so high for this , to avoid .

Thank Timothy D
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

I don't like see food so the only standard not including see things food was steak. It was tough and stringy, defiantly not the best meat quality. At the end I gave it to cats on the street. Will not recommend you this place if you do't like see food.

Thank Евгения Р
London/ Dublin
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125 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

surprised this place gets such good reviews. Had a seafood pasta, very lacking in taste. I then asked and pointed to fillet steak on the menu. I got served a flat rump steak that was 'welldone' / overcooked and an accompanying salad that was withered and unappetising. Wait staff didn't seem bothered. Wine was good although no thanks to the... More 

Thank ButteryBiscuitBase
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

Have to try the Vongole. Awsome! There are good wines and fresh sea food. It's absolutely the best restaurant in San Felice di Circeo.

1 Thank Dennis D
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308 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

This is a favorite after visiting the beach in sabaudia. Take a drive up into the hilltop town of Circeo and have a fabulous dinner overlooking the valley. Grottino serves up some wonderful seafood dishes...the cozze/mussels were amazing and the orata fish was salt crusted and served (4) adults very easily. This is an expensive place to eat. The fish... More 

1 Thank Mis_Adventurous
London, United Kingdom
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42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

It only took us 15 years to revisit this gem of a restaurant that we'd first discovered in 1981and the food was just as good. For our first visit of the 21st century the blue and white table clothes jogged the memory as we wandered round the old town of San Felice Circeo. My partner claims this was the first... More 

1 Thank JohnnyMagnificent
Rome, Italy
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

This is a great choice if you want to eat at a restaurant after a day at the beach. We ordered mussels, which were exquisite and spaghetti alle vongole, which were also good. The waiter was a little insistent on having us order more food and that was a little annoying but overall we enjoyed the night.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Vittorio Veneto 3, 04017, San Felice Circeo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Latina  >  San Felice Circeo
  • Phone Number: +39 0773 548446

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