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“Great atmosphere, good food”

Osteria del Vicolo Nuovo da Ambra e Rosa
Ranked #13 of 219 Restaurants in Imola
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$45
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Since 1984, the Osteria del Vicolo Nuovo has offered wonderful years of great food and passion. The 17th-century rooms are dominated by the warm laughter of Ambra Lenini, professional sommelier and a born hostess, and the more discreet friendliness of Rosa Tozzoli. In the kitchen, Stefania, Miriam, Samira, Florina and Simona reign supreme: an all-female orchestra and a winning combination. Always lively, the tavern has even managed to transform the narrow street outside into a gastronomic stage and in summer, the magic is renewed daily. Traffic suddenly gives way to tables and sunshades for lunches or candle-lit dinners. Depending on the season, customers can begin with courgette flowers stuffed with Ricotta cheese from the Santerno Valley, spinach and squacquerone cheese tart, traditional select cold cuts served with piadina and fabulous baby octopus in extra-virgin olive oil. Then there’s hand-rolled fresh pasta such as tortellini in broth, tagliatelle with woodland Porcini mushrooms, strozzapreti with clams and baby cuttlefish from the Adriatic or Imola garganelli with local shallots and pancetta, as well as spelt soups and risottos, always very popular. To follow tasty meat dishes, in particular duck in Sangiovese wine, or fish from the Adriatic and delicious desserts, the tavern’s strength. These include zuppa inglese (a kind of trifle), custard filled cannoli with melted chocolate, zabaglione with fruit in syrup and exceptional torta sabbiosa (a type of sponge cake) served with mascarpone. <<<
Reviewed 6 November 2017

One of most known restaurants in Imola and rightly so (but not necessarily the best one). Atmosphere is nice, service could be little friendlier, but as I saw, depends are you upstairs where lady who takes care of food there is very friendly or downstairs were another lady is little more grumpier (or at least behave like that).
Anyway, food is good, pasta, meat, dolce, in our case tagliata and zabaione were superb, but it can aslo have some hiccups - our rabbit was quite dry for example.
But overall nice experience.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Thank EbnerMs
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

This Osteria is a family restaurant, with wonderful outside terrace, decor cosy and romantic, great atmosphere, homemade ricotta and pastas, also truffle from the region,
fresh fish, there's everything, all very tasty, good selection of wines,
very nice on warm summer nights.

Date of visit: November 2016
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Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Not only this restaurant has nice decoration, it has the best spinach ricotta ravioli in black truffle sauce we ever ate! If you like truffle, please order this plate!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank elined762
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Nice casual restaurant with pleasant outdoor seating. Out of the hustle and bustle on a side street in the old city. Very friendly and excellent food, the seafood lasagna was outstanding. So good, my husband ordered another helping. One of the best meals so far. Try this place!!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank LisaF820
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a nice dinner with local atmosphere in Imola and we visited this place and it was just awesome! Grazie

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Tomas K
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