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Antica Taverna di Navelli

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$21 - $53
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Healthy, Soups, Central-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 5 July 2019

It doesn't look like much and it sits just outside the town but my goodness this was a delicious meal! Without a doubt try the saffron pasta, it was a very generous portion as we were told to expect and it was an absolutely fantastic...flavour. So glad we stopped in Navelli for lunch. The person working was very friendly, he spoke a little english (enough to get by as our Italian was poor!)More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 7 June 2019

As saffron is a speciality of the Abruzzo region, for our primi, we had the saffron spaghetti with cream and bacon; and the saffron pappardelle with zucchini and creamy parmigiana sauce. For our secondi, we had the lamb chops with baked potato; and the beef...casserole with herbs from the Abruzzo region. For our dolce, we had the cream of custard with saffron with biscotti di solina; and the fragole with lemon and sugar. We enjoyed a 2017 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo “Emilio Pepe”, which was a vino biologico. This was a great, typical meal of the region and the service was excellent. The restaurant was a short drive from our Abruzzo Segretto B&B.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

Excellent food and service in a good environment. No complaints at all with this place. Traditional italian food done very well

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

The host is a charming man and his wife cooked us a fabulous meal. Navelli is the saffron growing centre of Italy so the restaurant features it on the menu. I had the mixed grill which was excellent followed by a saffron cream dessert. My...daughter had a pork dish featuring saffron.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

We are American tourists from Philadelphia who were visiting family in Chieti and in Pescara in the Abruzzo Region. One of my cousins gave us a tour of the area around L'Aquila, and took us to lunch at the most delightful restaurant.. To begin our...lunch, we had the antipasto board with a sampling of everything from cheese, prosciutto, salami, to a taste of two soups with saffron, the lentil and the cecci beans. How wonderful! For our entrée, we shared a series of pasta dishes, each one better than the other. For our meat dishes, we had the mixed grill with lamb, rabbit, chicken. We shared two desserts, and they were probably the best desserts that we ever tried. One was like a hot pudding, and the other a crostata of apples. For our vacation next year, we are looking forward to eating here again. We may even plan it so that we can stop for lunch on our way from Rome to Pescara. The service is very good, but even better were the prices. Sincerely, this is a place not to miss if you like and appreciate good food.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We ate here twice in one day while in Navelli. The food was superb! The highlight wasthe pasta with saffron and guanciale. The owner was very nice and the ambience was perfect. We will be back!

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Top restaurant in Abruzzo with an excellent variety of local dishes. The service is fast and the owner is very kind and polite. The atmosphere is amazing as the place is very cozy and warm.Wine selection is great too! Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

Guests who stay at my house in Capestrano have often said this restaurant is one of the best places they have found to eat in the area. I have also visited many times and know it is a gem! The host is passionate about the...local produce and will happily explain the dishes. We have enjoyed the range of hot and cold antipasti and the meat dishes have been excellent .More

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

This restaurant serves food that is very local and natural. The menu is Abruzzese, but with a modern twist. The prices are extemely modest and all in all is an excellent place to eat!

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed 2 October 2015

Beautiful Restaurant below street level. Food was good but not the best I've ever had. They really need to work on smiling a bit.More

Date of visit: September 2015
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anticataverna, Proprietario at Antica Taverna di Navelli, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2015
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Mi ricordo di voi, e anche voi non avete sorriso.....quindi se le sono stato antipatico perchè non le ho sorriso...More

Reviewed 13 September 2015

We went there on 2 occasions for lunch. The first meal was so great we came back 2 days later. It was refined and we enjoyed the saltimbocca with the black salt and saffron. The veal was very good too. On the second occasion we...had the tasting menu which was a nice experience with lots of (special) cheeses and meats and the farro and liver were lovely as well. We liked the fact that all ingredients used are sourced locally/regionally. It is a nice restaurant with airconditioning (a must during hot summer days), we could easily park our car outside. Would definitely go back here on a next trop to Abruzzo.More

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

One of our best meals in a restaurant. Fantastic house wine, pasta alla chitarra with saffron and guanciale is an absolute must!

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

We were looking forward to the meal as the restaurant seemed to have a nice feel to it. The waiter or owner was not the same as the decor, he was unhelpful and arrogant. I had to send my Pasta dish back as it was,...shall we say, " very firm". After 10minutes or so, he presented me with my replacement pasta, with the words " There, you now have English pasta" We shall not be going back there again.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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anticataverna, Proprietario at Antica Taverna di Navelli, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2015
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Lei o chi per lei già avete fatto una recensione il 11 agosto, questa è la copia esatta con un...More

Reviewed 11 August 2015

What a shame. The restaurant looked good but the guy who served us had a problem with his attitude. It started wrong when we ordered & was told "we do not do any sort of potatoes to have with your pork chops". The spinach was...only warm and when we sent the pasta back {because it was under cooked} I thought he was going to have baby. His retort was :- this is the way Italians eat it.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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anticataverna, Proprietario at Antica Taverna di Navelli, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2015
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Ricordo il signore, non sono stato arrogante, ma solo sincero. Avevo servito delle fettuccine fatte in casa più spesse che...More

Reviewed 27 April 2014

On the road from l'Aquila to Sulmona, we stopped to have a wander and a look at Navelli, assuming we would find somewhere to eat. In fact, there was not so much as a bar in the village. Consequently, were were very happy to see...a sign to the Antica Taverna, just outside the village. It was a very pleasant locale - a pretty building with a lovely outlook. The proprietor was very welcoming - and paid attention to our need for a WiFi connection (the modem needed to be unplugged and plugged in again - always the final solution!). Food was excellent, with the pasta home-made. Everything was freshly prepared and offered with friendly service though we were the only guests at lunch-time. Locally produced saffron (for which Navelli is famous) was available for purchase.More

Date of visit: April 2014
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anticataverna, Proprietario at Antica Taverna di Navelli, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

His review I'm glad because it has put in our pension plan warmth and friendliness, of course not underestimate the goodness of the food she emphasized, thank you very much, see you soon.

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Antica Taverna di Navelli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4