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Il Laghetto

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Via Gaetano Filangieri 2, 86096 Santa Maria del Molise, Italy
+39 0865 817437
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch...What a feast! The antipasti was an assortment of meats cheeses vegetables and more, and all delicious. Then we had pasta, just about any way you like it and 3 different desserts. All homemade by mama!

Thank Bill C
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

One of the best meals that we had in Italy! Regional foods, made with great care and lots of herbs. Beautiful outdoor setting. We had an antipasti that was a sampling of all the choices, and it was really great.

Thank Tuttidirezioni
Royal Oak, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I decided to hold my wedding reception dinner at this beautiful restaurant. Once I heard that their food is grown in their garden I wanted my fellow guests to enjoy a completely Italian and "Organic" meal. My guests were so amazed at the delicious food. Course after course no one was disappointed. It was an amazing experience and everyone that... More 

Thank MONI0606
Santa Maria del Molise, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 19 August 2015

What a beautiful culinary experience. We happened to pass by this quaint little village and had the pleasure of eating at this pace. A familly owned restaurant were everyone take part. Wonderful meal prepared by Michelina. Had the honor of meeting her has she explained this local cuisine made with local ingredient. Everything fresh. A pleasure for my tastebuds.

Thank Gilles L
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Dining is for luncheon only, so make sure you are really hungry before you go. The set meal takes you through an array of appetisers, all delicious , be careful not to get full up on these alone! Then follows a perfect pasta dish with lashings of Parmesan . Local meat is used and is mouth-wateringly good, all washed down... More 

Thank Marylynda
Level Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 21 May 2015

This is the hometown of my family. Every year that I visit I am always having several meals at this wonderfully delicious restaurant. The owner, Michela is one of the greatest cooks I have come to know. Her love for cooking really comes through in her food, right down to the last crumb. She's even made her own liquor from... More 

Thank Andrew S
Foxboro, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2013

After visiting my fathers mountaintop village (Saint'Angelo en Grotto) our group of 25 had the good fortune to stop at Il Laghetto. We were treated to a feast of the most magnificent food ... without having to place an order the billiant chef Mimi had her lovely staff deliver course after course of the most delicious, tantalizing and fresh from... More 

Thank Candace1016
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2013

This is a Must stop and I highly recommend it!!!! Home cooked specialties,Michela prepares the meals which are seasonal and typical of the region with dedication and passion. We ate a lot of serving entrees ad the pasta was amazing. She prepared ravioli alle ortiche e garganelli con pesto alle mandorle e funghi!!!!! Just delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!! And what about the dessert?... More 

Thank Assunta V
Lake Worth, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 21 June 2013

This is one stop that has to be made. Michela is so creative with her dishes. Her dishes are fresh, colorful and delicious . If she grows it she will come up with a way to serve it. You can make a meal just from her countless appetizers. They just keep on coming from vegetables, dried sausage to heart shaped... More 

Thank Maria M
Isernia, Italy
Level Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 1 June 2013

I highly recommend Il Laghetto Ristorante, opposite the church in Santa Maria del Molise, Isernia, Italy to anyone visiting Molise ... closed Monday ... open Tuesday-Sunday for Lunch or Dinner by appointment. The jewel is Mimì the owner-Chef who grows most of the vegetables herself and prepares every single dish with knowledge passed down generation to generation ... and Mimì... More 

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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
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 27
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Gaetano Filangieri 2, 86096 Santa Maria del Molise, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Molise  >  Province of Isernia  >  Santa Maria del Molise
  • Phone Number: +39 0865 817437

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