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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 January 2020 via mobile

Nice and friendly place in the centre of the town. Kind staff, they have resettled us in a better place due to the croud. The menu offers topical food of the place. The price is reasonable for the service and offer of the food. We...payed 80,00€ for four people, eating 1 starter, 4 mains and 2 desserts + tap water and 3 glasses of home wine. I would recommend this place. Booking mandatory for lunch.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 6 October 2019

visited late in the evening, during summer vacation time, and got warned by the staff that entries on the menu might not be available. and yet the food that i wanted to try did end up on my plate, great seafood and traditional dishes as...well. plenty of locals, which is a good sign in my book, and the chef eats here as well - at one of the outside tables, surrounded by friends. a highlight in UdineMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 7 August 2019

Five months ago a friend with a studio nearby took me to lunch at the Antica Maddalena. Although I live quite a distance away, I made it a habit to dine there any chance I get. The only snag - reservation is a necessity. The...central location, the discreetly elegant ambiance and the freshly prepared delicious food make this restaurant wildly popular with locals and tourists alike. The Madalena is a recently refurbished historic building, with a particular care been taken in preserving the old special features and frescos upstairs. It boasts all modern amenities, but it still has that ‘olde worldly’ charm. It is managed by the owner, whose husband is the chef. Both are passionate about culinary traditions and history. The food is seasonal, cooked using the best ingredients and offering a large variety of tasty dishes. They cater for every taste. The drinks are of decent quality and the deserts too. The prices are moderate, the service - friendly and courteous. Highly recommend a visit to The Antica Maddalena in Udine.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We ate from the autumn menu. There was a wonderful selection of dishes with a strong emphasis on vegetarian and fish dishes - so great fro my Halal colleagues. The local cheese pancakes were amazing as well as the ham (yes there was also some...meat too) and the fish and pasta delicious. The place was busy for a Tuesday night and we left well fed without breaking the bank. A definite recommendation of a kitchen that knows what it is doing. Eat upstairs and admire the old beams, wall painting and stone supports. They have menus in English and German as well as Italian and you can point your way to a great meal. I would suggest you book ahead to be assured of a tableMore

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The ravioli was so unique and tasty. Brilliant. Wines good, small, but cheap. Very nice restaurant design, layout and space between tables upstairs. Sardines appetiser was great too.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

This was a fab meal - well recommended for a visit. The food was well presented and very good. The wine was also good and not overpriced. Service excellent basically couldn’t fault it.

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped without a reservation and they were nice enough to make room for us . Great ambience in this restaurant. They speak English. We started with the pasta with asparagus which we shared and it was delicious . My wife ordered the pork medallions...with asparagus and I had the pork shoulder with artichokes . We had a bottle of the house wine which was good . Our bill was $ 47 Euro which I thought was a great value . The staff was fantastic. I would recommend Antica Maddalena !More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 9 March 2018

I dined in this restaurant with a group of friends. We sat on the upper floor. It must be a popular location in Udine because it was crowded although it was not a week end night. Food was of a medium-high quality: excellent ham and...cheese as appetizers, good choices of pasta, good duck as the main course. Surprisingly their choice of fresh fruits at the end of the meal was very limited (this is becoming a bad habit in many Italian restaurants). The main shortcoming was the slowness of service -. almost three hours for a dinner is more than I can cope with....More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant for a quick and nice dinner in central Udine. They even have a waiter who is fluent in English and the food is great as is the services. Prices are quite reasonable.

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant, good atmosphere inside (without music - not that good), starters with no taste (muscles, tuna tartare) sloppy description of the wines (“they are all from here, all still, all with a bouquet of perfumes”) swordfish was the only course truly tasty. The dessert...apple cake was without any taste and almost uneatable - not soft, not crunchy, like one you can buy in a supermarket - and the dessert wine was ridiculous, introduced like a “passito” it tasted like an average white wine. Of course the bill was far too high for the poor quality of the dinner.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Antica Maddalena is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4