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“Pleasant place, menu with surprises and really good wines”

Osteria Don Abbondio
Ranked #19 of 360 Restaurants in Forli
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$41
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of Forli close to the theatre and San Domenico Museums, DON ABBONDIO OSTERIA is a centenarian institution where theatre workers and actors used to have a meal at late night. Today the tavern belongs to the young host Simone, who is a sommelier and has a very particular passion on cheese too. The family took great care over the previous tavern style, but in a modern and stylish way. So that youʼll find paper placemats on the table, some of the traditional recipes on the list belonged to the inn history, such as “stracotto beef”, fried frogs, meatballs and tripe, but also a great selection of wine and contemporary paintings on the walls, made by the artist Enrico Lombardi. And for true lovers, a little cameo: a candle-lit dinner in the only one table under the roof.
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The service is excellent, the menu includes food that can surprise you, and, last but not least, the wine! No big labels or names but the quality is super: just follow the suggestion and you won't regret!

Thank FurioRozza
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

We drove from Stockholm to Lecce, Forli, Lignano and finally Berlin. Of all the places we ate, this tiny inconspicuous off the main road restaurant served the best food. The owner, in his poor English tried his best to translate the menu. The food burst with flavours and texture and a feast for the eyes. This is a definite must when in Forli!

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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

The place is nice and the staff friendly. The food pretends to be top level but in reality one of our dishes was kind of too spicy (stracotto) and one too salty. The wine was fine. A kind of overrated restaurant. Friends from the area confirmed us this point.

Thank Karlz977
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

Even trying the home menu, made of typical local dishes, reviewed with some modifications, the taste of the food was unexpectedly faint, except for the stracotto (beef stew) where cloves flavour dominated everything. The price is not low for such an unsatisfying cooking. The staff is kind, but the service is slow.

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Thank Andrea G
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Reviewed 30 December 2015

Excellent restaurant where recipes from the vast and opulent tradition of the Romagna Region are creatively proposed at reasonable price. I have been there recently for no less than three times in a week so we had the chance to sample several items from the menu, which while definitely not outstanding in terms of offers, allows for a reasonable variety of dishes. Additionally there are daily offers off the menu. The selection of wines is more than ok and so the offer of cheeses. The handmade cappelletti in brodo di cappone were almost perfect (too much lemon) and so were the strozzapreti. Honorable mention to all the meat from the tagliata to the trippa (tripe). I won't go above the 3 stars because of the extremely small portions, and that's a crime in Romagna. Attitude of the staff could sometimes be perceived as grumpiness.

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Thank yummyyummy2015
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