Italian retaurant opposite Mamas and Papas in Villagio. There is a cafe downstairs, but the actual restaurant is upstairs on a bridge above the gondola river - very nice!!
Reviewed by G on 30 Jan 2009 - 19:19
Very nice restaurant with great Italian food and above average service. It's located on a bridge right above the gondola river in Villagio Mall, and as a result you forget you are in a mall in Qatar! You should try it. They are also very reasonably priced with most main courses around 50QR Only!
Reviewed by Bastook on 16 Feb 2009 - 12:09
although the food was great, I gave it a 2 because the service was bad
The cafe was not crowded. there was only total of 3 tables including ours.
They have mistaken one of the orders and the waiter tried to Convincing me to take it as take away.
Although it looked delicious, but I told him why should I pay for it if I didn't order it.
When we first ordered my sister ordered a take away dish for her husband. but by the time we were done they just placed the order and needed around 15 minutes.
and they were not happy serving us.
I hope they change their service because their food is very good
Reviewed by BedShaker on 5 Apr 2009 - 22:40
Reasonable price for great tasting Italian food. I loved the pastas and pizzas. It's funny that I mostly enjoyed the garlic bread appetizer with oven-roasted garlic, pesto and olive oil vinaigrette. Juice tastes nice too. Great ambience situated overlooking the gondola ride.
Reviewed by babyblofish on 9 Apr 2009 - 22:26
At my first visit, I went there for lunch by myself and I specifically asked the cashier in the 1st floor whether they have pasta dishes. She just pointed at the pasta salad in the cooler. She did not show me the menu or point me to the second floor. And I end up just eating Salmon Quiche, which is fortunately tasted good.
I just wonder if we could order food from the menu in the first floor, cause I do not want to sit just by myself up there (I believe there were no other customer /-a-t-/ 2nd fl. at the time).
Citrus lemonade was really refreshing, coming from the heat outside.
Reviewed by mona_lisa on 15 Apr 2009 - 14:35
loved the atmosphere, great pizza, fresh tasty ingredients, real italian coocked by asian cookers :)
Reviewed by chinnybaby on 16 Jun 2009 - 15:22
My husband and I just visited the resto yesterday and I am glad that they change the menu to something more inviting, the put pictures of the food. My husband tried the tomato soup and he said it was like eating a spaghetti sauce. I did not like the appetizer of bread, roasted garlic, butter and pesto sauce. Well I guess I don't anything burned that's all.
I tried their chicken in lemon butter sauce and it was good.
In terms of the service the crew needs to smile more to at least make you feel welcome. There's only 1 staff that was really hospitable.
Reviewed by Niko on 24 Sep 2009 - 12:26
Been there two times, service definitely need to improve. Food nothing special, spagheti sauce contain too much cheese, it simply overpower flavour of other ingredients. Desert was semi- frozen, trust me!
Reviewed by boer on 18 Feb 2010 - 22:51
Reasonable service, reasonable food, great prices. Let's be honest, the food is not spectacular - my calzone was just a bit on the bland side but still worth the QR 40 odd. The portion is just about right - filling but not wasteful.
Unless you're some kind of snob or pretentious idiot, it's good value for money overall and I would certainly go again.
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