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Eatalia Carpe Diem

#138 of 11,858 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
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No.18 Xilou Alley | Di‘anmen Intersection South West Corner, Beijing, China
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+86 10 6401 3263
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Boston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place on Trip Advisor looking for something different to Chinese after spending a few weeks in China. We all had pizzas and they were some of the best pizzas we have tried. We were advised they were the Roman style pizzas, so smaller than the American style but that was just right for us. Tables served with... More 

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Thank Sophie H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I went to this place tonight because it was the nearest Italian restaurant to my location and I had no time to go to Bottega, where I usually eat awesome Italian food. Horrible, caprese was made with very low cost mozzarella. Spaghetti with mushroom and truffle were horrible, no truffle at all and a very bad taste. I think I... More 

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Thank Louis A
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I hosted a business lunch at Eatalia Carpe Diem but would never dine there again. Despite assurances that the restaurant could accommodate my guests, they failed to serve half of the dishes I ordered. They were totally unapologetic about this abysmal failure and insisted that I pay for dishes I never received. The air conditioning was also not working and... More 

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Thank Benjamins_Franklin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 December 2016

we 7 persons had a small team building here, we all love it so much! The food, service, atmosphere, and the best is wine! Red wine, white wine, nice Italian beer and cocktails really surprised us! We defiantly will come back a couple days later during Christmas time! we saw that they also have an outside rooftop around by old... More 

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Rio
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239 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner at this place. They have a good wine selection from ¥290 (U$40). They have many pasta types, from £60 (U$9). It is a nice place with goof service.

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Kingston, Jamaica
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I dined here tonight Nov 16, 2016 with a friend. The decor is cute, however that was the best thing. The food took a long time to come although there were only 3 other tables. We waited a little over 1/2 hour for appetizers and the same for entrées. The food was pretty bland and the portion sizes extremely small.... More 

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Thank Tabetha P
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

A group of us visted on more than 3 occasions to eat at this restaurant and it was extremely nice. Amazing English was spoken making it more welcoming to us tourists. Only down full was a pasta was ordered one time for a Vegetarian and we asked if it had no meat or fish, explaining one of us was a... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

After one month of traveling through China this was by far the best we have eaten!!!! Owners are from Italia so they know how to make a real pizza! Pizza and tiramisu we ordered were really delicious!! Remember this place because you want to come back!!

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Thank Lisa H
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

A bit of a cab ride but a nice break for Western food. Food and service were very good and staff was particularly helpful in getting us a taxi back to our hotel.

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Thank JIMR62
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I went with the family and we could eat very good italian food. We tried pizza, lasagna, raviolis and soup and evrything was excellent. Restaurant very clean and good chill music as well. Service very kind and also speak spanish!! All the area is full of same kind of restaurants so we appeciated this italian there. :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.18 Xilou Alley | Di‘anmen Intersection South West Corner, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
  • Neighbourhood: Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
  • Phone Number: +86 10 6401 3263
Description
About 18 months after successfully opening Eatalia La Dolce Vita, we gave birth to Eatalai Carpe Diem, a beautiful hidden gem located in the historic center of Beijing, adjacent to Houhai, Beihai Park and Jinshan Park. At Eatalia Carpe Diem, we have interlaced Chinese traditional architecture (hutong) with an Italian contemporary design while delivering Italian authentic food with the same passion. The restaurant has a wonderfu interior patio, a glass house on the second floor and an intimate rooftop. This magical venue is surrrounded by nut trees and pagodas in an environment full of culture and history.

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