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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to this restaurant and it certainly won’t be our last. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. We have been to Italy a few times and love the food, but this is honestly better. Thanks for a perfect evening

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am beginning to despair with the poor service in this cafe Walked in for coffee and cake today to find all tables downstairs completely full of used plates etc from previous customers Then got told to wait for service ..hung around ...a lot of...coming a going of staff..no acknowledgement Eventually order a take out as tables still uncleared Only to find I have a half full take out cup of coffee ...only noticed as I got to car Not really happy at allMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

A really super experience for four friends. Meeting around a nicely laid table with comfortable chairs & good lighting & decor…and very very tasty well presented food. Staff were superb - attentive but not annoying; special shout out to Marcin (pronounced Marchín) who brought a...bucket with water for my flowers, & at the end of the meal he gave me a napkin to wrap them in to stop them dripping on my way home. Will certainly return.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

This was our first visit in your store. The lady behind the till looked so unhappy, she looked miserable and did not even acknowledge us at all. She did not ask what we would like. The only thing she said was how much our coffee...was and then did she say Thank-you. If you are going to hire people, they could at least smile and put some effort into being there.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2023 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal in a wonderful setting, the restaurant was looking lovely all adorned with Christmas decorations, the food was amazing and the service was great with very attentive staff. Made for a wonderful start to our Christmas celebrations. Thank you for a lovely...evening.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

Tried Gloria's for the first time for lunch with daughter and friend. We all enjoyed the food but what was really disappointing was the service.....or lack of it. I arrived first and was shown to my table but no welcome or pleasantries. After waiting at...least 10 minutes I had to ask for the menu and at no point was I asked if I'd like a drink. When I asked what the soup of the day was, the waitress said "to be honest I have no idea" ! On paying at the till the waitress didn't even look round as we finished with the card machine and there was no goodbye, thank you or see you again soon.... in fact nothing. Am I expecting too much? I don't think so when places like Gloria's are in the hospitality industry. There are plenty of places I can go to where I feel my custom is more valued.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023

Amazing fresh food cooked beautifully. Stunning setting table so shinning and grand. Best of all was the owner came out to see how you were enjoying your food was eloquent and with respect. Whole experience was unable to fault but excelled in all places. Attention...to detail and client presence.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023 via mobile

A very warm welcome from the staff and the owner Biago extremely pleasant and accommodating, the food was impressive with original ingredients, I had the spaghetti marinara, awesome, lovely wine and kristina the waitress was very polite and attentive. We sat downstairs which was not...the best area as they were fully booked. I highly recommend a visit to this authentic eatery. We had some great singalongs with Claudio on his accordionMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023

My wife and I were privileged to have been invited to a family get together at Gloria's. We have travelled to many beautiful parts of Italy and many times to our favourite Ischia. Well this restaurant just brings you straight to the beating heart of...Italian life and culture. It has been so impressively fitted out and absolutely love those elegant tables. The food was off the charts, not only the presentation but the tastes, all was so fresh and carefully prepared. I tried a bit of everything, the pizza's are the best you will come across in Italy, the pasta sauces are created in such a manner, that you can tell exactly what ingredients are used. I don't usually go into such detail, but Gloria's deserves this recognition. Lovely wines and the best Limoncello from Ischia. We were also delighted to have met Biagio and the team, it is one big happy family. I would love to return and have a feeling I will. Just wonderful.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

My wife was running the Oxford Half marathon the next day and we were staying nearby. She wanted pasta prior to the race the next day so we tried Gloria's. We had a superb meal with very friendly staff and all at a very reasonable...rate. Would highly recommend for Italian food and seemed very popular too.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023

Previous Al Fresco lunches were delightful and we told everyone how authentic Italian it was. Because of rain we went upstairs to the restaurant. Completely different experience. Decor was lovely but service was casual . Our starters were forgotten and the waiter blamed the kitchen...staff. Ice cream flavours were not as ordered. Nothing too dreadful but enough to ensure that we did not feel valued. Just a bit “take or leave it”.Nothing too bad to complain about but enough to stop us recommending it .More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023

Excellent food, plenty of choice, good value for money attentive waiter, luxurious decor upstairs.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023

Great ambience and lovely fresh food. Sadly no pizza as the chef was sick but the choices looked great. My salad was great as was the pasta special.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023

Good for a get together and the food is nice. Very nice staff who were friendly and efficient. The flavours are delicious but the pasta mains all looked a bit similar but the starters were delicious and fresh.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

This is one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever been to. The food was superb, the service excellent, all the staff very friendly and it is good value for money. The restaurant decor is beautiful, the chairs comfortable, everywhere spotlessly clean. I can't...think of anything negative and we will be back SOON!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5