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“Not Friendly”
Review of Farnesina

Farnesina
Ranked #4,333 of 17,290 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: US$0 - US$219
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Champs-Elysees
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not Friendly”
Reviewed 18 June 2012

Lunch is served between noon & 2:30, but, be advised that the kitchen closes early (@ least by 2:10). We were informed this bit of information very rudely by the hostess (whom we believe is the owner). The cuisine was fabulous, but, the service is poor. For friendly ambience and fine Italian cuisine, try Fellini (just blocks from the Louvre). The staff speaks numerous languages & are extremely friendly.

  • Visited June 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food quality! Perfect for Lunch”
Reviewed 27 June 2011

I was recommended by a local to try this restaurant and start from appetizers to desserts, i was not let down at all! We had tomato mozzarella and salad which was very refreshing, followed with The perfect truffle pizza which flavor and aroma is mind blasting, clam pasta (days special), and cod fillet. For the dessert, we really enjoyed the panna cotta only but we should also try the tiramisu since it is the house speciality. Nevertheless, this restaurant is must go for quick and easy lunch... Not to mention is located in the centre ofshopping heaven.

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Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“No reason to go there!”
Reviewed 19 October 2009

We were mislead by the "fine italian cuisine" description and by the poche neigbourhood where the restaurant is situated (next to Hotel Crillon and US Embassy). However it is way overpriced for what it serves, at least twice as much for what it offered. The service is poor, personnel hardly competent. Dropping cutlery and plates. Long waiting time. Not being served any appetizer while other tables received one. Had to ask for bread to accompany minestrone soup (€20)! Almost landing in my lap! We were surprised by the many locals (people greeting and recognising each other and dropping in while walking their dog; at one moment there were at least three dogs running around in the restaurant) and we wondered if the restaurant uses 2 price lists, one for visitors and one for locals or ifit applies a 50% discount for for locals. Upon departure we checked the menu card of the Crillon hotel (5 star hotel and excellent restaurant by review) and concluded that for the same amount (€200) we (2 persons) would have been much better off eating there. So strike Farnesina off your list.

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“one of the BEST ITALIAN...”
Reviewed 30 January 2008

one of the BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT, next to US EMBASSY and HOTEL CRILLON!

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rio de janeiro
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Traditional fine talian...”
Reviewed 21 December 2007

Traditional fine talian food.

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Thank Mizaza
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