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“Beware the quick bite - you might get bitten !!!”
Review of L'Italia

L'Italia
Ranked #39 of 344 Restaurants in Carcassonne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$24
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Cuisine typique italienne,pizza,tiramisu,pâte fait maison da un vrai italien du sud ,vous vous sentirez en italy
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We stopped in the pavement area for just a shared pizza and two wines, before embarking on a boat trip. The menu prices were good - and the pizza was ace (quite enough for two people who normally eat only small lunches - hence the share). All had been very pleasant, very friendly. We were wondering about coming back for a bigger meal later, with others.

Imagine our disbelief when the bill came, upon which had suddenly appeared a COVER CHARGE of 4 Euros (yes, 4 - the pizza and wine came to less than 20)!! I was totally baffled by the shorthand scribble, and it was told what it was. I showed my dissatisfaction and was shown a hand scribble note that was inside, obscured by a row of bottles. I had not the time nor the inclination to read it, but emphasised that there had been NO indication OUTSIDE that they would apply a "cover charge". Mr Angry then scribbled out the charge, and told me that if we returned tomorrow we could have a meal with no charge added.

I enquired of several other places that we went to over the following days, and got the impression that a "cover charge" is unheard of these days. So, do be a little careful at this highly rated eatery - who knows, it may be that we were punished for not having a pizza apiece?

Great food - questionable customer-concern. Check if there's a "cover charge" before ordering a light bite.

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Reviewed 25 August 2013

4 well travelled, food savvy eaters. Spaghetti fruits de mer is unbelievable. €15 per person and it's absolutely laden with seafood. Lots of large prawns, langoustine, mussels, small crevettes and squid. Other meals also excellent. One of the best meals ever. Restaurant is understated... It's about the food!

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Thank Twiglet2
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Reviewed 18 February 2013 via mobile

The pizzas and salads are HUGE and cost about 10-12 euro each. They were delicious too, and the waitress was genuinely friendly and smiled warmly throughout - amazing service! Highly recommended.

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Thank Kartini A
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Reviewed 31 July 2012 via mobile

We three all had the pasta dishes. Tasteful meals with generous portions. Reasonably prices. The spaghetti fruit de mer, which I had, was the highlight. An incredibly large helping of large prawns, mussells, shell fish, oh and yes spaghetti under it all. It also was very tasteful. This is an Italian run establishment with very pleasant service. I would not hesitate to eat here again. And the ice team we had for dessert was also delicious. This was an unexpected nice surprise for our visit to Carcassonne, especially for a restaurant so close to the train station.

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Thank Dudebell
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

The pizzas were nice and authentic, however the ambience was somewhat lacking. Although the food was reasonably priced, but certainly not cheap, the service was somewhat lacking (despite the fact we were the only people in the restaurant!).

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Thank Jack H
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Giuseppe D, Propriétaire at L'Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2012

tank's you very much . A soon to Carcassonne. I'm still waiting in my restaurant, to taste new specialties ♥ Grazie !

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