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“Good Food and Nice Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of L'Unico

L'Unico
Ranked #197 of 2,454 Restaurants in Frankfurt
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Westend-Süd
Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Food and Nice Service”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

We were staying near this restaurant in the Westend and stopped in for dinner without a reservation. Although we had to wait for about 30 minutes to get seated, the lounge area was very nice and we enjoyed the wait.

The food was quite good. We had a shared appetizer of grilled calamari, a delicious salad each, and we each had a pasta entrée. Both pasta dishes were very good with house made pasta and very nice sauces.

We speak little German, so it would have been nice to have the menu in Italian as well as German as we eat a lot of Italian food and would have had a better idea of what was on the menu. That said, we guessed at things and came up with two very good dishes.

Service was very nice. I think a lot of Americans mistake leisurely service for a lack of service. In Europe, restaurants don't have the same attitude of "turning tables" all night. Sit back, enjoy your meal and savor the evening.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Style & Food”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

This Italian restaurant in upmarket Westend has it all - excellent food (had mixed starter plate with seafood, truffles pasta and fish & vegetables), a great winelist, cosy patio, bar, lounge, not too big and not too small in size, and super friendly staff, including the boss himself who truly understands customer´s needs nowadays.

Rather expensive but worth every penny.

  • Visited October 2013
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Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Eating Italian food like in Italy, in a refined environment”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

I am an Italian living in Frankfurt since 2008: I miss a lot Italian cuisine, so I had the opportunity to check many of the Italian restaurants during this time, but I was rarely satisfied. About two years ago I found out L'Unico, and I became an habitué: this has been my "default restaurant" ever since. All the staff is Italian, and many specialties are coming directly from Italy and all the food is cooked in the real Italian way. While lunch offers are quite convenient, dinners are a bit more expensive if compared with many other Italian restaurant in Frankfurt: but quality comes at a price. The look of the place is very stylish, in line with the design of many places à la page in Milan, for example. In summer it is possible to enjoy a dinner outside in a small garden facing directly the rather quiet Mendellssonstrasse. As the place is quite known (and with many usual customers) it is often crowded, so it is better to book in advance: a consequence of the popularity of this restaurant is that service can be slow at times, but the staff is very kind and will do the best possible to accommodate your needs.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Antonio R
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Whenever in Frankfurt, visit L'Unico!”
Reviewed 11 May 2013

We were really surprised to see the latest review and read about the reviewer's bad experience. We visited the restaurant many times before. The food is always very good, but service depends on the waiter you get because not all of them know what they are doing.

The last time, we visited L'Unico on a Thursday night and were friendly welcomed by one of the waiters who recognized us from about a year ago. We had a nice meal and will definitely be revisiting whenever back in Frankfurt.
If you would like to have a nice Italian meal, you can't go wrong if you visit L'Unico.

  • Visited May 2013
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Frankfurt, Germany
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Trying hard, but...”
Reviewed 8 March 2013

.... trying very hard to be hip and stylish and and and...I don't like the place but I keep coming back because of friends/ location! Experiences: very mixed! From "i'm surprised, this time it's nice" to "I can't believe this". The latter includes: a) a very very very upset stomach after a tuna carpaccio (and I called them to tell them about this and they were very unfrienly) - but at least I've never seen this kind of dish on their menu again, b) very unfriendly waiter who actually asked us to relocate to the "lounge" by the door to make room for other guests and c) the old water bottle trick: refilling the half-empty glasses and by the time they get to the empty glass the bottle is empty. played this twice with us until we told them to stop it. The food is not bad (except for the tuna), but it's nothing special either. good fur quick lunches and if you consider yourself trendy, hip and über-ish, but don't want to spend a lot on dinner.

  • Visited December 2012
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