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“Food OK, Staff a bit flippant”

Italia il Ristorante
Ranked #34 of 217 Restaurants in Lund
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Food OK, Staff a bit flippant”
Reviewed 16 October 2012

Food pretty average in this place, standard Itallian stuff. Was here with 2 others from work. Restaurant has two areas, a Pizzeria and another indoor part that serves pizza & pasta. Nice enough looking, set in a courtyard. We walked in and as there was no-one to greet us we went into the Pizzeria for a seat, as there were no tables outside, and it looked like it was going to rain. It was empty so we just picked a table and sat down. We were there a good few minutes before one of the waitresses came in and barked "we aren't serving indoors" Pretty rude, and bizarre, what difference was it whether we were indoors or outdoors. We got up and managed to get a table outside. It was a bit cold, and there were a few blankets that you could use. We placed our order and before it arrived the rain started, so we ended up indoors anyway. What a waste of time!! Anyway, food was okay but the service wasn't up to much, and I really don't know why they have an indoor OR outdoor policy thing!!

Visited September 2012
Thank David C
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
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  • Swedish first
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English first
Lund, Sweden
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best value in town”
Reviewed 12 September 2012

Italia is in my opinion the best restaurant in town seen to the value you get. During the summer you can sit outside in their large inner courtyard and enjoy your food in central Lund but with the feeling of being in a small village.

The staff are friendly and the pizzas are great, the pasta is OK as well but more of a lunch dish than at dinner I would say.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank mekkmekk
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Food was great!”
Reviewed 4 September 2012

I visited in August 2012 with 5 colleagues. Three of us had the Lamb and it was outstanding! The service was appropriate, and the atmosphere was cozy. We ate inside, as the terrace was too busy to conduct business. The appetizers were nice, desert just OK, but the lamb was fantastic! I would get it again.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank traveladam2000
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Horrible service, nice location”
Reviewed 21 August 2012 via mobile

Stay away! Bad service. The guy that claims to be the manager has plenty to learn about hospitality and customer experience management. If you want excellent Italian food with real hospitality, go to Di Penco in Malmö.

3 Thank R d
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Malmo, Sweden
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“lovely location, ok pizza. Beware of the different entrances”
Reviewed 22 July 2012

the highlight of this pizzeria/restaurant is the location: on a sunny day or a relaxing evening opt for a table in their open area, it's just lovely. Probably one of the best spots in Lund. I loved the staff, very kind and helpful, especially Justine (?...hope that was her name).

The food is just ok: me and my friend had a decent pizza but nothing spectacular (you cannot beat V.E.S.P.A.'s pizza...and I am italian!).

The downside is that it has 2 different kitchens and menu which might be confusing: so today we found a seat and then noticed that there was no pizza on the menu. The staff informed us that we were sitting in the a-la-carte area so we had to move in a different area (after we have been standing for about 10 min waiting for a table...but we didn't have a reservation) to finally order pizza. So beware of where you sit! Also, the "pizzeria" has entrance on Stora Fiskaregatan 6 whereas the "restaurant" has entrance on Lilla Fiskaregatan 11

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank bluto77
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