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“Small menu but excellent food”

Gavino's Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Went here on a saturday night for a meal with my partner, the restaurant looks appealing from the outside, like a traditional italian restaurant. The menu is a little small but has plenty of choice. The food itself was excellent, the service was very good and the prices very good also. All in all a very pleasant visit to an excellent little restaurant!

1  Thank Matt G
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Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

Don't really understand the positive reviews. This was not the experience I had. With the owner being Italian we was expecting some lovely Italian home cooking. The food was bland and the menu looked like something from the 70's. It was quite expensive for what we got. Having to pay extra for side dishes that really should be included on the plate. I ordered a plate of fries that looked, smelt and tasted like McDonald's fries. As there is a McDonald's on the same road I wondered if they actually were from there. Don't think I'll bother returning.

4  Thank ScottBruceLeeMorris
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Visited on a mid week evening and was pleasantly suprised by the amount of other diners. The decor is rustic and homely and the place had a buzzing atmosphere even though it wasn't full. The service was really attentive. For example the bar tender brought our 2nd lot of drinks over mid meal rather than leaving them sat on the bar as our waiter was already serving other customers. Family run and you could tell this certainly wasn't a 'chain' restaurant as it really did have the personal touch as they couldn't do enough for us.

The menu wasn't lengthy (i.e no Pizza options), but instead offered a good selection of authentic italian main courses and pasta dishes. Side dishes are ordered separately, but were good value (i.e mixed veg was excellent and enough for two) Food was equally as nice (if not better) than any city centre italian I've eaten in and half the price. Recommend the Calamari and the duck in orange sauce dishes. Nice touch with complimentary after dinner limoncello liquor too.

Will definitley go back.

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Thank JudyPen
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Gavinos is a family run Italian restaurant, an intimate atmosphere and good choice of menu. Very friendly staff who are all related. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for those seeking good food, friendly intimate atmosphere.

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Thank globetrotters339
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

If you are looking for a restaurant that is perfect in every way this is it. You can actually have a conversation without having to shout ! The food is excellent. We have eaten here several times in a group,as a couple, and with friends and each time we could not fault it. The service is excellent. This is a wonderful family run business well worth a visit. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank glenda58
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