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“Almost too good to be true”
Review of Fausto's

Fausto's
Ranked #19 of 93 Restaurants in Minehead
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Restaurant taken over from Zest, with new management. Serving Italian and European Cusine, using local ingredients where possible. Now also serving fresh fish and seafood, and beautiful steaks from a local producer. Our specials board is updated frequently. We cater for small to medium size parties, and our restaurant is ideal for birthdays, anniversaries and other special ocassions. Our restaurant has recently been redecorated and offers a cosy feel, with friendly service and freshly prepared food.
N Devon
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Almost too good to be true”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

At lunch time I had Carbonara and although I cannot remember what my husband had, I tasted it from the doggie bag when we were home and it was delicious.
The food was excellent, the price was excellent and the service was excellent. What more can I say just try it for yourself and see.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Wallagel12
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Nicole H, Owner at Fausto's, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
Dear Wallagel12, thank you so much, short and sweet review with all the important bits covered. We are very grateful you took the time to write it and that you had such a good time. Hope to see you again soon. All the best Nicole and Fausto
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Telford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

I rang up booked a table I was asked is it a special occasion I said it's my wife's birthday,what's your wife's name? I said Sarah cut a long story short we arrived & we're greeted with a window table a card and a balloon we had the scallops with black pudding Sarah had slow cooked belly pork I had seafood Linguine topped off with a bottle of rose cava superb food and service Thank you Sarah & Tony

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Antony D
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Nicole H, Owner at Fausto's, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
Dear Sarah and Tony, we are absolutely delighted that you not only loved the food but also the extra little effort we put in to make an occasion extra special. We are happy your wife enjoyed it and hopefully see you again in the future. Thanks for the review and for coming to our restaurant. All the best Nicole and Fausto
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Favourite place to eat by miles”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Having just moved to Minehead, we found Fausto's almost immediately. We now try & eat in there weekly !..Nicole & Laura are just the perfect hosts & the food is faultless. i reguarly order mussels & Penne Puttenesca, which are both outstanding.
The food is cooked fresh & mouthwatering...The ambience is perfect...the house Red is gorgeous & all in all, its a fantastic restaurant with fantastic staff..

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank andywfc63
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Nicole H, Owner at Fausto's, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
Dear Andy and Susie, thank you so much for the lovely review. We are very grateful that you took the time to write it and that we keep welcoming you back with friends and family on so many occasions. It means so much to us, that you keep coming back and we always love to have you with us as you are all such lovely people. Thanks again Nicole and Fausto xxx
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Enjoyable lunch”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We had walked past this restaurant the previous day and after perusing the menu and prices then seeing the very nice looking pizzas at the table in the window we decided to go there for lunch the following day.
Could see it was popular as all tables were taken. We were offered a table out the back in a covered courtyard area, which didn't have the same ambiance of the restaurant, but we realised we hadn't booked and it was our choice to stay or not.
I ordered a pizza, it looked good, nice and crispy and not at all greasy, but unfortunately it was fairly bland tasting as the cheese used was so mild it had no taste. What would have made it a memorable pizza would have been to shake over some Tuscan herbs.
My husband had the penne pasta with bacon and mushrooms in a light cream sauce, it was just that, once again a little too bland for his taste. Just some fresh herbs needed in cooking and some green parsley or herbs sprinkled over the completed dish would have made it really nice.
I realise it's hard to please everyone,but that was our take on meals.
All in all by today's standards it was value for money and we will try Fausto again.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Kiwi15
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Nicole H, Owner at Fausto's, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
Dear Kiwi15, thank you so much for your comments and feedback, we do appreciate it very much. The cheese on the pizza is mozzarella and yes it is a bit bland for some peoples liking but authentic to Italian cooking. Next time just ask us to put cheddar on and we will as we have both available. We do appreciate people like herbs and extra parmesan, etc. however our prices for the lunchtime menu don't allow us to put these on as standard. But if you do come back and wish us to add a little basil or similar we would be only happy to do so. Thanks again and thank you so much for dining with us and writing a review. Hope to see you soon Nicole and Fausto
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Minehead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best steak ever”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Very sweet restaurant on a quiet side street in Minehead. Great menu with an excellent specials board using great local ingredients. Very homely friendly atmosphere. We had the best steak I have ever had, (and I have eaten at restaurants all over the world)

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank emd5
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Nicole H, Owner at Fausto's, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
Hi emd5, thank you so much for your lovely comments about the food and restaurant. We really appreciate it and are grateful that you took the time to write a review. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Nicole and Fausto
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