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“Great Choice for Home Cooked Authentic Italian”
Review of Livio's

Livio's
Ranked #74 of 267 Restaurants in Loughborough
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Recently had the pleasure of trying this restaurant for the first time. I have to say, first impressions made me cautious as it's a little old fashioned inside, but I was wrong.

The service was faultless and though we had a large party, the staff worked hard to make sure everyone was attended to. The set menu is excellent value for money with more wine than you knew what to do with.

The food itself it really lovely, authentic, served hot and plentiful portions. There were plenty of nice touch's such as bringing out more bread (and not charging for this like some restaurants would) and taking a drinks order in the bar area first, which was pleasant.

The only drawback was lack of parking nearby and location, both easily overcome!

Would recommend and definitely revisit!

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Thank MKY330
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

We have been a few times but this meal was by far the best. Relaxing drink in the bar area whilst looking at the menu, shown to the table by friendly welcoming staff. Food hot and tasty, nothing too much trouble. Finished with coffee and chocolates, not rushed at all. Thoroughly enjoyable evening, will definitely return :-)

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Thank Blackroo
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Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

Always a fantastic atmosphere and great food. Two menus available, a la carte and set menu (Monday to Thursday) both excellent value. A great selection of wines is always available. If you are looking for a friendly place to dine out I would highly recommend Livio's.

Thank Flynn-Ryan
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Heard about this restaurant from friends who like it. Me wife mother in law and friend went here on the off chance on a Friday to see if we could get a table as our usual superb Numero Due in Castle Donington was fully booked.

Got a table starters -meatballs I had which were quite nice (and lots of it) though the tomato sauce was a bit bland, mussels again a bit bland as was the crab salad adequate but not lovely. Mains-venison wasn't actually cooked pink but OK none the less, the sauce was a reddish brown bland concoction, grilled sea bass was without any kind of sauce and just swimming in olive oil whilst we like olive oil it was overpowering and almost used like a sauce the same for the salmon wrapped in parma ham.

Service good very friendly owner who I had a chat with about the pictures in the restaurant and the world in general which makes me feel a bit down about this review but it is a food review not one on who owns it.

For what we got it was expensive for less cost one gets superb food at Numero Due in Castle Donington (which I've also reviewed on Tripadvisor) on a scale if Numero Due is 10/10 Livios is 4/10 the food is basically bland and expensive. We will not return to Livios and will go for our usual every time as we are spoilt on the Italian food front by Numero Due-sorry a hard act to follow.

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Thank vanveen37
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

If you want a real authentic Italian meal and atmosphere you need to dine here.
The restaurant is decorated with traditional Italian style and the dim lit lights and music provide a real relaxed feel.
Nothing is too much to ask, the staff will go above and beyond to try and provide what you request.
The food is fantastic, with lots of variety and generous portions.
There is a lovely bar area with a variety of drinks... The owner even gave us some different shots to try free of charge.

Lovely people and a great night out- you can sit late into the night with a bottle of wine and never feel rushed- you must visit!

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Thank Pinkdunn92
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