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“nice food but no good if you're in a rush!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Caffe Bardolino

Caffe Bardolino
Ranked #32 of 293 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“nice food but no good if you're in a rush!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

I've eaten here a few times during both lunch and dinner servings. The food has always been consistently good, not a huge choice on the menu but always nice.
However, Its apparent that no matter how busy (or quiet) the restaurant may be, the service is really slow. Often they serve tables that have arrived after us and this is quite annoying! The other negative is that the tables are pretty close together so no romantic intimate meals to be had here! Its also really noisy but that's often the case in smaller restaurants. A nice local restaurant service good food but don't go if you are in a hurry!

  • Visited April 2014
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  • Italian first
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Nice but only average for the price!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Went with a few friends one of whose dish was served cold - shows it is reheated. My dish was nice and tasty but plate was cold so the dinner cooled very quickly. The veg that it came with was nice but the sautéed potatoes were such a tiny portion and blatantly cooked before so when you bite into it it's all mushy and not nice. After £12.50 you shouldn't still feel hungry! The ice cream was gorgeous as was the carrot cake very moist but the cheesecake a little curdled. Enjoyed it but due to price and standard I would only go again if they improved on the basics. Could have cleared our table a little sooner. So many times waitresses walked passed and saw but didn't clear.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Missyxxx
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Leeds
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

This was our second visit to Caffe Badolino.

The food again was excellent and the staff were attentive as usual.

The price is reasonable and the food is fresh and cooked to perfection.

We will definitely return.

Visited March 2014
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Thank daz2310
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Yorkshire
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“One of our favorites”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Bardolinos is a great little cafe bar. The food is excellent. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the overall ambiance just works. It can be noisy on a Friday and Saturday night but that is just part of what makes it work. You can pop in for breakfast, lunch or even a snack and it is this flexibility which appeals.

  • Visited April 2014
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Halifax, uk
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Not a place to go if you want to chat over dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Visited this venue tonight with my wife for an early dinner. Reception was good and the girls made us feel welcome. A quick drink at the bar and our table was ready. The restaurant was half full, lots of talking and the atmosphere was building.
The menu is very limited, but we found both starter and mains were tasty, and the service was second to none. But...
Being sat across the table from my wife, we both had to shout to be heard by one another. Now neither of us are deaf, but looking around there are no soft furnishings and the sound just bounces all over. The trouble is you have to talk loud, as does everybody else, and as you guessed it, it gets louder and louder.
Upon leaving, and the door closing behind us in the restaurant lobby, it was a relief and very noticeable how loud and un inviting the noise in main restaurant area was.
We won't be returning until we can hear one another without the need to shout.

  • Visited April 2014
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