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“Nice atmosphere but average food.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lazzarella - CLOSED

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Lazzarella
Price range: US$41 - US$51
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Stevenage
1 review
“Nice atmosphere but average food.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2010

This small, out of the way restaurant offers an inviting, intimate feel from the outside and seems the ideallic 'italian' place to be in Great Yarmouth.
Going on reputation, we decided to have a meal here and were met by friendly staff, but felt a bit rushed, being told we only had until x time before we would be unwelcome due to previous bookings. Not put off, we decided to at least have a drink and main meal, including pizza, pasta and wine. Unfortunately, the food was far from traditional italian cousine and to be honest, not quite as good as a well prepared home pizza out of the oven. It was slightly greasy and too heavy on the cheese, plain and quickly prepared. (Not quite as bad as Pizza Hut, but not exactly what we expected.) To be fair, the pricing was good and the food hot. However, unimpressed, we decided to skip the dessert (we would have felt rushed anyway) and try The Italian Restaurant, down the road off of King Street, the next evening, which was very superior.

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Thank robertc789
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English first
London
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2010

We read about this place on trip advisor and booked a table for our family whilst visiting the region for a few days - A great place - very much homemade food in a very small homely environment - a real change from the big chains offering plastic pizzas - the owners are great - husband and wife team - serving up real home made food - don't expect anything flash - but do expect great tasting food!

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Thank londonfamily100
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Broadland
Level Contributor
81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Simple tasty rustic fare - an absolute pleasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2010

It's not often I'm moved to write a review of a restaurant but this one is something special. The setting is intimate, and you'll never be overcrowded, as there's only half a dozen tables.
The food was simple, freshly cooked and very, very tasty - if you're wanting fiddly messed-about food, this isn't the place for you. If you want to eat wholesome freshly cooked food with a distinct rustic Italian flavour, you'll not do better..

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Thank BroadlandWanderer
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
191 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Good things come in small packages”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2010

Housed in one of Great Yarmouth's former Row houses, you'd be forgiven for missing this tiny gem of a restaurant. Inside the walls are decorated with floeers and Italian souvenirs, inclduing an entire wall dedicated to the Italian world cup win.

We didn't have starters, but other people's looked and smelled good. The menu was basic, but covered an interesting range of pizza and pasta dishes. Service was friendly, quick and with a smile, and our pasta and pizza choices were well cooked, and a perfect sized portion for lunch - not one of these overized 3 times the amount of pasta you'd normally eat affairs.

All in all delicious, well decorated, friendly and fun - a perfect place for a spot of lunch if only you can find it!

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Thank Tinkerbell013
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Norfolk
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely food and reasonably priced too!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2010

We went to this restaurant last night on a friend's recommendation and we weren't disappointed! It's tiny, so cute with only about six tables (so you need to book) but the service was excellent and the food was delicious. Prices were great too - £2-3 for a starter, £5-7 for a main, and £3-4 for dessert. It's only open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Well worth a visit, we'll be back!

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Thank star_bizarre
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