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“Don't Go!”
Review of Topolini's Cafe

Topolini's Cafe
Ranked #35 of 89 Restaurants in Geraldton
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Perth
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Don't Go!”
Reviewed 31 May 2011

We went to Geraldton for a family wedding and on the Friday 14 of us decided to go to Topolini's. To say this was the worst meal all of us had experienced would be an understatement, and it was not cheap!

Two people ordered chicken parmagiana and someone on the table asked if it was lasagne so bad was the appearance. When it was cut in to it looked a few days old and as tough as the table. This was the worst of the meals but the rest were no better than a soup kitchen standard. My brother in law who will not usually say a bad word said the food was disgusting.

I would recommend that if this is the type of food that Geraldton serves up for the price they charge, people should take their own food.

We told the staff member when we paid and they showed no concern for the bad experience. They did offer cake, but we were not willing to take the risk.

Not up to third world standard!

  • Visited May 2011
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2 Thank Crowdies
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Go for the Marinara”
Reviewed 4 May 2011

Both had a pasta dish each which were large and tasty. The dishes were full of seafood, the Marinara especially generous. The service was friendly.

  • Visited April 2011
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Thank SteveKathUK
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“what a surprise, such a great place”
Reviewed 7 August 2010

Friends who live in Geraldton took us to Topolini's for lunch. They said it was much better than Skeeta's around the corner.

Wow. The Coffee was outstanding and I was expecting really poor quality in Geraldton.

Wow. The food was creative and tasty and well priced.
We had escargots in a little tarty-quichey salad plate. YUM. Escargots! How long since I have tasted those salty little gems? Too long. How inventive.

The wait staff were professional with big smiles and well groomed. How amazing is that in a place like Geraldton?
(I realise I am sounding like a city snob, but really, non-Perth WA is hard put to find wait staff who know that chardonnay is white and cabernet is red, let alone care about customers - I know this because I have previously run a non-Perth restaurant.)

The cafe is well placed to watch the world go by and clean and nicely presented.
Topos ticks all the boxes.

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Thank rubybellissimo
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Perth, Western Australia
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“relaxed setting, hearty meals.”
Reviewed 27 November 2009

Have visited this place a couple of times with colleagues while in town on business.
Topolini's serves up hefty helpings of crowd-pleasing Italian restaurant fare. Offered us separate billing which was handy. Nothing ground breaking about the offerings, but just the thing when you want something simple and satisfying.

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Thank MissAfternoonDelight
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Perth
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Good old fashioned Italian restaurant”
Reviewed 1 November 2009

We came across this restaurant on a Sunday night after a long drive, hungry for something other than seafood, and this place certainly hit the right spot!
It had a nice feel to it - not pretentious, but like a typical old Italian cafe that was popular about 20 years ago.
There were a good number of people there for a Sunday night from couples to families and friends. The atmosphere was relaxed and the wait staff pleasant.
The menu was typically Italian, but the food was really tasty, wtih generous servings.
We couldn't fit in any dessert, but they had gelati and a few Italian pastries that looked tempting.
All in all, it was good place for a good feed!

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Thank concoction
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