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“Very long wait”

La Piccola - Kate's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 43 Restaurants in Utila
Price range: US$6 - US$21
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
New York City, New York
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108 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Very long wait”
Reviewed 9 January 2013

The food was OK, but nothing special. Our server was very nice, but the wait was very long - took about an hour to get our food. The pasta was not particularly fresh or tasty. There are better places to eat on the island.

Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
St Ives, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“tax trap poor food and zero customer service”
Reviewed 6 January 2013

decided to check this place out with all the goo reviews. expensive for Utila but got to treat yourself.

First off dont ask the waiters about fish as the reply is I am the wrong one to ask, i dont eat fish. The fact they only had fresh water fish available on an Island should have rung alarm bells.

If you order the ravioli with stuffed spinach and ricotta , and a pesto sauce you get no ricotta and no pesto sauce.

If you order the spagetti with gorgazola sauce you get spagetti with a white cheese sauce (bottleed), the same one on the ravioli I ordered.

The pork chop comes with chaibata bread and rice, but none arrived, aparently they have changed the menu so that is why......

Finaly to cap it off they tried to charge 90 lp tax, for the food and drinks. No where is this mentioned on the menu that tax is to be added or not included. To argue the point with the owner took some time , with excuses that I cant put it on the menu ?, I pionted out it would take 1 second to do this with a pen.....

overall a very very poor place living on reviews from its previous owner, a complete rip off and non event , aviod and eat at a good local place instead.

  • Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Grown up restaurant on Utila”
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Ate dinner here just after Christmas. Although this is an Italian restaurant the staff on the night I ate there was french. The menu board advertised mojitos, but these were not available. The restaurant also ran out of one of the red wines available by the glass. However, waitress did undertake a yeoman effort to make it up to us.
We had kingfish with capers and a pasta dish with black olives. Both were very good, especially the kingfish - which should be eaten whenever you get a chance on Utila.
The atmosphere at La Piccola is a lot more grown up than many of the other restaurants on Utila, this could be due to this being a restaurant as opposed to a sea side bar.
Worth a visit.

  • Visited December 2012
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Spain
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best place on the island”
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Everything was just great, service and food, great bread, best place to eat on the island! Pasta, meat and fish that was ordered were all great.

Visited December 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good food, if you want to treat yourself”
Reviewed 3 January 2013

We enjoyed the ambiance and balcony view...food was decent, but on the more expensive side of the options available....so consider it if you want to treat yourself, or price is not a factor for you!

  • Visited April 2012
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