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1 of 5 bubbles Review of Mantuoling Cafe

Mantuoling Cafe
Ranked #53 of 58 Coffee & Tea in Xiamen
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
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Xiamen, China
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140 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“What went wrong?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

We came here when it opened and were very impressed with the food, the wine and the service. We sat on the terrace with the owner over a glass of wine and told him just how impressed we were.
Now there is no sign of the owner just rude, inept Chinese serving what can only be described as rubbish. If we were in Europe I would have simply refused to pay the bill and walked. Terrible. What the hell went wrong? If I could give zero ratings below I would. What a terrible shame to see this establishment reduced to Chinese garbage.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank xmroots
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Florence, Italy
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“From good to terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

When it was just open the food and service was good, I remember there was one Italian guy to run the place, now the Italian is not anymore there, the food became horrible, with sugar in the pasta and other horrible sign of becoming a chinoitalian food.

Thank marino f
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Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
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112 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“lovely Icecream selections & good Italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2011

Established as an Icecream parlour, they do pretty good pasta dishes too, as well as offer a reasonable selection of italian (and others) wines, coffees, and beers. One of the nicest things about this establishment is that, it has an attractive, open roof terrasse where you can eat & drink under an open sky, and enjoy the somewhat elevated view of the lake, and colourfully illuminated buildings around you. Alas, on the down side as usual, is the complacent, sloppy chinese service so common everywhere.... If you dont want to contend with idle service staff, just grab yourself a large tub of delicious Gelato, and go for a stroll along the banks of Xiamen's sewage water, purification lake.

  • Visited May 2011
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Thank globetrotter5981
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