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“Are You Joking”

Trattoria Ubud Bali
Ranked #218 of 817 Restaurants in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Today I met 2 friends who have never been here before....the restaurant was empty,and 9 staff hovering around !!!!!!! None of our meals were satisfactory, pumpkin soup with shrimp, needed a microscope to find, fish dish ok, pasta with seafood ok....BUT on 2 hrs later we had massive MSG reaction....not impressed ...never bother to try again.....so embarrassed, this is a local eatery for me.....off the list...

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Thank Mirabai2012
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TrattoriaAsia, Manager at Trattoria Ubud Bali, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Hello Mirabai,
I am sorry to hear that our pumpkin soup was not to your satisfaction and that you were not happy about our choice to have enough staff to service our guests. Since most every guest enjoys our cuisine we are usually very busy. This is why we make sure we have enough staff. If this is a problem we may not be a restaurant for you.

Regarding all of your meals being unsatisfactory it seems maybe this was a mistake as you explained that most of them were good. Fish and Pasta was to your liking I assume.

Can you explain what MSG reaction you had and was it reported? We don't have a report of this supposed incident. I have never heard of an MSG reaction unless you are allergic to MSG. In that case you should be careful where you eat. Thank God we do not serve any food with MSG in it.

Thank you for your honest review of Trattoria,

Maria - manager

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Tiramisu was outstanding and so was the gnocchi. Went on valentines day and the food was really good. Service was quick

Thank vikas r
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

We passed by walking and discovered this nice designed open concept restaurant. The menu was looking full of promises and yes when the orders where coming in we have not been disappointed. Among other items we loved the squid with spinach as starter and the gnocchi four cheeses for the main. Give it a try when you feel a crunch for Italian one night.

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Thank terbangbelanda
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

My family and I stumbled upon this restaurant during our recent visit to Ubud. Very nice clean open setting. Can see the kitchen which is always a good sign. Service excellent. We ordered pizzas and were immediately taken back to our visits to Florence. Excellent. Not surprised therefore when the Chef turned out to be their Group CEO and he hails from just outside Florence! Understand he has numerous restaurants throughout Asia so looking forward to trying his Sommerville Singapore location. Certainly recommend if visiting Ubud.

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Thank mark60270
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

the proliferation of Italian restaurants in our little town is truly amazing. One of a chain, the food here is surprisingly good--the pizza and pasta both satisfying. Good service and a chef/manager who obviously cares (he always looks worried...). Good bathrooms (hey, not always the case here), some onstreet parking. Again, out of the center but worth a visit. This area of Ubud is sprouting restaurants but I'm not sure they are all going to make it, as foot traffic is limited here, inspite of good restaurants, some interesting shops and a major museum along this stretch of road. And my Italian cousin was very complimentary of the coffee here....you have no idea what that means, lol, unless you have an italian cousin...

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