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“Ok but not outstanding”
Review of Italia

Italia
Ranked #6 of 81 Restaurants in Lyme Regis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Homemade, real Italian cuisine by an Italian chef/owner. Modern decor, comfortable and atmospheric. Family friendly, good value and table service. Serving pizzas, pastas, chicken, seafood, daily specials and many more. Booking advisable but not always necessary. Popular with locals and visitors all year round.
Los Gigantes
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Ok but not outstanding”
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

The waiting staff were charming and the food nicely prepared and presented but somehow the whole amounted to less than the sum of its parts which given the hefty-ish bill left us feeling a bit underwhelmed. Really wanted to love this place as we live locally but found we couldn't....

Visited July 2014
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BabyBoo100, Owner at Italia, responded to this review, 8 October 2014
Thank your for your review. We are disappointed you thought our restaurant was just ok especially as you live locally. We have had so many comments from Lyme Regis residents knowing our competition and saying how we have our prices spot on. We are sorry you did not feel the same. Hope you will return to us and we are glad you liked our waiting staff. Thank you
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The food in this restaurant was amazing, i can understand why reservations were made on most of the tables. The pizzas we had were amazing, when we come to Lyme again, we will be sure to come back.

  • Visited July 2014
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BabyBoo100, Owner at Italia, responded to this review, 8 October 2014
Thank you ever so much for your fab review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to seeing you again when you return :)
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good for Italian food and service but pizza just ok”
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

We dropped in early for a family supper after a hard day of fossil hunting. Us parents had Italian dishes which were very tasty and well presented but the kids pizzas were rather tasteless and ordinary.
They were happy enough so it didn't spoil our experience. The young waiters and waitress were very personable and the chef came out to check everyone was happy which was a nice touch.

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BabyBoo100, Owner at Italia, responded to this review, 8 October 2014
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your meals and the service. We are disappointed with your comments about the pizzas however as we have so much positive feedback and comments about them. We know they are not ordinary-our chef makes the dough from fresh, stretches it by hand and adds all toppings fresh to order. Perhaps you may want to try a different variety next time rather than Margheritas as the toppings will only ever be chesstelecom and tomato if you choose the basic pizza. We hope you visit us again and thank you for your feedback.
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended but we were a little disappointed. We ordered pizza and paid extra for a topping of chillies - what we got was a sprinkle of chilli flakes! The food tasted good but was over-priced for the standard of venue. We left without ordering dessert...

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Frybags55
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BabyBoo100, Owner at Italia, responded to this review, 8 October 2014
Thank you for taking time to comment on your visit to our restaurant. We do however use fresh chilli if you ask for it as an extra topping on pizza not chilli flakes. Also we feel our prices are reflective of the food you are served-we use the freshest and best ingredients, many of which come from Italy, and all dishes are cooked to order.
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Just fab!!”
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Just arrived home from Italia and couldn't wait to post a review! Meal and service were excellent. We've tried just about all of the restaurants in Lyme and the 4 of us were unanimous that this was one of the best meals ever. My monkfish was superb. Congratulations to you all.

Visited July 2014
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Thank maryec27
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BabyBoo100, Owner at Italia, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
Great to hear your feedback, thank you very much. There are many restaurants to choose from in Lyme so to hear you thought your meal with us was one of the best ever is fantastic to hear. Hope to welcome you back to our restaurant soon.
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