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“Excellent”
Review of Pesto Widnes

Pesto Widnes
Ranked #2 of 109 Restaurants in Widnes
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$32
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Favourite placenta eat in Widnes, excellent food and drink, good service with a nice atmosphere. Been numerous times with no problems

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Thank Dave M
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Emma P, Public Relations Manager at Pesto Widnes, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
HI Dave - Thank you for your lovely review and glad to hear it's your favourite place to eat in Widnes. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“really good food”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Went here on the off chance on a sat night. No tables free in the restaurant but you could get the same menu in the bar, so we sat in there. We'll couldn't fault the food really very nice, proberly because we have had tapas a few times before and knew what to expect. Service not great that's why low stars, not because of the waiter he was very pleasant just overall very slow and forgetful.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Anthony N
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Emma P, Public Relations Manager at Pesto Widnes, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to send us feedback after your recent visit. We take all feedback very seriously and, whilst glad to hear you enjoyed the food, are very sorry to hear that the quality of service you received was not up to our usual standards.

To enable us to look into your concerns in more depth if you haven't already please could you visit the feedback page on our website so we can get more information about your visit. Thank you.
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Cheshire
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Tapas Italian Style”
Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

I visited on a Monday lunchtime with my mum. We were offered a choice of tables inside and outside (it was a lovely sunny day) and chose a table near the patio doors which had a gentle breeze. We opted for the special menu for 7.95 which is available until 7pm Monday to Friday. For 7.95 per person you get to choose 3 of around 20 or so dishes. As with Spanish tapas the portions are smaller than a traditional meal but 3 dishes is plenty per person unless you have a particularly large appetite. As we were sharing we opted for 6 different dishes - creamy pasta, spicy meatballs, calamari, bruschetta, garlic mushrooms and herb potatoes. The potatoes were particularly good. The choices available were very good with pizza and chicken wings available as well as other varieties of pasta such as bolognaise and lasagne. We left some of the dishes half finished as they were very filling.
Our waiter was helpful and nothing was too much trouble, although we were one of only about 5 tables in use. Including wine, soft drinks and water our bill came in under £30 which we thought was fairly good value for money. We would go back, probably early evening next time to take advantage of the £7.95 offer again as it was good value especially if you enjoy Italian food and tapas style eating.

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1 Thank nikki_1977
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Emma P, Public Relations Manager at Pesto Widnes, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Thank you for your lovely 4 star review. So glad you enjoyed your Pesto experience and like our concept of piattini and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Not as good as it looks”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

First impression was good with a very nice interior and well presented. Our waitress was pleasant and food arrived pretty quickly, but that said, the place wasn't busy as we called in mid afternoon. We where presented with two menu's and chose food from the lunchtime special, 3 tapas for £7.95. We also ordered a couple of starters. The food arrived pretty quickly and to begin with we where quite please with the starter, however the tapas were average at best. The Meatballs where lukewarm, the Calamari a little rubbery and the Aransini had to be sent back as this tasted poor. The waitress was very professional and apologetic and quickly arranged our requested alternative of mushroom, which tasted nice. Shortly afterwards we were approached by someone we believe to be a manager, who inquired why we had sent the food back, her attitude was pretty condescending, suggesting it was probably the Saffron we didn't like the taste of and the Aransini was more than likely ok. In summary; Pesto looks nice but the food was a bit of a let down. Will we be going back? probably not. Our rating of poor for service does not reflect the waitress but the manager.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Wollycobbles
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Emma P, Public Relations Manager at Pesto Widnes, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to send us feedback after your recent visit. We take all feedback very seriously and are very sorry to hear that the quality of food and service you received on the night was not up to our usual standards.

To enable us to look into your concerns in more depth please could you visit the feedback page on our website so we can get more information about your visit. Thank you.
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widnes cheshire
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“overpriced rubbish”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

I dined here once & that was enough.food was awful.staff untrained.very noisy & totally overpriced.never again.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank willowwidnescheshire
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Emma P, Public Relations Manager at Pesto Widnes, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to send us feedback. We take all feedback very seriously and are very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your recent visit.

To enable us to look into your concerns in more depth please could you visit the feedback page on our website so we can get more information about your visit asap. We appreciate your help with this and hope we can resolve the issue.
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