We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lovely Restaurant - one to put on your must try list!”
Review of La Fenice

La Fenice
Ranked #2 of 119 Restaurants in Eastleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$60
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Italian Family Run Restaurant Since 1983.
Sarisbury
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely Restaurant - one to put on your must try list!”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

If you live or are staying within 10 miles of Eastleigh you really should try this place. I first went there for lunch when I was working within a 5 minute walk of the town centre, I then booked a table for evening service. My first three visit went this way - lunch, followed by an evening meal. It is lovely food in a lovely location. You can almost forget that you are in a town centre. The menu could be updated more often and evening meals are far better than lunch time. The service is superb, as you would expect from a family run restaurant. Having moved out of the area, it is one of the places I look forward to going back to.

  • Visited February 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Stu H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

354 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    248
    64
    21
    14
    7
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
UK
Level Contributor
109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Very nice.”
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

A restaurant surprise for Eastleigh as others note. A regular haunt for me. Good Italian food, though maybe the standard menu could do with a refreshing month to month. But far better than chain Italians and not much more expensive. Recommended.

Helpful?
1 Thank AL89
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A great restaurant to have nearby”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Been to La Fenice twice in the last few weeks having been recommended by a friend.We've had a great experience both times with very friendly service and delicious, good value food.

If you couldn't see Eastleigh out of the window you could quite easily believe you were about to walk out on the the canals of Venice.

Great to have a high quality family restaurant close to home, will definitely be going back soon.

  • Visited May 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
3 Thank FoxFox1717
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Swansea, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Another magical evening at La Fenice”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

So...another wonderful evening at La Fenice.

Coming from a Sardo background myself, I find it very difficult to find an authentic Italian restaurant over here that truly reflects everything that an Italian meal should be.
They have a fantastic variety of dishes ranging from fresher-than-fresh seafood dishes to cooked to perfection hand-made pasta dishes for everyone to enjoy.

The price of the food is something I did not mind paying at all as it reflects the outstanding quality of the food, unlike the likes of Frankie and Benny's where you would pay the same price for a microwaveable meal with a bit of Tesco's finest Italian seasoning sprinkled on top.

Not only are you presented with a delicious meal in an atmosphere that really does tick all the boxes for a romantic evening, alongside this you are greeted with a lovely warm welcome from the beautiful Maitre d' who through the entirety of the meal was more than happy to help.

Reading through some negative reviews (although very few) on here is pretty infuriating considering that these people clearly do not have a clue of how Italian delicacies should actually be cooked or taste, as I imagine they have only become familiarised with the Amateur British Chef attempt of cooking these dishes.

Could really talk about this place all day.

Beautiful. Traditional. One in a million.

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Livia U
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

We are locals and have had a few meals here. The staff are extremely friendly and the food is excellent!

Helpful?
1 Thank Katherine C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed La Fenice also viewed

 
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh
 
Twyford, Winchester
Eastleigh, Hampshire
 

Been to La Fenice? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing