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“Very good value and food”
Review of Al Fresco

Al Fresco
Ranked #57 of 170 Restaurants in Enfield
Price range: US$10 - US$56
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 10 November 2013

We were a party of 12 celebrating a birthday.

The set menu offered a good variety of food and included a half bottle of wine per person for £25.

We had olives and bread on the table and the staff kept replenishing the bread baskets without having to ask. The meal was itself very good. the starters were very big and good quality. The main meals were all very good and all arrived hot and well presented. (we asked for a portion calves liver to be cooked without butter, there was no fuss and the liver came as requested) We also had a variety of sweets, again all good.

A good all round experience. The food is good quality and very tasty. The staff were very attentive and friendly and quick to bring drinks etc.

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3  Thank Vince P
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We were invited here by friends but were apprehensive due to the appalling experience we had at their Whetstone restaurant. What a pleasant surprise. The staff couldn't be more attentive, the food was lovely. My son ordered carbonara without raw onion and the waiter looked puzzled and said "there is no onion in carbonara", perhaps he could let them know that in Whetstone.

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is disappointed with their other restaurant.

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Thank Wendy F
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Having read some of the other reviews of this restaurant I was somewhat dubious about eating here. However, those who complained about the service seem, to me at least, hypercritical. We went on a very busy Saturday evening and found the service perfectly tuned to our needs - especially as the staff seemed to be everywhere at once. The food was also excellent apart from my veal which was quite over cooked and tough. My main complaint is about the level of noise. This is obviously a very popular place and there were several large groups celebrating birthdays. With the hard walls and floors, the sound is oppressive for older customers like us and we struggled to make ourselves heard I. Normal conversation.

Thank SamSegar
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

The service is certainly very slow and not very good. It takes ages to get a drink, and you have to keep on asking to be served. On at least 3 occasions, the waiters brought us other tables food! But, when you are amongst a big group, it is ok, as you do not really notice.
The food is delicious with huge portions!! Very very packed restaurant, so lots of noise and atmosphere!
This is such a popular restaurant, but really really let down by poor management and dire waiting staff. If they had an experienced manager and good staff, this would definitely be one of the best restaurants around!! Having said that, I would definitely go jjust for the food!

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Thank BakerBoyLondon
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

I was apprehensive about this restaurant given all the negative reviews but the menu offered ample vegetarian options compared to other local restaurants and thus we decided to give Al Fresco a visit. I thoroughly enjoyed the food. Starters were plentiful in size and tasted great. Mains were just as pleasant and again, great portions. Desserts were as mouthwatering as the pictures on their menu suggested and overall, the value was great!

The service itself was fantastic. Every waiter that served our table was pleasant, smiling and promptly responded to any requests.

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Thank Jagdip S
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