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“Probably the best restaurant we've found in North Goa...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of J&A's Little Italy

J&A's Little Italy
Ranked #35 of 105 Restaurants in Baga
Price range: US$15 - US$27
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Located on the tranquil Arpora-Baga creek road, J&A's Little Italy has built up a formidable reputation for producing quality Italian cuisine day after day, year after year, since 1995. A one hundred and forty year old fisherman's cottage, restored and set under coconut palms in a beautiful tropical garden. A well-stocked bar with imported and Indian spirits and wines, J&A's is the perfect setting for a romantic evening out with your partner or a fabulous evening out with a bunch of friends. This is after all, the first specialty cuisine restaurant to have opened up in Goa. Listed in the Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Footprint Guide and other European guides, J&A's has bagged the best Italian Restaurant North Goa Award by the Times Good Food Guide, Food Awards , three years running.
Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Probably the best restaurant we've found in North Goa...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013 via mobile

The whole experience of J&A's is always fantastic. We have been going now for 8 years and it only ever gets better, the food and service are superb complimented by the setting. Well worth a visit.

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Bolton England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013

We went to this restaurant as a treat. Abs special hubby had brochettes as a starter whilst I had cheesey garlic bread. Hubby followed with Tuscan Beef Stew served with fresh crusty bread. I chose chicken stuffed with spinach served on a bed of lentils with a side dish of steamed veg. Both meals were excellent . For dessert hubby chose panacotta whilst I opted for tiramisu (one of the best ever) cost was 3600 rupees including drinks. Quite a bit more than normal but well well worth it and hey you only live once make the most of it

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Stockholm
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“Good Italian restaurant in Baga”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013

I was here for dinner twice during my recent stay in Goa. After a couple of weeks of mostly Indian food, I was looking forward to having something other than Indian cuisine, and Tripadvisor reviews as well as locals in Baga and Anjuna recommended this place. I was not disappointed: service is attentive and efficient, the setting and ambiance are nice and tranquil, and food was tasty. What a delight to have some real Parma ham in a country like India! They have a pretty good selection of wines, imported as well as local. This place is relatively expensive for being India, but still worth it.

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Canberra, Australia
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“Fridays at J&A's BEST!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

We came about 8pm and ordered soon after. Food came within 15 mins! All five dishes we had were absolutely delectable. We had returned three times since.
Every Friday the band Emilio and Trio played, the were sensational! I even cried - they were that good! Too bad the music ends at 11, I would have stayed there all night. We even danced!
The place is just beautiful and the staff very helpful.
Now that I am home I am just missing J&A's :(

  • Visited December 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Great ambiance & food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

Italian cuisine tucked away on the road leading to Baga. Excellent Fish Lasagna, Pasta and King fish. Tad expensive but worth a visit.

Visited December 2012
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