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“Excellent Italian” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Gioconda Pizzaria & Trattoria

La Gioconda Pizzaria & Trattoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

This place was recommended by a couple from our hotel who we just happened to bump into on the strip. They had just been, said it was excellent, they felt full, and that people were queuing. We left it a little while before going there but we also had to queue - though we were second in queue. We had a cracking meal, at a decent price, and throughout it all customers were still arriving. It was certainly the busiest restaurant on the strip. Our only surprise was that having ordered bruschetta, we were served something best described as an oval mini pizza. However these were very tasty and enjoyable - just a bit more filling than what we'd expected ( I know I could just have left some - but I'm a Brit - so I finished mine and the wife's) . I'd be happy to visit many times and just work my way through the menu.

Visited July 2014
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  • Polish first
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English first
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Still fantastic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

This place has had slight revamp since the last time I was here in 2012 for the better. The pizzas, garlic bread is out of this world, fresh ingredients used and lots of topping. The atmosphere is alive with the locals dining here and the staff are very friendly providing a great service. Try the after dinner drink which is complimentary. Great food try it

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good food, service lets it down a little”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

We visited La Gioconda after it boasting about having "the only wood fired pizza oven in Praia Da Rocha'. We loved pizza so was always happy to try it!

We went on Saturday around 9pm, we got given a table fast and shown the menus, but it took asking 4 times to get a drinks menu, then another 3 times asking the waiters to actually bring our drinks over. This i wouldn't usually mind, but it was SO hot in there that night (i don't think they have any air conditioning) so was a little annoyed to have to keep pestering the extremely busy staff.

We ordered our food, and it arrived around 45 minutes later, by this point outside the restaurant there had gathered a large queue of pizza go-ers. The manager (i think he was the manager!) kept coming over to tell us it was on its way. When it did finally arrive it was SUPER tasty! I literally couldn't fault the food, even if it did take 45 minutes to make a pizza.

Its really just a shame that the service was so slow, and that you had to keep asking for our drinks to be brought over. If i'm ever in Praia Da Rocha again i would love to go back during a less busy time to have the full experience.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Quin, Ireland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Pizzas in Praia Da Rocha”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Lovely restaurant, a bit hard to find but worth it. Starters, mains and desserts brilliant. Friendly staff and great value!

Visited June 2014
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Tallinn, Estonia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

We visited the restaurant tonight. It was almost full. We were guided to our seats. They have open kitchen and the seats were close to it. That's why may be it was a little too hot and lacked fresh air. We ordered 2 pizzas. Unfortunately they brought only 1 of them first. The other was forgotten, but they quickly solved the problem. The missing pizza was on our table in 2 minutes. Both pizzas tasted great.
Good place to eat, but problems with air conditioning.

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