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Ristorante Il Teatro
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Ranked #28 of 872 Restaurants in Macau
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Ristorante il Teatro - Italian for the theater - offers an entertaining dining experience with front row seats overlooking the Performance Lake. Our open kitchen showcases our chefs at work creating classic Italian specialties. You may also dine in one of two, Lake-facing private dining rooms with floor-to-ceiling views.
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Was looking for a "memorable" place to eat for our last night in Macau, and of course we turned to TripAdvisor :-)

We called in for a reservation an hour before our planned 8 pm dinner. They told us that all the window tables were taken already but that they could give us a "second row" table. Having made a reservation at such short notice, we accepted the table that was offered.

When you arrive at the place you will immediately notice the warm, cozy and elegant ambiance. This is a very nice and expensive looking restaurant!

Upon reaching the place, the receptionist led us to our "second row" table (meaning one row removed from the window table). It was a booth - type of seating, giving all 4 of us in my party a good view of the fountain.

The receptionist then turned us over to our waitress for the evening - Ms. Dhey. After a few minutes, the Manager, Mr. Bhong Palomares, approached our table as well. And this was when our "memorable" night began.

While Bhong was helping us pick our dishes, the water fountain show (which is every 15 minutes) started and, as it was so great to see and also part of the reason why we picked this restaurant, we requested if we could possibly be moved to a window table that we noticed was still empty. Bhong said that he was still verifying if the party that reserved it would still be coming. Luckily, after several calls to the other party, Bhong was able to transfer us to the window table. And oh what a view of the water fountain it had!

Between Bhong and Dhey, they were able to help us pick our dishes. We ordered the seafood pizza (Pirata), the seafood risotto (Risotto ai fungi e fontina), and two seafood pastas (Spaghettini aloe vongole and Linguineallo scoglio).

Bhong had asked us earlier while we were ordering if all our orders were for "sharing". Having said we would like that, Bong arranged for all the dishes to be placed in the middle of our table and for all of us to have individual plates. Bong arranged for the pizza to be served first, followed by the Risotto, which he had conveniently asked the kitchen to already divide into 4 plates, and then the 2 pastas were served together.

To say that we were well-taken cared of would be an understatement. The service in this place was one of the best I have ever experienced.

Everything they served was excellent, from the freshly baked bread to all the dishes we ordered. All served on warm plates by attentive but unobtrusive restaurant staff. They just appeared like magic when you needed anything :-)

And almost on equal footing with the food and service was the water fountain show. Every 15 minutes or so a new show would start and they were simply spectacular. There is something about the combination of the water fountain dancing to music that was so relaxing and captivating.

We had such a great time that we hardly noticed that almost 2 hours had passed since we first entered the doors of the restaurant.

I would highly recommend this place. Make sure you get reservations for a window table. Next best choice would be the "second row" tables. You need to have at least an hour and a half I think to fully enjoy or maximize the experience.

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Thank 23angeles
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Have you ever been to a restaurant where the servents are helping you all the way? Since the moment we got in the elevator and were greeted at the door till the end of our meal, we were just showered with lots and lots of simple touches. The waiters were just lovely and very different from America, they didn't keep coming to ask if everything was all right every minute. They let you take your time and enjoy the view of the dancing fountains outside and talk to your loved one and more important: enjoy your food. It was just divine. We had fried mozzarella as starter then risottos as main course and I had tiramisu and my loved one had a chocolate ball with coffee ice cream and coffee jelly. Just amazing. Oh and when we were living, our waiter walked us to the door and wished us a great evening. Sometimes you just need to be treated as a queen for a change. If you are in Macau, just go to this restaurant. You are not going to regret.

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1  Thank SBedin
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

We had a great evening at this fine establishment. Its highly recommended to book a table by the window so that you can enjoy the water fountains in front of the hotel. The food and service was outstanding. We really enjoyed all the extra courses offered by the chef. Good value for money.

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Thank J_A_Travels1
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

We've eaten twice at Il Teatro and on both occasions we have enjoyed superb service and exquisite food.
We have asked for and been given a window table on each occasion and the view of the Wynn fountains which 'perform' every 15 minutes is great.
The staff are attentive to your needs whilst not hovering around your table. They are extremely knowledgable about the dishes they serve and give good advice if you're not sure what to have. The manager - Mr. Bhong Palomares keeps an eye on everything and is an excellent host.
The food is delightful. On both occasions we had the chef's tasting menu (different each time) which is remarkably well priced and is perfectly balanced in quantity and variety.
The second time we went we took our kids and the waitress said that if they didn't see what they wanted on the menu then chef would prepare them something else to their taste. As it was, they stuck to the menu and the youngest devoured a huge plate of pasta with meatballs and now asks when he can go back again.
With three courses and wine you can spend quite a lot of money, however, you could also eat a main course pasta dish with a glass of wine for an extremely reasonable price - and whichever you choose, you'd be getting a high quality culinary and social occasion.
Worth every penny and we shall return.

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Thank Quinnynews
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Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

Absolutely loved the mushroom risotto.. being a vegetarian, its always a challenge to get good food.. but Il teatro not only had a special vegetarian menu but also delivered great taste.. the ambience was amazing.. and they were so accomodating as we were unaware of the dress code.. kudos to the chef!

Thank Sakhi M
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