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La Cantina

5 Boughton, Chester CH3 5AE, England
01244 401413
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Ranked #60 of 384 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

What an excellent welcome we received from Mark & Liz. This small but intimate restaurant has a very welcoming atmosphere. We were talked through the menu and Mark described the specials (including some very special wines at discount prices) in detail. The food has a distinctly Italian theme, yes there is pasta and pizza but this is not your usual... More

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UK, Wolverhampton
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Spent a lovely evening at this small Italian restaurant when visiting Chester. From the phone call to book a table to the goodbye at the end of the meal the experience was excellent. Staff attentive but not intrusive and just excellent food! Large menu choice. Wish we could lift and drop this restaurant into Wolverhampton!! Great evening out.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Spent a wonderful evening at La Cantina. The food was superbly fresh and imaginative and the flavours were excellent. The service was efficient and inobtrusive and nobody rushed us to finish our meal. We were a bunch of 7 people of varying tastes and preferences but we all agreed it was some of the finest food we'd ever eaten -... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Brilliant food and a very warm welcome with a lovely ambience. Well worth a visit. The vegetarian options were excellent and there was a good selection of wine to choose from. The location is close to the centre of Chester and easily accessible. I went with a group of friends and the service was very good, nothing was too much... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

As part of a hen party I went with 7 others for a two course Italian cooking session this weekend. The food we produced under the guidance of the owners was great (if i do say so myself!), and reflected our groups preferences and some of the dishes available on the menu. I will definitely try some of these dishes... More

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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We made a last minute booking after 3 other Italian restaurants were completely full on Easter Saturday. We were told that the card machine was out of order, but the menu states that it is cash only. Opening times are advertised until 23.00, but we were told that the kitchen closed at 21.00 which added some urgency, The restaurant looks... More

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marcoroma15, Owner at La Cantina, responded to this review

The only factually accurate point in your so called review is that most of the other diners were regulars. Other than that there appear to be about 10 materially inaccurate/factually wrong comments - if you want to email us or call in we can go through them point by point. La Cantina More

Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We were really looking forward to eating here. The reviews are excellent and there was every indication from the website that this was well established. Perhaps the first indicator should have been when we booked as they told us it was temporarily cash or cheque only as the card machine was broken. We are visiting the area from London but... More

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marcoroma15, Owner at La Cantina, responded to this review

To clarify your points which are otherwise potentially misleading - the business is only accepting cash/cheques, the card machine switched off and likely to do that on a continuing basis- as a small business we do not wish to incur the cost of several thousand pounds per annum for card provision in a market where most people are happy with... More

Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We booked this restaurant as it was close to where we were staying and tired after a day sightseeing. We made a reservation but not really necessary as only one other couple eating. Having said this the food was excellent and the chef came to the table and explained the menu to us and his wife was extremely chatty and... More

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Flint, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I don't know why we haven't been here before, but our first visit certainly won't be our last. A really helpful phone call about the menu when we booked set the tone for our visit, and the service, food and ambience of the restaurant were all excellent. The food is gloriously fresh and a complete change from the standard dishes... More

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Visited again for a Saturday night meal. All of our party enjoyed the quality food for very reasonable prices. The ambience is good and the staff are very welcoming and professional. We also returned as a couple on a weekday for a pizza deal. The food again was excellent. We had a chat with the chef which further convinced of... More

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