We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
5 Boughton, Chester CH3 5AE, England
01244 401413
Website
Today
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 154 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not good

Third visit and I'm sorry to say it'll be the last. Booked over the phone to be told 'the card machine's out of order so you'll have to pay cash.' Having dined at La Cantina previously, I am well aware they don't take card payments (though why any business in the 21st century would choose to do so... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
Adam-Gould
,
Dutton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Dutton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Third visit and I'm sorry to say it'll be the last. Booked over the phone to be told 'the card machine's out of order so you'll have to pay cash.' Having dined at La Cantina previously, I am well aware they don't take card payments (though why any business in the 21st century would choose to do so is beyond... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 12
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Really nice place. Had dinner here last night with a friend and everything was great. The food, the wine the conversation. Service was excellent and all ingredients were very fresh. Very friendly staff and they did everything they could to make it a really good night. A great find, a little off the beaten track but well worth it. Definetly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Walked in had a drink took one look at the terrible menu and walked out!! Nothing appealing no atmosphere.... Crap

Was this review helpful? Yes 16
chester
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We visited a couple of weeks ago found the choice of drinks very limited. Starters were nice but mains disappointing. Service was good. Only took cash and looking back at past reviews this seems to be the norm. Expensive for what is was.

Was this review helpful? Yes 14
Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Such a good find. The food is authentic and different from what you'd first expect from a western Italian restaurant-- in a good way. The meal we had was of a very high standard and we were surprised that it was quite quiet when we first arrived, but as the evening went on others began to walk in and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chester
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Visited on Saturday evening after booking a week earlier. Unfortunately we were initially the only people in the Resturant. That was not an issue however, as the service was excellent. I had the Carpaccio and the Biscetta - which were both out of this world. Serioulsy good steak -cooked to perfection and the carpaccio was simply amazing! My partner had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We come here for meals regularly, as we thoroughly enjoy this restaurant every time we come! The food is outstanding: huge portions, quality food and the chef often comes out to talk to us about the menu to ensure our food is exactly how we like it! There aren't many restaurants here that go to this much effort. Staff are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

La Cantina has a great, lively ambience thanks to authentic Italian music. Just looking at the menu you can see the attention to detail is impeccable, with a wide range of exciting flavours (some of which I'd never tried before, and was delighted to discover). The staff were very open and friendly, explaining any items on the menu where necessary... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

On the recommendation of a friend, I visited La Cantina in Chester for the first time last week. I was so very impressed. The food was excellent. Portions generous. The atmosphere so friendly and the staff helpful. We will definitely be returning to La Cantina. I have recommended it to a few of my friends who went this weekend, and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I booked a table at the restaurant for our weekend away in Chester. The staff were helpful on the phone and advised that because it was race day- they wanted a definite confirmation of booking as they had a waiting list of people who wanted to eat at the restaurant that evening. They also informed me that the card machine... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 16
marcoroma15, Manager at La Cantina, responded to this review

We note your comment. I have replied to the review by your friend issued on the same date and the exact same points apply to your comments since it appears largely a replica of the other one. Mark Evans for La Cantina More 

Travelers who viewed La Cantina also viewed

 
Chester, Cheshire
Chester, Cheshire
 

Been to La Cantina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Boughton, Chester CH3 5AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: 01244 401413

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Cantina staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?