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Cafe Ultimo

Vesterbrogade 3, Copenhagen 1620, Denmark
+45 33 75 07 51
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Ranked #1,183 of 1,424 restaurants in Copenhagen
Price range: $39 - $158
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Café Ultimo is an Italian restaurant in historic Tivoli Gardens in the heart of Copenhagen. The restaurant can trace its origins back to 1883, with the construction of a circular open-air dance floor near Stadsgraven, the city's reservoir. In 1923, the building was redeveloped into a tea room, and the characteristic columns added, giving the building just the right nostalgic feel. The columns are still there, but cakes have been replaced by exquisite Italian-inspired food, using only the finest ingredients. 21st century design has also made its mark on the building, and Café Ultimo is now a bright space with light coming in from all sides and through a large skylight, creating a unique atmosphere.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Café Ultimo is an Italian restaurant in historic Tivoli Gardens in the heart of Copenhagen. The restaurant can trace its origins back to 1883, with the construction of a circular open-air dance floor near Stadsgraven, the city's reservoir. In 1923, the building was redeveloped into a tea room, and the characteristic columns added, giving the building just the right nostalgic feel. The columns are still there, but cakes have been replaced by exquisite Italian-inspired food, using only the finest ingredients. 21st century design has also made its mark on the building, and Café Ultimo is now a bright space with light coming in from all sides and through a large skylight, creating a unique atmosphere.
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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The only restaurant in Tivoli that was not full - that should have been a warning... We were refused to share a starter - could not order one dish and get two plates.!? We then chose the tomato soup. This was cold so we called the waiter and it took 10 minutes to serve us new portions. The pizza was... More

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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

My girlfriend and I attempted to go here for a drink and a light snack. On entering the cafe, I asked the girl if we could have a drink. She simply walked off without even making eye contact with us. She went to the bar a few feet away from us to speak to a colleague before coming back to... More

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Scottish Borders
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

Whilst visiting the Tivoli gardens we decided to dine at the Ultimo which is located in the grounds.It was very busy in the gardens that night and the clue should have been that we were able to get a table without much trouble - other visitors obviously knew better! My wife and I chose the tomato soup starter which was... More

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israel
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Cafe Ultimo is located inside Tivoli gardens, which makes it automatically magical. The food was OK, quite average and the service was very good. You can do better in Copenhagen

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United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

I didn't even get past the front door of this place, because the 'welcome' b***h was as rude as they come. I asked for a table for two, she directed me to a table for six that still had the leftovers from previous diners, despite the fact that there were countless other tables available. When I asked to move she... More

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Bristol
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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Ultimo is an Italian restaurant by the lake inside Tivoli Gardens, & you do pay a premium for being inside the park (which you have already paid to get into!). We had affettati (mixed antipasti) to start, followed by linguine with black truffles. Both were good, but not outstanding. Service was a bit mixed. The waitress, while friendly and initially... More

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Malmo, Sweden
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Sat outside with a nice view over Tivoli. Good service from a Swedish waitor. The kids ate pasta which was tasty. We had pizza but they were not good and we couldnt finish. Because the restaurant is situated inside the park the prices are higher than normal.

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The title says it all. The waiter was very nice, but the food was just OK. We only had pizzas so obviously we didn't sample much on the menu.

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Stockport, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I am surprised by some of the negative comments. Went there on a warm evening and had an excellent meal after a stroll around Tivoli. Maybe becuase it was warm the atmosphere was good. We had a set menu and the food was very good. Had a huge piece of nicely cooked beef. Waiter was very helpful and explained the... More

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Oslo, Norway
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

A nice place within the Tivoli compound in Copenhagen. The food is good, but we were not too impressed by the service level. A small tip: When the temperature goes up, the more important to serve the rose-wine chilled (and not room tempered)...

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