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Echo

77, Galle Road, Colombo 3, | Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo colombo 3, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #28 of 284 restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This restaurant which is attached to...well, almost, to Cinnamon Grand Hotel, has excellent Italian...however, I feel it's a bit pricey and can be 'fussy'. I've gone a couple of times for lunch and more times than not, I have to take the buffet which I'm never overly excited about.

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Kuala Lumpur
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

A nice centrally located spot for good Italian food in quiet sophisticated surroundings. Enjoyed a nice dinner there for 2. I had the fish main course with 2 varieties of fish, good portions, fresh, well cooked and presented, I could not really fault it. My wife had the home made ravioli, again a tasty, authentic and satisfying dish. Alas we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Visited recently, enjoyed a lovely buffet, with a variety of flavours and textures, improves by far from my last visit.

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Shanghai, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Appetizer - octopus carpaccio. One of the worst things I've eaten. It was ice cold, waterlogged and flavorless. The few leaves of lettuce and julienned bell pepper had a nice lemon vinaigrette. Why not the octopus? main course grilled red snapper. A bit overcooked. To be fair Sri Lankans tend to overcook their fish. But at this kind of restaurant... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We opted for the buffet lunch. Food was cold. Very less options for vegetarians. Staff also not very attentive. Overall nothing great about it as heard.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I wanted to love this place. I've been several times and always order the Parmigiana de melanzane, which is superb, as a starter. Then the problems start. I have never eaten a main course that I did not regret ordering. I tried switching to pasta but got an oversalted linguine alle vongole with rather chewy clams. The seafood risotto is... More

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Dublin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

When I say wow, I do not mean it in the American sense - an inverted cry for maternal intervention!!! I mean that this is an exceptional restaurant! The ambiance, decor, service and food are of a very high standard. The selection of food and beverage is excellent. For example, many Italian restaurants fall down by only offering Italian wines!... More

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Cooper City, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Apart from it being a fancy restaurant in terms of nice décor and in a prominent location in Colombo, I can’t really say that the food stands out. Certainly not worth the money. The service was acceptable.

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Thomasville, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This was the best Italian cuisine we enjoyed in Sri Lanka. It's very much like a good Italian place in Europe. Not gourmet but just really well done, classic Italian dishes. The pizzas are great and what a relief that was after the disastrous pizzas we tried elewhere. Definately a recommend!

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Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Most amazing, lovable place where you can hanging around Delicious food with amazingly friendly service which you can ever find out in SL Best of luck echo <3

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