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Limoncello

Avenue Tombalbaye 20 - Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
+243 815 141 111
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Ranked #1 of 59 restaurants in Kinshasa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Johannesburg
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was my birthday and we went out to Limocello. I had fish, it was dry and my boyfriend had pasta which was alright not spectacular. The atmosphere and decor is great.

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Geneva
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My partner and I are real "foodies" and hold restaurants to high standards - and Limoncello definitely meets them! Limoncello is a great restaurant to for friends, significant others and business colleagues. It is located in a quiet area, the interior is clean and with air condition, and if you prefer there is also a terrasse you can sit at.... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I visited this restaurant weekly while living in Kinshasa . The food is excellent the service is above average. Although expensive it is worth the it for the ambiance . The owner was very friendly and even insisted on giving us a lift home after a thunder storm. Now that's service ! Well done.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a very classy place to eat, great food, great service and a very good wine list. You can eat indoors or outside under the stars. Popular with locals and expats. A very plus bar area too, this place is well worth a visit.

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Athens, Greece
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It's the kind of restaurants that make you forget where you are, once you step in closing a garage door behind you. The population composition of clientele, the decoration, the food served, the whole atmosphere has nothing to do with Africa. The food is very good, the service friendly. Both outdoor and in-door sitting. A nice culinary in a city... More

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Livorno
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Whenever I miss Italy, I go to this place. The cuisine is purely Italian (although my understanding is that the owner is not Italian, but the cook is!). I tried both the pasta and the pizzas and they are just very good. Good selection of wine! And you are lucky enough you can also get some shots of Limoncello for... More

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

One of the rare places in Kinshasa where one can eat very well, in a wonderful setting, for a reasonable price. I come here around once a week and were never disappointed. Pizza's are great, parmegiani is delicious, pasta's are good, sole meuniere, risotto and the tiramisu are excellent. Also good wines, cocktails and sorbets (nice cream). And a refreshing... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The food is amazing, the place is very original, gives you the comfort cozy and welcome ambiance. we have tried the Calamry and fish carpacio starters and some pizza, and all are great. when you ar ein Kinshasa this is a must visiti restaurant

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Memphis, TN
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I couldn't believe what was behind the entrance of Limoncello. The outdoor patio is an oasis. I couldn't believe it existed in Kinshasa, and if I lived in Kin, I'd frequent this place. Everything was comfortable and clean, service was great, and the food was delicious.

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Dubai
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Both the service and the food can be a bit variable. The pasta (even if simple) is some of the best i've had, but i've heard that it's only good when "mama" is in the kitchen. The wood fired pizza is good... but really, you can't mess up pizza, right? One of Kinshasa's hidden gems.

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