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Eatalia Carpe Diem

#51 of 8,706 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Pasta
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No.18 Xilou Alley, Xicheng District | Di‘anmen Intersection South West Corner, Beijing, China
010-64013263
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Description: About 18 months after successfully opening Eatalia La Dolce Vita, we gave...
About 18 months after successfully opening Eatalia La Dolce Vita, we gave birth to Eatalai Carpe Diem, a beautiful hidden gem located in the historic center of Beijing, adjacent to Houhai, Beihai Park and Jinshan Park. At Eatalia Carpe Diem, we have interlaced Chinese traditional architecture (hutong) with an Italian contemporary design while delivering Italian authentic food with the same passion. The restaurant has a wonderfu interior patio, a glass house on the second floor and an intimate rooftop. This magical venue is surrrounded by nut trees and pagodas in an environment full of culture and history.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Real Deal!

I've been going to this restaurant for years. The food is genuine Italian and the service is terrific. This restaurant stands out in Beijing. I strongly recommend it to anyone who misses good Italian cuisine and needs a break from Chinese.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I've been going to this restaurant for years. The food is genuine Italian and the service is terrific. This restaurant stands out in Beijing. I strongly recommend it to anyone who misses good Italian cuisine and needs a break from Chinese.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Lovely peace with real and tasty Italian food If you need a break from Chinese cuisine, this is the place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Had an a amazing lunch here because of the delicious pizza. They made it with a nice thin crust and flavoursome toppings. We went for the ham and cheese, it was by far one of the best pizzas we'd ever had in Asia. Iced teas are also tasty, give them a try with your mains. We were too full to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

After 10 days of Chinese food and 4 days in Beijing with roasted duck we have decided to go for this Italian restaurant with affordable prices. Place very nice in a classical "hutong" style create us high expectation for this last night. Only one waitress, probably the manager, with a good English....unfortunately he took the order from other Chinese guests... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went to the restaurant with a few of my friends for lunch. We choice the restaurant cause it seems got highly recommendation by this website. But, I've to say it was a great disappointment. Only few pieces of Parma ham on top of the lager size pizza, and the lower category of mozzarella cheese. The pizza not even hot when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is a great place if you've been traveling in China and need a break from Chinese cuisine. The owner is from Italy and very eager to share his story and passion for his restaurant. The handmade fresh gnocchi and ravioli melt in your mouth! He also has a great wine selection including the Piedmont area which was unexpected for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

All I know is... best gnocchi I have ever had. And Hubby still raves about the pizza. This is a nice break when folks you are traveling with need a little break from Chinese food. Hey, it happens to a lot of us... Gian Luca (co-owner and mgr) may seem a little shwarmy at first. But he is so well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I just needed some coffee ordered an americano, it was the best cup I had while on Beijing. I'm Colombian , so I know what i m talking about. Can't say anything about the food but the atmosphere in the roof is very nice.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It is friendly, professional and really nice environment. Located close to Nanluoguxian Hutong they serve Italian food and the atmosphere is nice and calm. We were three of us at 3 p.m. and they were quite bussy. Fantastic food and great experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Four of us visited here during our Beijing city break. The place has a nice atmosphere. The pizzas are fantastic. Thin crisp base with delicious toppings. Very authentic Italian. The Italian boss was helpful but a bit pretentious, even telling us how to sprinkle the herbs on top of the pizza. The feeling was that he was talking down to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.18 Xilou Alley, Xicheng District | Di‘anmen Intersection South West Corner, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
  • Neighborhood: Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
  • Phone Number: 010-64013263

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 24
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

About 18 months after successfully opening Eatalia La Dolce Vita, we gave birth to Eatalai Carpe Diem, a beautiful hidden gem located in the historic center of Beijing, adjacent to Houhai, Beihai Park and Jinshan Park. At Eatalia Carpe Diem, we have interlaced Chinese traditional architecture (hutong) with an Italian contemporary design while delivering Italian authentic food with the same passion. The restaurant has a wonderfu interior patio, a glass house on the second floor and an intimate rooftop. This magical venue is surrrounded by nut trees and pagodas in an environment full of culture and history.

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