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Near Helipad, North Cliff, Varkala | Near Helipad, Varkala, Varkala 695141, India
9846053194
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Go for the View

We ended up visiting this place almost everyday simply for the view. The food is nothing great to write about but the view is superb. Watching the sunset with cold beer was a delightful experience. Although I recommend the masala peanuts which was great, the dinner was a disappointment. We did not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
HarshaChittar
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

As it is this restaurant is at the top of the cliff..to add to it it has a rooftop seating! Had infact gone there for a quick bite and ended up extending my schedule without any regrets. The food was just about right, not great but not bad at all. BUT the rooftop view stole the show for me. Next... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We ended up visiting this place almost everyday simply for the view. The food is nothing great to write about but the view is superb. Watching the sunset with cold beer was a delightful experience. Although I recommend the masala peanuts which was great, the dinner was a disappointment. We did not eat dinner at Caffe Italiano for the rest... More 

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Nice, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A very nice restaurant decorated with taste . I only tried the pizza's here and it was very very good.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Had a fried squid, which tastes very good! Pasta was also good! Great atmosphere. Wifi there was very slow..

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We loved this place and the gentleman that owns it. The food is delicious and the staff excellent. It has a perfect view of the sunsets, that are breath taking… Also, he has, on a property owned by his grandparents, begun an organic farm…which is exceptional for this area and not easy to do…and uses as much of the produce... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We strolled past after eating on our first night and saw the fish skewers hung up ready for the barbie...could not believe the amount of meat on them! Even more shocked to find out it was 250R when sided with chips and salad! Vowed to go the following night...so glad we did! 250R is cheap (but as backpackers it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Most of the restaurants along the cliff have displays of fish laid out in the evenings, but on several occasions, Caffe Italiano had offerings at lower prices than elsewhere, and we were very pleased with both quality and quantity every time we ate there. They has a huge tuna on one occasion, that looked and smelled really fresh, and was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Probably the best restaurant in Varkala. When ordering mixed seafood we got, among a lot of good stuff, fresh tunafish. Superb!

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It was great meal we had here. The fresh fish cooked in tandoori oven was juicy, aromatic as well as rightly spiced. Service was up to the mark. Defenitly worth to try.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This lovely friendly restaurant serves up fantastic fish dishes. Had fresh tuna and it was delicious but the fish curry was unbeatable. Service was good too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Near Helipad, North Cliff, Varkala | Near Helipad, Varkala, Varkala 695141, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Varkala
  • Phone Number: 9846053194

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chinese, Indian

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