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D. 37/33 (Near Bright Studio) Godowlia, Varanasi 221001, India
9795199687
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great oven Pizza!

If you are looking for good & tasty real oven Pizza, this is place! I don't know about the rest if the menu though... A nice chill out outside place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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English first
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If you are looking for good & tasty real oven Pizza, this is place! I don't know about the rest if the menu though... A nice chill out outside place.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We weren't given our food cos they seem to prefer serving to a bunch of western travelers. Go if you don't care about that sort of thing but its really sad. Really terribly behaved unapologetic manager/steward.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We first came across this semi-hidden eating destination just as the heat and calls of "Durggaaa" were beginning to get to us. From the outside, the archway hide most clear signs that we were entering a restaurant, but upon entry we discovered that this small outside cafe was nestled away next to a quaint and forgotten temple. We were greeted... More 

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England
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Wow this place is a little haven, we went here three times whilst in Varanasi, laid back, decent tasty food, staff were pleasant, really enjoyed just chilling out here. Would recommend.

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New Delhi, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is not a place to expect great service or consistently good food. Previous reviews tell me it once was a great cafe but now the painted over pillars will tell you of the lost aesthetic as well as the poor service. I think the staff was stoned which is why they were forgiven for being so sullen. Most people... More 

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San Francisco
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

really a grave disappointment. lost its charm in one year. new owners haven't a clue as to how to run a restaurant . Waitress walks by, looks & walks on. Stands in service area w/ blank stare. new customers come in, she lools & does nothing.

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Hyderabad, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Hi, I been to varanasi last week and based on this portal reviews I visited this resturent, Here the staff and owner have no response or respect to NRI and Indian customers. When i visted this resturant he have group of foreign customers(whites) so he not ready to respond to my order and not even served water about 20 min,... More 

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Great ambience + awesome food + top class service sums up Phulwari. We bumped into this place while walking aimlessly from Godowlia. Once you enter the place, it seems to be a world away from the noise outside at the Godowlia Chowk. We ended up having dinner at Phulwari on 2 consecutive nights. Ganesh- the chef at Phulwari is an... More 

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Beersheba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Great food Good and honest people Clean and safe to eat which is not so easy to find such a place in varanasi Very good pizza and the special combo

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Varanasi, India
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

A great place to sit! 30 meters north from Godulia (main crossing), but incredibly quiet, sweet, and peaceful. It changed a bit recently- the garden has been covered with a roof, but it is nice- protection from the sun and the rain and the monkeys! There is one cook there, Mr. Ganesh, and he's just great. So long as he's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: D. 37/33 (Near Bright Studio) Godowlia, Varanasi 221001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: 9795199687

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Indian, Mediterranean

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