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La Buona Forchetta Da Paolo

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139 Acacia Street Corner Escario St. Kamputhaw | Advent Business Center, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
+63 32 231 3398
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Lunch/dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfektes Essen!

This is a very romantic place for couples...ambiance is perfect with delicious food at a reasonable price, friendly staffs..I finally found my niche for perfect and sumptuous Italian food...Köstlich!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
YrrehcLove
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Cebu City, Philippines
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Cebu City, Philippines
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a very romantic place for couples...ambiance is perfect with delicious food at a reasonable price, friendly staffs..I finally found my niche for perfect and sumptuous Italian food...Köstlich!

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Cebu City, Philippines
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We celebrated our New Year's dinner in La Buona. The antipasti and pizza were all very good. Pasta was filling and the best part? They gave us a sampling of sweets that was perfect to end the night.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

the food is very good. authentic italian cooking. the dining atmosphere is very pleasant. the owner discusses the food preparation and experience. superb dining experience here.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent italian food. Big variety. Very friendly and personal atmosphere. Owner is a very sympatic 70 year old Italian. He is very involved in the restaurant, helps sometimes serving the food and always in good mood. Ingridients of the different plates are originally from Italy. Also good wines from Italy.

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Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I would say that you want something really authentic, this is place to be. I love their "home-made" Tiramisu and it is one of my favourite desserts here in Cebu. The pizza with their chili oil is the Bomb. Alaways ask for some chili oil when you order pizza or even pasta. ;) http://www.kalamicebu.blogspot.com/2015/02/going-italian-at-la-buona-forchetta-da.html

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Bondi, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Once we found this restaurant we were greeted at the door by two smiling waitresses who accommodated us very politely. We only ordered one pizza between us but it was delicious and I wish we'd been more hungry so we could've eaten more. It was refreshing to eat some authentic Italian food as a rest from all the Philippine fare... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The hospitality provided by Mr Charles was just too excellent. We are pure vegetarians and to get a Italian food in Cebu was just a dream but mr Charles made it true, this is an evening to remember for a long long time. A must visit to this place when ever ppl visit Cebu. Regards Kunal Rakhia Bangalore India

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34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I am happy I got to try this restaurant. The owner takes the time to make sure you have a good experience. The food is really good and I would recommend their tagliatelle and their spinach ravioli. If you are in the mood for homemade pasta and a restaurant that has a warm and welcoming feeling I would recommend visiting... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We are very picky with our Italian food. This place is the closst to the real Italian taste. Down to the olive oil. And just like in native Italy, they give you that delicious plate of bread as anti pasta. The ambiance is lovely. Definitely Italian! Spacious parking space too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Only one word describes our dining experience at La Buona Forchetta Da Paolo-- Sensational!!! Great food, amazing ambience, wonderful service and owners are very personable (and very good looking 😊). I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone seeking great authentic Italian cuisine! A real Italian experience. 🍴🍷

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 139 Acacia Street Corner Escario St. Kamputhaw | Advent Business Center, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City
  • Phone Number: +63 32 231 3398

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Lunch/dinner

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