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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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
Great Italian in Cebu City

Had a lovely meal here on a stop-over and can highly recommend. The owner is very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful...the food was lovely, the limoncello is very moreish and the whole atmosphere made for a perfect evening.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Nicola R
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Had a lovely meal here on a stop-over and can highly recommend. The owner is very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful...the food was lovely, the limoncello is very moreish and the whole atmosphere made for a perfect evening.

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We went there with friends and enjoyed the atmosphere and a friendly service. Food was OK but not up to the reputation of Italian cuisine. Asparagus soup's powder was not perfectly dissolved, mozzarella with the tomatoes was not real mozzarella,... Pizzas were OK. We saw red lights flashing when the waitress came, first thing, to present us a block of... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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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
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18 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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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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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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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