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Acqua e farina italian Restaurant

#105 of 12,646 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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Lujiazui
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No.1138 Pudong South Road | Shanghai one, B02, Shanghai, China
021-68882993
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Acqua e Farina mean Water and flour in english , from this two classic...
Acqua e Farina mean Water and flour in english , from this two classic recipe take shape most of the famous Italian dishes..This new Italian spot in Shanghai, Pudong area close to the river, is a celebration of the Italian style. Nice an comfortable environment ,Friendly staff ,Italian, Chinese , Spanish and Portuguese language, offer also outdoor , free WiFi and parking..Set lunch, Sunday brunch and special dinner menu are available..
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Excellent

Last year I been there lot of time , this year first time , their staff is changed always especially managers , old manager ( Indian manager ) was very good accommodating , I enjoyed my last visit very good food , service is ok , selection of good Italian wine .

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2014
david j
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Last year I been there lot of time , this year first time , their staff is changed always especially managers , old manager ( Indian manager ) was very good accommodating , I enjoyed my last visit very good food , service is ok , selection of good Italian wine .

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Singapore, Singapore
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571 reviews 571 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
754 helpful votes 754 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Based on a colleague's recommendation, just had dinner with the wife here. The food was rather good - started with stuffed calamari (very soft and not rubbery at all), followed by porcini and sausage risotto and Tagliollini with shrimps. Mains of beef fillet were delicious and well cooked and also well seasoned. The cream with the panna cotta was a... More 

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Acqua E Farina S, Owner at Acqua e farina italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I was leaving and work in Singapore and I know how strong is the competition in F&B business in one of the most beautiful city of the world.. Peoples there are very educated about quality and flavor , you can find a lot of kind of food and as well great culinary experience are leaving there..In the last 50 years... More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Acqua e Farina is the perfect restaurant for people that like to enjoy everyday traditional Italian Food, Chef Riccardo is the perfect host and makes you feel at at home the minute you walk in, I had the pleasure to enjoy couple meals here with with a great Friend we had great food and great company , I have made... More 

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Acqua E Farina S, Owner at Acqua e farina italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much dear Mario, It was my and our pleasure meeting you and have as well good esperience , sharing such great time here..Our passion as your is the same since the first day we open the door and keeping growing up as all of you.. Hope to see you soon and listen all your great story again.... More 

Cypress, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

While visiting Shanghai on a business trip recently, me and a few colleagues enjoyed an excellent and delicious meal at Acqua e Farina Italian Restaurant located in Shanghai Times Square!! Great food, wine, and excellent service! Restaurant Manger, Samun was very personal and delightful. Definitely going back......

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Acqua E Farina S, Manager at Acqua e farina italian Restaurant, responded to this review

First of all,thank you very much from bottom of our heart for such a beautiful review... we really appreciate and cherish you and your whole team patronizing our restaurant...we had a very good time serving and seeing our customer so happy...We really hope to see you again...Thanks Samun,Manager Acqua & Farina Italian Restaurant Shanghai More 

Région Paris
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We have been there for a family sunday lunch. Very well adapted. Do not expect high luxury. Things are made simple, there is a place for children to play, the food is good (it is not a Michelin 3-star, but it is in relation with an acceptable price), The Italian host is very nice. In summary, we had a good... More 

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Acqua E Farina S, Manager at Acqua e farina italian Restaurant, responded to this review

First of all,Thank you very much for your time for the review...it really helps us to do better every time we get acknowledge from our valued friends and families.We are very happy to know that you had a good time with your family and we do promise that we will do even better and stand to be best as our... More 

Shanghai, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

this is the second time i came to acqua e farina. i have never taste what a real italian food is like but i bet its tastes like this restaurant serves. really nice restaurant with an amazing owner.

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Acqua E Farina S, Manager at Acqua e farina italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your good review...Really appreciate for the time you put to write a review about us.We are here to show more about Italian food and culture...Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant to explore authentic Italian Cuisine...Cheers ...And see you soon... Samun, Manager Acqua & Farina Italian Restaurant,Shanghai More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Have had lunch with businesspartners there on March 4th. Nice bience, very clean, english speaking staff. Food was excellent and very authentic. And excellent espresso after lunch, what is hard to find in China. While having had a cigarette at the bar afterwards, I had the chance to have a chat with the chef. And then I knew, why food... More 

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Acqua E Farina S, Owner at Acqua e farina italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Peter , it was my pleasure meeting you here and share good time..Hope all the best for you and your future business in China. More 

Madrid, Spain
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff, clean toilets, easy ordering. Entrees are scarce, and main courses are not complex, with a fair presentation.

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Acqua E Farina S, Manager at Acqua e farina italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback on tripadvisor and for dedicate some of your time for post your nice review..It was our pleasure to be your dining place and hope to see you again..Cheers Samun Restaurant Manager Acqua e Farina Italian Restaurant Shanghai More 

Iran
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

After few days staying in Shanghai, this restuarant is really fabiolus with perfect service and perfect foods. Its chef & owner welcome us and we have had a realy nice time. Really delicious seabass and nice italian white wine. A must try in shanghai

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Acqua E Farina S, Owner at Acqua e farina italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello dear, thanks a lot for found the time to your review, we also appreciate your company here and had a great time.. Thank you soooo much Riccardo More 

Shanghai
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Went here on a Saturday night with 2 friends after someone had recommended it and as it featured in the Enjoy Shanghai book (30% off voucher). I had high hopes but was very disappointed. The appetisers were good, we had a salad and bruscetta. However, my pizza was shocking. In a local restaurant I love their potato pizza so I... More 

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Acqua E Farina S, Owner at Acqua e farina italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Dear friend, your disappoint is also my disappointing..when only one guest is not happy that's mean we didn't do a good job..My Apologize for the accident and please next time I will like you call me directly for this.. all your feedback are necessary for improve our service and quality. Thank you Riccardo More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.1138 Pudong South Road | Shanghai one, B02, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Lujiazui
  • Neighborhood: Lujiazui
  • Phone Number: 021-68882993

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 48
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Acqua e Farina mean Water and flour in english , from this two classic recipe take shape most of the famous Italian dishes..This new Italian spot in Shanghai, Pudong area close to the river, is a celebration of the Italian style. Nice an comfortable environment ,Friendly staff ,Italian, Chinese , Spanish and Portuguese language, offer also outdoor , free WiFi and parking..Set lunch, Sunday brunch and special dinner menu are available..

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