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74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden, England
01799 522 321
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $23
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Geneva, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Although the food was great. Because we had just arrived and had not made a reservation, we were subjected to the "tut tut..see if we can fit you in, you should always make a reservation" which was a bit off putting.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The best restaurant in Saffron Walden. Consistently good service, large portions, and reasonable prices. You won't be disappointed.

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cambs
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

forget the Italian chains, this is a little gem. I had the salmon starter, which had a great taste but way too much! two people could have shared that. followed by the chicken in tommy sauce with veg; chicken was moist and full of flavour and once again good proportion. my wife had the lobster pasta, and there was plenty... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

we have been twice in the last two months. Each time, the food has been very good, the service excellent and the place busy. Book ahead to Avoid disappointment, as it fills up quickly. The beef carpaccio is very food and the Calzone is substantial, as are the steaks. We will return.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We attended the venue with a group of close friends and all our young children all under the age of 6. We were given a large table at the back of the restaurant with hardly any room to move between the other table. When this table arrived , which was also another large group they immediately complained to the staff... More 

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Vinca, France
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Old pub converted into lovely Italian inside. Don't be deceived by the outside. The food is very authentic even down to the black ravioli. All well cooked. All Italian staff and unusually quiet and very pleasant.

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Saffron Walden
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107 reviews 107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My first visit for an Xmas lunch with friends. It was nice to see the a la carte menu, with a wide variety of dishes. The grilled sea bass was excellent.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Went last week, had the steak which was dry and thin and poor qualiy the chip and salad were good- the pizza bread was poor even though it has a speccial oven so i am led to believe!

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our second visit to this Italian restaurant with a local pub atmosphere for a family get together. We booked a table for six and were promptly served all evening by friendly attentive staff. The extensive menu had choices to suit us all and the food was cooked to perfection. I thoroughly enjoyed the full some tomato soup and my main... More 

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Lagoa, Portugal
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112 reviews 112 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The owners have maintained all the ‘feel’ of a village pub, but made it into an Italian restaurant. Service is very good and the staff very friendly and helpful. The butterfly prawns are excellent as a starter, definitely recommended. There is a good selection of pasta dishes as well as meat and fish. The pizzas liked good and the kids... More 

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Address: 74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden, England
Phone Number: 01799 522 321
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
Average Prices: USD 9 - 23
Cuisine: Italian

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