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The Italian Job

Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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C.C. Papagayo, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 164
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  • 80
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 12
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food!

Excellent food and service. Found the place accidentally and returned two more times during our one week stay in Playa Blanca. We will definitely go back again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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County Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Cafe style, enticing description on large menu, but food terrible- salty, oily bland and utterly disappointing. Food a primary school could dish up and presented in the same manner. I could not eat even half my meal despite being ravenous. £71 or €97, for 2course for 5people 1soft drink each.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I recently visited the Italian Job in Playa Blanca, the fresh margarita pizza was very nice. The menu is great and is somewhere I would have visited for an evening meal if I would have been in that area at night. The pizza was fresh and had some great flavour, I can't score this over 3/5 because it wasn't spectacular,... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Excellent food and service. Found the place accidentally and returned two more times during our one week stay in Playa Blanca. We will definitely go back again!

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Worksop
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Fantastic freshly made Pizza's. We went just for a quick bite at lunch time, the Pizza was gorgeous. The owner does graft too, a credit to him. Just a pity where he is located, just our own personal view, but not really somewhere we would want to eat at night, though that is down to the location, nothing to do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Found this little gem by accident and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Food, staff, atmosphere etc. if you get a chance and you can find it, you won't be disappointed.

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CARLISLE
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Went first night we arrived in Lanzarote as we arrived late - ordered 2 pizza at 10pm - they were delicious especially the Sophie Loren!! So good we went back and enjoyed another great meal, homemade lasagne and a great bottle of Montepulciano de Abruzzo - great little place would definitely go again

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I've always liked this restaurant, but it just was not as good on this occasion. The restaurant is very small and was busy, so I didn't go at the ideal time to get the best service. Also when I had a drink at the bar there was dirty dishes piled up on the bar which isn't exactly what a customer... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited a couple of times while in Lanzarote. By far the best of the italian restaurants we visited. Staff are fun and welcoming. Great value. Only downside is location. It doesnt have a sea view but that did not stop us going back.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

After a night out we popped into here for a takeaway pizza. We watched it being freshly prepared & cooked whilst having a Peroni at the bar. Really efficient & friendly service. We've also had a meal here & highly recommend the homemade pasta dishes. Well worth a visit!

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Fabio is the owner of the place, he is a friendly funny guy, Pizza is good but if you go there you must try the scialattielli , amazing

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Address: C.C. Papagayo, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Lanzarote  >  Playa Blanca
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C.C. Papagayo, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Lanzarote  >  Playa Blanca

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Entertaining clients

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