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“Bad owner attitude” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Cambusa Italian Restaurant

Cambusa Italian Restaurant
Rodes Lane, Falmouth 85118, Antigua
+1 268-562-2226
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Ranked #5 of 10 Restaurants in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $70
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Situated in the quiet atmosphere of Catamaran Marina, oceanfront,Cambusa Restaurant is special for its show kitchen. This restaurant offer “comfort food” from ancient Italian tradition. Mediterranean flavours, with fish and veggies at "0 food miles”. The two Italian chefs will prepare fine food for you, from appetizers to dinner, right in front of you ! Cambusa Restaurant provides moreover an excellent Italian yacht catering service.
Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Bad owner attitude”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My wife and I visited restaurant recently. We were informed by the server that they had no local lobster or snapper available. Shortly after we ordered food we saw they had lots of lobster available. The Italian owner rudely dismissed my complaint and said they never know their availability until the last minute. After dinner I requested change of a EC$100 bill, to tip the server. The owner refused to change the bill. And this was after spending US$135 for dinner for two! All in all the owner displayed an arrogant, insincere attitude. A much better choice would be Trappas or Cloggys.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York City
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“relasing lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We enjoyed a leisurely lunch at Cambusa overlooking the harbor and marina. The seafood soup was excellent except for the addition of too much salt. My wife's lobster salad and my fish entrée were also excellent but again had too much salt. The service was just fine. We asked for plain water and were served bottle water which was billed at 50 EC (US$18.52) for two bottles more than the wine.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We went to Cambusa twice during our stay on Antigua. On both occasions the food was delicious (try the black pineapple and lobster salad!) and the service excellent. The setting - just on the harbour - is beautiful.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A nice little pantry”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This has the excellent Falmouth Harbour waterfront setting of what I remember to be a former French restaurant with its billowing drapery wafting the gentle Caribbean breezes along with an ambitious menu. Great pasta and puddings and reasonably priced wine. There are cheaper options nearby but this remains a special experience.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“breakfast was small and expensive and not good.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

It is pricy, location was beautiful on the water. the service and food was less than mediocre and prices and serving size were high.

Visited November 2012
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