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“You will not be disappointed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of ITACA Resto – Lounge

ITACA Resto – Lounge
125 Tran Hung Dao St., Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc Island, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island 920000, Vietnam
+84 (0) 773 992 022
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Ranked #2 of 35 Restaurants in Duong Dong
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Ithaca, written as Itaca in the Catalan language, is a shining Greek island that nestles in the heart of the Mediterranean. Full of history, romance and adventure and famous as the mythical home of Odysseus, the hero of Homers Odyssey. The tiny island invokes images of a different pace of life, far from the hustle and bustle of the 21st Century.Catalan culture is both our root and inspiration. Itaca is therfore a reflection of our individual personalities and passions, supported by our extensive international background in hospitality and a keen interest in the combination of cultures and regional specialties.A fusion of Asian and Mediterranean senses is our center-point and key to our standards. Using this foundation we bring something unique to Phu Quoc.Taking our inspiration from the Greek Islands and using the theme of white to represent purity, nature and freshness, we provide a destination on Phu Quoc Island for a new generation of travellers - those seeking something more than your average restaurant or bar. We provide our customers with a stylish, relaxing and peaceful environment - preparing their senses for an elegant and highly pleasurable experience.The focus of ITACA Lounge & Resto is ultimately 'chill out' at its core and stylish by its nature. A concept that fits perfectly with the island - a peaceful and relaxing destination that is the ideal location for balancing your thoughts and indulging your dreams.
Ottawa, Canada
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“You will not be disappointed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Everything about this little restaurant on the side of the main road is wonderful. The setting is simply endearing and charming. Lanterns hanging from a beautiful oversized tree create a wonderful ambience, as do the individual pods that are scattered across the garden to accommodate couples or larger groups. Absolutely elegant. The menu is not elaborate, but the food is impeccable, as is the service. As mentioned by another review, the crispy goat cheese salad is a must. It melts in your mouth and makes you close your eyes in delight. The Mediterranean fish plate was the very best and freshest fish we have had on Vietnam. The prices are higher than most other restaurants on the island, but still very affordable for such an amazing culinary delight. We came in at about $60 for appetizers, three drinks and two mains. If that is within your budget, I would strongly encourage you to head to Itaca Lounge. The owner is a spaniard, and you can taste his passion in his food, and experience his genuine professionalism in the quality of service from his staff. Don't miss out!

Visited February 2014
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“Ambience and food excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our evening at Itaca. The lounge area , all outside, was comfortable for a pre dinner drink and the staff were friendly and helpful without being stuffy. For Vietnam it's not the cheapest of eateries but it's really good quality with freshest tasting ingredients. We had the beef carpaccio and garlicky prawns to start and then the recommended sea bass green curry ( delicious) and the pork brochette. Well presented and very tasty. It was just so great to sit outside at 10 pm and be warm and dry...we don't get that back home!

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“Over rated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

My wife & I decided to leave the resort & follow the reviews, for a romantic dinner. Before I review the food, I must sat the ambiance of Itaca is amazing & the owner & staff are very friendly & attentive. Now the food, sorry to say below average, very disappointed to say the least. Sorry if this disappoints, but we were expecting a lot better.

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“Don't miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

It's a great place, I honestly don't have anything bad to say. Food from the starters to desserts were delicious, cocktails very tasty and the atmosphere in the evening is amazing. Also the staff was very attentive and even the owner came to ask our opinion about the food.

It might feel a bit pricy after eating in other places on the island, but it really is worth every penny.

Highly recommended!

  • Visited March 2013
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“Very good food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

We just came by this place on our way to the foodmarket and stoped to have a look at the nice interior and decoration and ended up beeing totally sucked in by the atmosphere! Didnt regreat that! The food was so good! Excellent service aswell. After travelling around Vietnam for a couple of weeks it feelt great to just sit down and be served in the best way! The owners and chef are spanish and the menu is fusion. They also came around and talked to the guest and made the whole experience perfect. We highly recommend this place!

  • Visited February 2014
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