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“Everything you'd expect from a good italian restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Fattoria

La Fattoria
25 lower bridge street, Chester CH1 1RS, England
01244 317330
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Ranked #29 of 411 Restaurants in Chester
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Everything you'd expect from a good italian restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited on a week day evening but still had to book and it was very busy. Staff were very attentive and despite being busy our order was taken promptly and there was no delay in our meals being served. We each ordered a separate dish from the menu and were all delighted with our choice. House wine was fine and we really enjoyed the buzz of the place. Will definately return. There is so much more of the menu to try.

Visited August 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Wrexham
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Italian restaurant in Chester”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is my 3rd visit to this Italian in the past 6 months. We stumbled across the restaurant while having a night out in Chester. We arrived around 10pm and the place was heaving. We had not booked and didn't think we would get a table. We popped in and asked and alas were seated about 10 minutes later. The food is the best Italian food I have tasted in a long time and amazingly very reasonable in price considering it is in the heart of Chester. We are big fans of Est Est Est in Liverpool. However, this restaurant is just as good. It is a small family run business and all the cooks and waiters are related which I think is lovely. The service is quick and the food always served nice and hot. The atmosphere is buzzing and the fuss made to diners who are celebrating is just fab. Italian food is my favourite when dining out and we have tried numerous in Chester....NONE coming even close to La Fattoria. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for good home cooked tasty food, served hot and reasonable in price. I am looking forward to returning :) :) :)

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“service not as good as previous visits. Food not cooked according to menu description.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Have had some good meals here in the past so decided to go back on Sunday evening.
Getting a seat was farcical.....a young girl asked how many, we replied, she told us to wait and so we watched her clean away some tables but then she just left us there after she came back and just stood on the side with her arms folded.... she made no attempt to tell any of the other staff we were waiting for a table and instead this led to 3 of them just hanging around having a chat. Thankfully one of the other members of staff who normally seats people saw us and saw us to a table.

ordered our food and this came in a good time period. One normally good thing about the menu is it tells you exactly what is in the meal so given I dont like onions, purposely picked a meal that did not have onions listed. This has never been a problem before but the meal was full of onions on this occasion. The waitress did take it back but my husband had finished his meal by the time mine came out so had to sit there and watch me finish. No offer of knocking anything off the bill despite us having to eat separately.

The steak is normally nice but on this occasion it as flavorless. Not really sure what had happened today. Will try it again in future as we have had many successful nice meals in the part but if we get a similar service next time we wont be coming back.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It was noisy, Lively and the food was good as well. It was very busy and as we had not booked we had to wait for about 10 minutes for a table to become available. It was worth waiting for as all the food is prepared and cooked in house. Genuine Italian Cooking.

Visited August 2014
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Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lovely authentic Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Food was really good and staff very helpful. Went in for lunchtime meal and wasn't disappointed. Good prices too considering centre of chester.

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