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“Poor food; prompt service; overpriced, pre-opera” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Espressamente Illy

Espressamente Illy
Place de Langes, 84100 Orange, France
+ 33 (0)4 90 11 40 40
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Ranked #25 of 78 Restaurants in Orange
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $33
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Description: The Restaurant & Bar Espressamente-Illy is located in the historical center of Orange. On the terrace or in the dining-room, you will be able to taste some delicious Provencal and Italian home-made specialties. To complement your meals, we will recommend you our best selection of local wines (Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas…).Our Bar is also the unique place in Orange where you can enjoy a high quality coffee from Illy.Restaurant capacity: 50 covers in the dining-room and 150 covers on the terrace. During high season, open for lunch Monday until Saturday from 12:00pm to 2.00pm and for dinner from 7:00pm to 9:00pmDuring low season, open for lunch Monday until Friday from 12:00pm to 2.00pm, and for dinner Wednesdays and Thursdays only, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.(Restaurant and Bar opening hours stay at the discretion of Management)
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“Poor food; prompt service; overpriced, pre-opera”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We were surprised at this restaurant's high rating having recently eaten there before going to the Orange opera. Maybe the restaurant over-reached itself; there were 40 or more tables out in the square for a minimal-choice dinner, pre-opera, at about €27.
It is certainly central and very convenient for the amphitheatre but the food was a great disappointment. An aubergine and mozzarella starter was virtually inedible and the fish was small and dry; pudding - I can't remember it now. The service was efficient and charmless. All in all, an overpriced school dinner. Might be better when they're not so busy but it's no way to maintain a reputation.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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essex
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“19 euros 3 course meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

lovely place attached to the hotel arene kulm ,we had a lovely meal ,we sat outside in a little courtyard ,it is very contempory design

Visited July 2012
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Leicester
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“Recomend”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

Helpful when other restaurants ignored us at 13:30. Good quality and value midday menu.

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“Best restaurant in Orange!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012 via mobile

Very friendly staff and wonderful manager who helped translate the menu into English.

Dishes were excellent, all ingredients were fresh, big serving and very well priced. We went to a a few restaurants in Orange and this was clearly the best!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Funchal, Portugal
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“The charm of Italy all over”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

The first time we came was when I'd broken my arm and when I had to go for a check up, we decided to try it out, because we love good Italian food. And we've been coming back ever since. Whenever I break something, Espressamente is on the menu;-) No kidding, I've been to the clinic five times now, and Espressamente is still a big favourite of ours.
Last time was just a week ago when I had to go to the clinic (yet again) to get a new hip. When the first checkup is due, we'll book a table again.
The people are lovely. The owner always greets everyone personally and gets to know you very quickly, you never feel a stranger there, as can happen in some French restaurants. The food is excellent, as are the wines. And such reasonable prices.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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