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“Romantica Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Romantica Restaurant

Romantica Restaurant
Kato | paphos, Paphos 8042, Cyprus
26965080
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Ranked #43 of 432 Restaurants in Paphos
Price range: $14 - $21
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Barnsley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Romantica Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Ate at Romantic three times in the week we stayed at Paphos. Fantastic meals every time. 15 euros for three course meal plus 10% discount off food and drink. Not to be missed. Presentation excellent .Thanks Bambos for birthday cake .

  • Visited July 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We decided to how to Romantica god our 10th Wedding Anniversary meal after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. We could not have been more disappointed. The good was bland, the service terrible and waitress stood chatting with the table next door for about 20 minutes before coming back to our table after our main course to see if we wanted desert, I would add at this point I had ordered dessert when I ordered my other courses so it was clear that we had already ordered. She then couldn't find my order as the original person we ordered with had gone home! So had to re tell her what I ordered. After dessert we then say waiting again for dome time where there was not a soul in diet for our bill. Had we wanted to I'm sure we gold have upped and left without paying as know one was around, we them found someone to ask god the bill and again waited a good 10 minutes for the bill. We could not wait yo leave this place and would never go back! Totally disappointed especially as it was a special anniversary meal which they were fully aware of! It was that bad that we actually treated the next nights meal as our anniversary one. Would not recommend!

Visited July 2014
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Wedding reception”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

excellent food, lovely decoration by the staff for the wedding reception. Nice spot looking out at the sea. Very friendly staff.

Visited July 2014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“HAS BEEN BETTER!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have eaten twice before at Romantica (4 years ago), and was looking forward to another excellent meal here. Something has happen to this place, (dear I say it) its loss its Romantica!! On the evening we visited the place only had 5 couples eating, but we stayed on the basis of the good food we have had before. The service was not great (a bit disjointed), but the food we had was very good. Its just seems to have lost most of its charm.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle, England
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“HMM ... WHAT'S WRONG?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have been regular visitors to Romantica for many years and have rated it one of our favourites in the Paphos region. So, naturally, we visited again when we were in Cyprus this year (July 2014).

This time, however, something seemed to be missing. It wasn't just that Gaby, the sparky Romanian waitress with whom we love to chat, was working at a sister restaurant around the corner and, indeed, Bambos, the owner, and Christina, the beautiful Greek waitress (who lives in Cyprus permanently with her family) are just as lovely as ever. So what was it?

Firstly, the food didn't seem to be quite as good as usual, although that might be more down to our selections rather than the food itself. Then there was the emptiness; we're used to wondering if we'll get in if we haven't booked but, this year, the restaurant was fairly empty and, on some occasions when we passed, completely empty. And then one reviewer commented on the poor service. Given that it was far from full when we visited, I was surprised by the difficulty in catching Christina's eye when we wanted anything.

We found other places this year, in Paphos and elsewhere, that have pushed Romantica from its top slot but, make no mistake, despite my concerns, this restaurant is still a brilliant place to dine in Paphos. I read the review from the couple who used Romantica as their wedding venue and I'm not surprised at their gushing comments about Bambos and his crew; that level of friendly service is evident in everything that they do and is one of the reasons that we will continue to visit Romantica when in Cyprus. Bambos, Christina and Gabby - we still love ya!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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