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“Could do better” 3 of 5 stars
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La Rosetta
High Street | Newton Poppleford, Sidmouth EX10, England
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Ranked #33 of 70 restaurants in Sidmouth
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations
Taunton
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111 reviews 111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Could do better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We enjoyed our recent meal at La Rosetta. We used to be regulars but standards had declined over the years. The present owners are trying to lift it again and in some ways they have succeeded judging by our latest experience. I would have rated the restaurant "very good" on the basis of food and service but sadly the restaurant still looks very dated with the decor having remained unchanged for at least 15 years. As the restaurant was empty we used a table for 4 (tables for 2 being quite small) but no attempt was made to remove the other place settings; which always gives a poor impression. However all the food was freshly prepared with no ringing of microwave bells.Overall it was a pleasant experience. Pasta dishes are around £9 and main courses around £13.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Devonshire
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84 reviews 84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Enjoyable.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We were invited to a 70th birthday celebration at La Rosetta last year. We took over the whole of the restaurant. Considering there were so many of us there choosing different dishes and wanting to be served at much the same time, they did extremely well to meet our various needs. Most of us chose Italian style food whilst a few went for the roast. (I believe this may have been a request of the organiser for those not into Italian food)
The seafood dishes were excellent. Everyone who attended seemed very happy with their choice of food. The homemade lemon sweet went down well.
I think we need to go back again on a 'normal' working day to sample other dishes from the menu.
The restaurant is on the main road and there is a free car park across the road, just around the corner.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Not as good as it was.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We returned after a break of about 3 years, and have to say that this place has gone down hill, the food is not so good now, and the service certainly lacking.

The food is bland and and does not have the home cooked feel anymore.
Its a shame.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“never again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Thought we would give this place a try on Sat 8th sept. 2012, arrived about one, place was empty. The waitress was very pleasant, " more than l can say about the food". The garlic bread tasted of nothing....and the main dish......was just a plate of stodge, which we left

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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London
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“An Italian staple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

My partner and I enjoyed our meal here. The menu has all the usual Italian staples but I would recommend you take a good look at the specials board. The fish stew and mussels were excellent. If you go for a pasta dish make sure you have a big appetite. It can get very busy, and noisy, but the is an overflow side room if you want a quieter table. The owners are friendly and so were the staff. Overall I'd say it was good value and tasty. Unlike another reviewer here, I thought the house wine (white) was very good and well priced.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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