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“Excellent for Pizzas!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Vela

La Vela
Via Lungomare Tysandros, 88, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
0942-571570
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Ranked #14 of 106 Restaurants in Giardini Naxos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $49
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent for Pizzas!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We ate here in May 2013, a lively restaurant that seemed quite popular with the locals. We started with Shrimp and Calamari Skewers (delish) and then went on to pizzas (made in their large pizza oven at the back of the restaurant). All in all a very good experience. A word of caution - as noted below, the servers do not speak much english, but really, you are in Italy, learn some crucial Italian!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Quality dining on the seafront”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

More than pleasant meal on the seafront watching the passegiata. Good choice of local dishes and pizzas. Food was good, but appallingly short choices of wines (it seems the less expensive choices were all unavailable). Most of the clientele seem to have gone for pizzas and a carafe of the house red - and since they had reserved their tables, this is probably the best option here. Staff a bit "parisian" - efficient, professional but not very friendly. Overall I still rate this a good choice.

Visited May 2013
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Stapleford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Lunch to forget, salty bill”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

We walked in the restaurant as it was numer 10 on trip advisor many other restaurants we closed. The lunch to cancel, really mediocre and leaving a bad taste almost. Nothing particular apart from the bill, too high for the quality of the food offered

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Malta, Europe
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good eating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Right on the promenade, good food and even enjoyed watching the pizzaiolo baking the pizza in the log oven

Visited December 2012
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“Toppenrestaurang!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Very nice restaurant!. Me and my husband went there several times last summer. Good food and nice service. We will be back!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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