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“Great food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Spiaggia

La Spiaggia
248 Coogee Bay Rd, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
9665-4660
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Ranked #7 of 63 Restaurants in Coogee
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Australian
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Canberra, Australia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Food was good, service was good. Good selection of wines and good selection on the menu. The tiramisu was one of the best I have had, and I had plenty travelling around Europe last year.

  • Visited June 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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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Hit and Miss”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Starting of with the hits, the service was excellent - friendly attentive and very patient. We were a group of 40 and it would have been a challenge to wait on us but we were well catered for. The place is cozy and warm (much appreciated on a cold winter night) and tastefully decorated. The starters were really good, wood fired pizza with tomato and basil topping, so was the cold cuts platter. For the mains I would recommend the grilled seafood which was fresh and succulent and very well seasoned. The veal with eggplant parmigiana was also excellent and so was the seafood soup which was served in a tangine dish. Pizzas had a nice base and toppings were delish. For the misses, all the pasta dishes we tried were below par. For a $20 penne with meatballs I would be expecting more than 4 tiny meatballs in the dish, and the tomato sauce was bland. The tortellini boscaiola was meh, even lashings of Parmesan cheese could not save it. For an Italian restaurant I expected great pasta dishes,not this time. Everything else was excellent. Would I be back? Definitely for the pizzas!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Authentic Italian Pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My husband and I are regulars at La Spiaggia and we love their authentic Italian food and warm service. Highly recommended if you are looking for a great Italian meal.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Coogee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“great local resaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

had a lovely meal here. great feel, the service was Ok, however the food was really good and we will go back

  • Visited November 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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Sydney, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Lovely night out with friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We took a couple of friends here as a 'thank you' and were very impressed by the food and the service. We had a table near the door so not as noisy as some at the back.

Apart from having to ask for the bottle of water a couple of times, the rest of the service was very good.

We shared two entrees - zucchini flower fritters and calamari fritti and for mains, I had the seafood grill, two friends had the goat and one the free-range roasted duck and all reports were 'excellent'.

We will be returning.

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