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“The real deal - Very good Italian Food from real Italians” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mediterraneo

Mediterraneo
23 Nha Tho Str., Hanoi, Vietnam
04-8266288
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Ranked #168 of 835 restaurants in Hanoi
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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“The real deal - Very good Italian Food from real Italians”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This is an autentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Hanoi. The food is very good, the service I couldn't fault. Even the house wine (too often an excuse to cut corners) was very enjoyable. Not the cheapest place to eat on the street but in my opinion by far the best. Many thanks to my host for a superb meal and a real taste of Italy so far from home. Grazie mille!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Great little Italian run by Italians..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

Located in the Hoan Kiem district close to the cathedral you find this charming little Italian restaurant. A wife selection of fresh pasta, pizzas and Italian wines. The cold cuts where authentic and tasty and the thin, crispy pizzas where well prepared and topped with fresh ingredients.. Even the espresso was the real deal. Together with the friendly service this establishment is surely worth a visit if you've had enough spring rolls..

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food but a little too much smoke.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Food here is exceptional - if you want to eat pasta or pizza then this is the place to go.

The space itself is quite small and smoking is allowed so if there are a lot of smokers then the restaurant can get filled up with smoke - but the food more than makes up for this.

Visited October 2012
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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47 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Consistent, Attractive and tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

They say a restaurant needs a good location to thrive, and Mediterraneo has not only that, but a terrific second floor with a view of the cathedral and busy street. The service can be spotty here, like most places in Vietnam. The lower dining area also has a good view, a friendly group at the bar, overseen by the owner. Judge by the guests: Italian and Japanese families, mixed with local cheese lovers. Good Pissa, great pasta and terrific porcetta. The wine list is extensive, and Italian. The pissa dough could be thicker- for great Pizza, try Da Paolo. but if you're near Hoan Kiem Lake,this is the place for Italian food and friends.

Visited August 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Excellent pizza in front of the St Joseph Cathedral”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I went to the Cathedral and happened to discover this restaurant. There were quite a few around the area but I picked this one as I saw many expats in suit eating there and the pizza just looked great. It was the right choice. My two-year-old and I enjoyed the pizza and they even had a baby chair for him.

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