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“Real Italian Pizza” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mediterraneo

Mediterraneo
23 Nha Tho Str., Hanoi, Vietnam
04-8266288
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Ranked #218 of 1,140 Restaurants in Hanoi
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Berlin
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28 restaurant reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Real Italian Pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

For a change I liked to eat a Pizza at Mediterraneo's. No difference to Italian Pizza in Italy. There are two things which could be improved: the English of the staff (I asked for salami instead of ham and got neither ham nor salami) but for Hanoi that's no big thing. The second is the atmosphere. I was there twice during the day and was the only client. Staff was very friendly. But when I was there at evening I felt only tolerated. There were other clients, regular known clients, and they were treated like friends. I was eating alone and somehow I felt like occupying a table. Even if it was not packed. But probably I'm too sensitive.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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T_diddy
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106 reviews 106 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Mixed food quality and rude service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We came here for a (large) lunch. We shared a pizza to start and then got a main each.

Our four cheese pizza was really good; very big and the best we'd had in a long while... but you do pay for it.

Our mains were a big disappointment however. My partner's Mediterranean lasagne had zero flavour; it was very oily, hard around the edges, and had hard carrot cubes(?) in it.

My Gorgonzola ravioli was very strong. It was described as gorgonzola and spinach ravioli, so I thought the ravioli may have nice bursts of blue cheese in them, but it was the opposite - the whole sauce was blue cheese and the ravioli just had small pieces of spinach in them. This made it overwhelming by half way through unfortunately.

Our waitress was very rude as well, she never smiled and sighed and grunted while taking orders. Another customer actually commented and asked why she never smiled. She made some excuse about the weather not being very nice.

Smoking is also allowed in the restaurant - the owner himself walked around smoking. Something that is so rude and it shouldn't be around food.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“A little European Gem by the Cathedral”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Fantastic food and atmosphere with a very passionate owner who was very attentive to all our needs giving recommendations and making us feel at home

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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“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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“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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