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“Delicious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ai Capone

Ai Capone
8 Rue Francois Ngin, Vientiane, Laos
+856 20 59 910 888
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Ranked #23 of 236 Restaurants in Vientiane
Price range: $3 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Ai Capone its an Italian Bistro where real passionate Italian Chefs are proving their creativities From the ONLY ONE real Neapolitan Made Wood Fired Pizza Oven to a Italian Master Chef and Prized Italian Pastry Chef. No one else can offer such Italian combination in Lao PDR.
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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308 reviews 308 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

People will say it's expensive for Laos, which I cannot argue. But $85 for two people to have drinks, steaks, a bottle of wine and deserts cannot be called expensive by any western standard. Especially as it was all delicious. We did find a small piece of cling film (British name) in one desert but the fantastic manager quickly removed it from the bill and apologised!

  • 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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vientiane
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Don't beleive the hype”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The food (lasagna, chicken mish mash) was average at best. The service was terrible. I ordered desert and they forgot it as there was a birthday party going on and the 'staff' were far too busy attending to that! When I asked about my desert I was given a frown and had to wait another 15 minutes before it came. The 'other' Italian restaurant close by is far better!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Manager777888, Manager at Ai Capone, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
This is another clear example of the false reviews that our nearby Italian restaurant competitor is doing.

They hired this Danish fellow who has a kind of marketing company, if you want to call it in such way, who when i bit drunk in the local pubs and bar he proud to say that he is creating dozen of fake TA accounts and making bad review to us and good to them and who may hire him will receive dozen of very good reviews.
This gentleman, previously contacted us to hire him and if we did not accept his offer or he will destroy our image, as we do not accept any black mail of any kind, this review is another evidence of what he is doing.

We do not have any chicken mish mash, our menu is on line either in our website or in our Facebook page, check it out, the false reviewer is so unprepared that do not even know our menu.

Indeed, this prove what we keeping saying, TripAdvisor is unable to control false reviews made by competitors and/or their associates and real reviews done by real travelers, therefore losing credibility and image day by day, becoming a very biased travelers portal.

We are always full house, pass by anytime during peak hours and without a booking you not able to find a seat, then walk down 15 meter to our Italian restaurant competitor and you will find it often empty.... guess why ???
Therefore they can keep writing false reviews, good to them bad to us, get certificate of excellence to hang on their walls, but reality is that we are every day full of residents....
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Place to feel Italian and ......great food far away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Congratulation to the restaurant, service, food and atmosphere. I did enjoy my great pasta and you make me fell VVIP.. thank you Ai Capone.. I will be back.
Aurelio

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vientiane, Laos
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Fine Dining or Pizza to go.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Maine Lobster Risotto in Lao? Can! The meal was superb with Gerardo taking time out to personally chat with all tables.
A wonderful dining experience with perfectly matched wines.

Visited April 2014
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Vientiane, Laos
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Impressive service, sublime chocolate mousse....just a little noisy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Thanks to some charming new serving staff, our large group was handled expertly, food arrived quickly, and the order was correct, despite many people ordering at different times and coming and going throughout the evening. Although great Italian food is not too hard to find in Vientiane, the breadth of this menu, the creativity and presentation of the dishes, and the most amazing chocolate mousse and tiramisu can not be matched. The only downside was that there needs to be some effort for noise reduction...it's impossible to hear, and that only makes things louder as people shout to be heard.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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