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“Very Nice atmosphere ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oro 1889

Oro 1889
282 R. A. De Mel Mawatha | 2nd Floor, Liberty Arcade, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 575287
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Ranked #3 of 321 Restaurants in Colombo
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Oro 1889 is an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria that aims to offer our diners the same pizza that can be enjoyed on the streets of Naples, Italy.Situated the heart of Colombo, the restaurant has been constructed with recycled and reclaimed material to provide a rustic dining experience.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very Nice atmosphere ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Both the food, service and atmosphere was great at Oro's. A perfect place to enjoy a romantic dinner. Best pizzas we ever had! Can especially recommend the pizza named San Carlo!

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Thilithil, Owner at Oro 1889, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thank you so much for the nice words. The San Carlo is my fave too!
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best hospitality , best pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Everything in this place is great. The decoration and the music make you feel like in Italy, the good is heavenly, especially the traditional pizza with some chili on top. The hospitality is amazing. They are so friendly. The place is definitely worth the visit.

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Thilithil, Owner at Oro 1889, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Hi Batool, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. It is always great to have customers from Bahrain (represent!) Do hope you enjoyed your Eid and please come see us before you head back home.
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Pizza perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Colombo has seen several new Italian restaurants in recent years and Oro is another welcome addition. They specialise in pizza with a small menu and focus on doing a few things well rather than the 10 page menus so common in Sri Lanka. As with any good Italian restaurant the focus is on simplicity and good quality, fresh ingredients. The pizzas have a rustic feel to them and are among the best in Colombo. The Parma ham and rocket lettuce pizza and the Italian sausage pizza we tried were both excellent as was the Affogato for dessert. They also serve a selection of coffee and high end Sri Lankan tea including an excellent cup of Ceylon Silvertips.

The restaurant is run by a young couple who are personally involved with everything and the service is friendly and attentive. The space has a simple yet warm feel to it with wooden tables, soft lighting and an open plan kitchen. They don't have a liquor license but they have a BYOB policy with no corkage. There is a liquor store across the street in case you forgot to bring something with you. Price wise its not cheap but probably on par with the other good pizzerias in Colombo. Obviously pizzas using imported ingredients such as Parma ham cost more!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Thilithil, Owner at Oro 1889, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are so happy that you had a great experience and look forward to having you dine with us again.
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Superb ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful service along with food & ambiance to with it. It's one of those places where you go for a meal & have no rush to get out.

Visited May 2014
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Thilithil, Owner at Oro 1889, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
It is always a pleasure to have you dine with us Mihiri. Thank you so much for your review and cannot wait to have you back.
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“Excellent Pizzas, Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Oro 1889 is new in Colombo, which already has several Italian restaurants. It is operated by a young husband & wife team, Nishan and Thilini (?), the former being the chef, while the latter waits tables. This adds a very welcome personal touch to this very casual eatery, with Nishan (apparently half Italian?) turning out some excellent pizzas in the Neapolitan style. They do not yet have a liquor license, so there is no alcohol served, but one is welcome to bring one's own beer or wine, and it seems there is no corkage charged. Oro 1889 also seems more reasonably-priced than the other Italian eateries in Colombo: we had 2 aubergine, tomato & basil starters, 4 pizzas and 3 tiramisus, bottled water and some soft drinks, for around Rs 10,000 all-inclusive. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited June 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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Thilithil, Owner at Oro 1889, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience. You definitely got our names right despite the noise in the background. Looking forward to having you dine with us again.
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