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“Mixed feelings” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Il Tinello

Il Tinello
Calle 79B No. 8-61, Bogota, Colombia
347 9101
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Ranked #317 of 1,118 Restaurants in Bogota
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Levis, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Mixed feelings”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I was staying in the area and stumbled on this cute semi-outside restaurant.
I had the ricotta and prosciutto penne and the pasta were cooked to perfection, which is a rare find... however after a few bites I realised it tasted EXACTLY like kraft dinner. Spot on. Just me?
Friendliness of waitress below expectations. Tasty lemonade.
All in all an OK restaurant for italian food.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“lousy italian food..”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Restaurant is wonderful from the outside: dim light, long candles, good italian music, very romantic setting. Food was really lousy. Ordered a mozzarela di burrata and was so so, very creamy and insipid. Then tried the seafood rissotto which was reallyyy bad: it was a chicken chowder of rice with some tiny shrimps and squids... very disappointing.

Visited October 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“nice romantic atmosphere, good italian food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

We very much enjoyed our dinner at this cozy restaurant. The service is great and our two pasta dishes were both delicious, as was the (homemade?) bread and the free welcome-bruscetta, and the house-specialty: tiramisu. There were not many free tables on the tuesday night we went, so it might be a good idea to make a reservation.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Houston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“One of my favorite restaurants in Bogota”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2008

I discovered Il Tinello while shopping for antiques on calle 79. Il Tinello has a very nice ambiance (great outdoor patio and beautifully decorated inside). They start off by bringing you homemade bread topped with a delicious Italian tomato sauce and of course your own bottle of olive oil. Every time I eat there, I get the steamed fish they have (sorry, I don't remember the name of it)-- it is one of the best fish dishes I've ever eaten. Service is excellent, the clientele is upscale, and the prices are good for the high quality of the food you get. Two thumb's up!!!

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“restaurante italiano SUPER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2007

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