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“Lovely food, Nice atmosphere.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Kitchen Salvatore Cuomo

The Kitchen Salvatore Cuomo
646-2, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea (Apgujeong / Cheongdam)
02-3447-0071
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Ranked #267 of 12,776 Restaurants in Seoul
Cuisines: Pizza
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Apgujeong / Cheongdam
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
“Lovely food, Nice atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Was introduced to this restaurant and the head chef by the other half and we met her friends for dinner there. Located in the Apgujeong area, it exuberates class while staying a little casual for a nice dinner with friends or with a loved one. They are an italiano restaurant and food tasted lovely! Recommended if you need a pasta/pizza fix. Thank You Yoshino for a great meal!

Visited July 2012
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Good italian in Seoul”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Nice place for good italian food in Seoul. located in the somerset Palace apartment hotel in the Insadong area. Try to get a table outside in the courtyard as they play crappy techno music quite loud inside. The lunch buffe for 22.000 won is very good.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bray, Ireland
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Having lived in Italy, I think I can say with some certainty that this restaurant is about as close to the 'real thing' as you are likely to get outside Italy itself.

Of the dishes our group ordered, the pizza and gnocchi were exactly as they should be, whilst the quail eggs wrapped in bacon were amazing and very well prepared.

Considering it is in the ground floor of a hotel, the owners have done well with the decor as well - along with the delicious food it makes for a pretty authentic and worthwhile experience if you are in the mood for Italian food in Seoul.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“The owner cant speak Italian!! and he says he is!!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The food and the service is ok, but the owner sells this place like a true authentic restaurant and yet he cant speak italian???!!! how dumb is that??? the food is over priced for its quality.

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Brussels, Belgium
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“Original Italian cuisine in the heart of Seoul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

The Kitchen Salvatore Cuomo in Seoul lives just like the other restaurants of the group in Shanghai and Nagoya up to the expectations of excellent Italian food in a cozy interior. Unlike many other Italian restaurants in Seoul/Korea, The Kitchen respects the original Italian taste and does not add a Korean touch to the food. The service is up to Korean standards, so simply excellent and friendly. To start, we shared the bruschetta, melanzane alla parmigiana, prosciutto platter and romaine salad. The pizza prosciutto e rucola and linguine alla pescatore that followed were super-delicious! Nice selection of wines and reasonably priced for Korean standards ... the Casanova di Neri (Rosso di Montalcino) was a perfect match with the various dishes. The panna cotta and affogato were to die for. Conclusion : if you are in Seoul and ready for some excellent Italian food ... The Kitchen is the place to be. Valet parking available.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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