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“Good Italian Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Vela Restaurant Pizzeria Cafe

La Vela Restaurant Pizzeria Cafe
6 El Borg Bldgs., Rd. 262 El Gazaer Sq. | Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
02 2753 7004
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Ranked #166 of 3,908 Restaurants in Cairo
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121 reviews 121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Good Italian Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Finally a good old Italian Restaurant in Maadi, not one of these sterile posh places with tasteless food. The ambience is old fashioned, but positive. The food choice is very good. You can taste the fresh ingredients, fresh made, good presentation and great taste. The Fillet was perfectly made. The Pizza Capriciosa was excellent. Also the salads as starters have been very good. As greeting from the kitchen we got Bruscette, which are more or less the best you can get in Egypt. You can bring your own wine and they serve it to you.
Service is a little slow, but friendly and finally you get what you want.
Even the espresso was perfect. Only slightly bothering thing is, that people smoke althought there is a big sign of no smoking...it is rather a mocking sign.
Prices are moderate for sucha good quality.
But it is a very good restaurant to have italian food, so recommendable and I will go again very
soon.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Cairo, Egypt
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Like being in a great Italian Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

a small restaurant , Good location easy to reach ,
about the cuisine nothing to say except it is excellent the appetizer are fabulous , i had a focaccia filled with cheese and bresaola just excellent , risotto al nero di seppia just great
the owner and chef is egyptian but lived in italy for long time
even Bufala mozzarella was just great and juicy
like you may find in Italy
Thank You chef Nasser !

  • Visited February 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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Rome, Italy
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“A little corner of Italy made in Egypt”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The restaurant from the outside and inside looks like a classic Italian restaurant the waiters and the owner speak italian so for the italian speakers no problem, the english is the second language the arabic the third. The food is pretty good even if you think the chef is not italian but the owner have been in Italy for many years nearly thirty, i discovered after i have been talking with him
the atmosphere is very relaxing, and waiters attentive but not intrusive. As italian an overall very good, well done .

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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