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“Great place, but smokey!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ristretto Caffe

Ristretto Caffe
Av. Blanco 264, Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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Ranked #9 of 33 restaurants in Castro
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Austin, Texas
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great place, but smokey!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

They have some great beer offerings, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is lovely. Problem is you can smoke in the entire cafe. Smoke in a cafe this size ruins a delicious meal, lovely glass of wine, or good beer. I'm not sure why any place would want to allow people to smoke... but this place does, and so people do it; Including the staff. Were it smoke-free, however, I'd be in this place a lot.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011 via mobile

We loved this place. Coffee and tea were outstanding, and the sopaipillas were mouth watering! We loved the smoked Sea Bass and Salmon!

If you go to Castro and don't go here, you've missed the boat.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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90 reviews 90 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Great coffee and relaxing atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2011

We spent a lot of time here when in Chiloe. The coffee was great and the mini pizzas excellent. They also have free wifi and so is a perfect place to while away the odd rainy afternoon.

  • Visited February 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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5 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

I have been wandering all over Chiloé for a good coffee and couln't get one, until I came into Ristretto. Not only the coffee is really good, I had one of the best pizzas I've eaten in my whole life.
If you are going to Castro, Ristretto is THE place to stop by.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A MUST visit in Castro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

Beverages are by far the best in this little but extremely cosy caffe. Food is nice, recommend the pizzas and foccazzias. Very very nice.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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