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“Forget it, seems friendly but food is simple and service is nowhere afound” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Caffe' Coloniale

Caffe' Coloniale
Rua 1 de Junho | Praca Central, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
+238 970 48 10
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Ranked #19 of 47 Restaurants in Santa Maria
Price range: $2 - $22
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Chowder, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Forget it, seems friendly but food is simple and service is nowhere afound”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

Don't try it. Shame on dutch heineken logo on the front. Service apparently was friendly but upon arrival it was a people gathering restaurant. Food was ok but simple, try the italian just next to this restaurant, that is really good

Visited December 2013
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CaffeColoniale, Proprietario at Caffe' Coloniale, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Hello,

from your comment we didn't understand exactly what was wrong with you, looks more like no come here go there.

The Heineken sign is there because we sell Heineken, the only place do so in all Sal, sorry, shame of what?

Everybody can have a look at the food pics, our philosophy is to prepare only fresh food right at the moment and in a traditional way, no frozen food at all, only all we can get fresh in the market and from our directly import from italy.

So if you for simple mean that it is not a sophisticated, i am agreed.

Than you advice people to go the next restaurant, well, the owner is a dear friend, for a change i will say so too, but it is not italian at all, is a Portuguese doing also a kind of italian cuisine. Food is good, but if i want to eat portuguese i will go there, if i want to eat italian i will go in a place run from italian and with an italian chef.

Grasso

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Jonkoping, Sweden
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Drinks and pizza. Nuthing more.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We only came here for Caprinhas. It tasted water. We was going to eat but they really only had pizza so we did not.

Visited December 2013
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CaffeColoniale, Proprietario at Caffe' Coloniale, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Hello there,

probably is how you say, but will nice to tell the all situation.

We are well know for our caipirinha all over Santa Maria, because we are the very few place that we make it with the real brasilian cachaca. Of course it will cost more than a caipirinha (that is a second choice) at the cost of 1,70 euro. The cheap caipirinha is made with local rum and is lighter, that is under stable.

About pizza, there are only 2 place in Santa maria with the italian pizza chef, and 1 is our place. But our main business is restaurant. The restaurant is closing about 10 pm, if you come at that time the only choice is eating a pizza, but just at that time.

Thanks for your time.

Grasso

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Very nice place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Lovely food, with good company, and plenty of laughs, good hospitality came back for a second time. Did not feel rushed as you are not in cape verde.

Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Leslie W”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The food here was absolutely delicious! The seafood was so fresh and tasy. Even the pasta dishes and pizza tasted authentic---thanks to the Sicilian chef and owner. The chocolate balls and creme brulee are to die for! The food was so good that I ate there 3 times in one week!

  • Visited August 2013
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“Excellent pizza experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

When you go to Santa Maria, you usually go for fresh fish. But after a couple of days, you need something else. Pizza here is very good and not expensive at all. The service is good and the staff is nice. This restaurant is definitely worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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