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Gaetano's

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131 Victoria Road, Swindon, England
01793611265
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been here a couple of times, both with family / friends and as part of a large group (15+ people). The staff are always very polite and attentive. The decor is a little quirky, but all adds to the atmosphere. I've never had a bad meal from here and would definitely recommend.

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Thank MayallRob
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On an initial visit, i felt the atmosphere to be a bit "chilly", but since then it has become one of my favourite Italian restaurants. I didn't like the tiled floor and wanted soft carpet (typical English comfort), but having been to Italy and Spain etc., i finally got it... it was totally authentic, as was the food! Regarding the... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Good enough Italian of which Swindon has many. Its middle of the road establishment imo and you are unlikely to be disappointed if not thrilled.

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Thank Ken G
Quin, Ireland
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

I love Italian food and cook Italian at home... But last evening meal was terrible, spaghetti was cooked al dente good, but the sauce consisted of cream only, no other flavours(onion, white wine, or seasoning...) To add injury to insult, the meat tasted off(finely chopped tasteless ham)... My colleagues meals were ok, but for an Italian chef to present a... More 

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3 Thank brian m
calo84, Manager at Gaetano's, responded to this review

Hello ! Thank you for you feedback! What can I say? You're right that was not the our usual carbonara! Trust me we know how one carbonara have to be, to be honest in the real recipe the cream doesn't go at all only eggs but we have to adapt some dishes to the places where we are! Too many... More 

Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

One is spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which Italian to dine at in Swindon. Gaetano's draws us back. As it treats us like an old friend. Hospitable and friendly. Always welcoming and accomodating. Efficient service, excellent food and reasonable prices.

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Thank Charlie_Brown_Oz
Albrighton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

A colleague and I had to spend a few days in Swindon. We ate here late one evening. The food was nice, not excellent, but I would definately go back and try something different. I had the veal, nice to see veal on any menu as its rare nowadays. Pretty good value and we enjoyed the house wine. The food... More 

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Thank Dave R
swindon
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I like Gaetano's, the decor is eighties and kitsch and the staff are very friendly. The food is priced reasonably for Swindon. I do find the menu somewhat unadventurous and stuck in the eighties though. Italian food has moved on but it is not reflected in the menu choice at Gaetano's. If you can accept the standard Italian offerings such... More 

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Thank martin b
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

We went there with my family .. they serve us with a smile all the way and the food was really nice .. We will go back another day

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1 Thank TheRealdealreview95
Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

We are regular customer and every weekend we are here and sometimes during the week as well, usually I don't do like review but we love so much Gaetano and I need to share with the other people how lovely they are! Our last visit were tuesday with my husband, the welcome was incredibly friendly as always, the food a... More 

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1 Thank Lucy C
Swindon, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We used to go here often when it first opened and it was always good value and reasonable quality. However, the last two times we visited things have really gone badly downhill. I don't know if the place is under new management or the kids are now running the place but something has changed and not for the better. The... More 

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2 Thank Qualia1962
calo84, General Manager at Gaetano's, responded to this review

Dear customer Thank you for you review! Have you ever been in Gaetano ? Because if Yes as you said you should know very well that is from 1982 Gaetano don't have draft beer. No,the place is not under new management or running by kids and hope your curse of closing the restaurant donot come true, but thanks for your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Victoria Road, Swindon, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon
  • Phone Number: 01793611265

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?