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All reviews pasta tiramisu tartare agnolotti antipasti happy hour the owner italian food fitts village great location catch of the day lovely meal three times beach barbados leo island
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Coming to ill tempio feels like visiting family, I am lactose intolerant and I love that I can come and enjoy a delicious seafood pasta. The cocktails are amazing, and is definitely the best spot to witness the gorgeous sunsets.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you have celiac disease, please avoid this place for your own safety. The owner and manager seemed to have some awareness, but the staff are NOT trained at all and therefore there is a total lack of knowledge and communication about what gluten is...let alone cross contamination. My starter was served with bread, I sent it back, and they gave me the same plate, same food just seconds later, just with the bread taken off and crumbs left all over. I asked if it was a totally new dish and the waitress lied saying it was, despite the obvious crumbs of toast. I canceled my main after seeing this as my trust and confidence in my health safety had been lost. Plenty of other celiac safe gluten free places to eat on Barbados if you do your research!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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loryBarbados, Owner at Il Tempio Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review that unfortunately describing our place as a restaurant that does’ t care about allergies and intolerance and this is not our identity. You were very disappointed because a crouton was add on the side of your tartare but when you underline...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated opposite Jordan’s supermarket. Great beachfront location and sunset view with beachside candles. Open front covered seating. Friendly service and good table layout with linen. Pizza options recommended, fish of the day portion sizes disappointing. About B$125 per person for 3 courses.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife found this restaurant via Trip advisor, and knowing it was only a short drive from out hotel made a reservation. The venue was very nice inside; we were warmly greeted and seated promptly. Three of us elected for starters of garlic bread with...cheese and the calamari. With the main courses; three of us opted for the pizzas and one for the sausage & risotto. The main courses were really good. No desserts for us (too full); but plenty of beer, wine and cocktails, a pleasant dining experience.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t comment on the food at the restaurant, because I haven’t eaten there but I was staying at the apartments next door, wandered in off the beach and asked for an iced coffee. The lovely Italian gentleman that served me made the best iced...coffee I have ever tasted! Friendly service and of course I went back again for more coffee! I fully intended to eat at the restaurant but ran out of time!! Next time I’m booking my table for a meal and of course my coffee! Lovely spot on the beach at Fitts Village.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022 via mobile

We stopped at Il Tempio for a dinner and it was amazing! Incredible views, food and customer service. We had pizza, gnocchi, and some starters, and everything was 10 out of 10. When we come back to Barbados, we will definitely re-visit this place!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 23, 2022 via mobile

Beautiful view on the beach and staff was very friendly. Good service and tasty cuisine… as is the norm places with views the price was a bit inflated. Italian fair overseen by a true Italian family with good sense of hospitality.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 20, 2022

I started with the Barracuda tartare which was beautifully light with the hints of mint coming through. Then followed up with Italian sausage served with mushroom risotto. The sausage is only slightly spicy and very high meat content. The risotto was done to perfection. I...couldn't stop eating it. I was too full for dessert, but I did nick a bit of my husband's tiramisu which was delicious and light. In terms of value I think it was reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 12, 2022

I recently visited Barbados with a large group of friends and have nothing but positive things to say about the friendly people who live on this island. Sadly the same can’t be said for the owner and staff of this restaurant. We rang the restaurant,...booked a table for 8 people and asked about the cancellation policy as we were within the 24 hours of the booking already. The staff member assured us that as long as we didn’t cancel the booking “last minute” then we were able to do so. That evening 3 hours before the booking we decided that we were going to order a take away elsewhere so rang the restaurant to cancel our table. The owner picked up and I simply couldn’t believe how she spoke to me. She laughed at me on the phone and said that there is no way I could cancel the table, despite a member of staff saying that it was possible when we made the booking originally. For the cancellation she said she would charge us 800 Barbados dollars if we didn’t turn up! Now of course I appealed this and tried to explain the conversation that had happened previously with one of her staff, but she would not let me even finish a sentence. She was so aggressive and dismissive of everything I was saying. I only knew she was the owner because I asked to speak to a manager about the disgusting way I was spoken to! Since the owner refused to cancel the booking we said that if we were being charged that much to cancel we might aswell come to eat at the restaurant so said we will see her in a few hours. Moments later she had charged the credit card we gave for the booking 800 Barbados dollars! From the reviews it seems like the food is good at this restaurant but clearly they need to learn how to deal with customers. Regardless of if there was a miscommunication the above is shuts not acceptable. Anyone going there please be careful.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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loryBarbados, Owner at Il Tempio Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2022

First of all we would like to thanks the reviewer for the time he dedicated to us giving to our potential customers and travelers the version of a person who felt disappointed .We really understand his anger but he really need to blame only himself...More

Reviewed February 20, 2022 via mobile

Went to Barbados recently and it was our first visit to Il Tempio. We weren’t disappointed. The setting is rather tranquil and the food and drink is excellent. Good selection of pizza & pasta and the wine list is spot on. The service was very...good and the cocktails…👍 All in all we came back a few times in our stay on Barbados.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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loryBarbados, Owner at Il Tempio Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2022

It is a pleasure that make us very happy reading a review like this that in a wonderful way show to others our place …every aspect was under a light and will be very helpful for anyone would like to meet us …thanks grazie

Reviewed February 20, 2022 via mobile

A lovely little family run restaurant on a great location Tables located both within the restaurant and on the beach Great Italian food simple cooked Home made pasta and pizza What’s not to love. Friendly service well worth a visit whilst visiting Barbados.

Date of visit: February 2022
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loryBarbados, Owner at Il Tempio Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2022

Thanks thanks for your review…in few words you described our place as it is and we are very happy to read that you enjoyed your experience with us . We are really looking forward to see you again soon here

Reviewed February 19, 2022

The setting for this restaurant could not be more beautiful. That's where the good news stops. We arrived at 5.30pm and left at 8.05pm. The service was extremely slow, perfunctory and lacked any warmth or welcome. The mozzarella, basil and tomato starter was 3 mouthfu!s...worth, with barely a whole tomato having been used. The mozzarella was sliced extremely thinly and the basil leaves no bigger than my little fingernail.the main (catch of the day) was a small piece of fish, well cooked and tasty but lukewarm with a little salad. Our bill for two gin and tonics, one small glass of cabernet sauvignon, two salad starters and two meagre mains came to 291 Bajan dollars £105). So if you want to leave a restaurant with both an empty wallet and an empty stomach, do book. To add insult to injury the experience was further ruined by a woman in an emerald green satin overshirt who shouted constantly at the table behind us to the point where we couldn't hear ourselves speak. Apparently she was the owner! Well that fits.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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loryBarbados, Owner at Il Tempio Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2022

Thanks for your review and for the time you dedicated to us but the travelers that can be our potential customers need to know also our version of your complain .First of all you came in 4 people at 5.30 to be able to get...More

Reviewed February 18, 2022

My husband's surname is Fitt so a visit to a restaurant in Fitt's Village, St James near the apartment where we were staying was inevitable. We liked Tempio so much we returned for a second visit, without having made a reservation and was found a...table literally on the beach for our second dinner, even though we had vowed to try as many different restaurants in our 12 night stay as possible. The service was by the excellent staff and two members of the Italian family who have owned and run the restaurant for some time, and was friendly and good. The food contained a couple of house specials which were just terrific and there was a nice gentle buzz about the place, as well as a car park outside and a stunning view of the sunset.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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loryBarbados, Owner at Il Tempio Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2022

Thanks for your beautiful comment and for the time you spent to explain to other people how our restaurant is …We are looking forward to have here again in a close future

Reviewed February 17, 2022

You would think that because it’s Italian, it’s friendly. It was totally opposite lousy service and average food. Never visit here again.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 2, 2022 via mobile

Best in Barbados for Sunsets, Service and Specials! First stumbled upon Il Tempio years ago and it is a must do every time I return to the island. Kick off the evening with sundowners and Leo’s extensive happy hour specials (the spicy martini? Woooo! Happiness!)....Alex, Anna and Ron don’t miss a beat. & always do their best to accommodate. The beef short rib is outstanding as are the in-house pastas and antipasto. Charming location right on the beach. You can even come for the day and chill on a lounger. One of the gems of the island. Gets busy so be sure to book in advance in high season.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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loryBarbados, Owner at Il Tempio Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2022

Thanks a lot for your wonderful review that will help potential customers to know about our place and what we can offer ..it is always a pleasure to have you here for the simple reason that you give more light to our days with your...More

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Ozzie1612
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Response from loryBarbados | Property representative |
Sorry for the late reply. We are open on Christmas Day for lunch and dinner. We will serve our regular menu plus a special menu. Children are more than welcome. We also have beach chairs available from 10 30 am. Looking... More
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Hi,Sorry for the late reply.You can contact us at our e-mail address or call us at 246-4170057. We are open Tuesday to Sunday with our regular schedule. Lunch12.00pm until 2.30pm-Happy Hour 4.00pm to 6.00pm and Fridays and... More
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4