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157, 26th of July Street | Balmoral Hotel, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place with amazing atmosphere and I recommend everyone one to go and have a drink there Good job guys

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Thank Mohammad A
Cairo, Egypt
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to La bodega for 10 years!!! Tonight they told us they have a new menu The fillet mignon was a SHOCK! Service very very slow The picture says it all! The place has deteriorated big time. The picture shows the plate I got!

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Thank Khadiga M
Cairo, Egypt
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163 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant and great Italian/Mediterranean food. We've been pleased every time we've gone. Our only complaint is that occasionally a dish is a bit bland, but usually everything is delicious. Some internet sites show that La Bodega has closed. Not exactly! It's now split into two separate restaurants, but the Apertivo half still has the La Bodega menu and staff.... More 

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Thank avalon2020
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I used to go to La Bodega regularly, more for its atmosphere and bar than for its food, but when it shut down and we only had aperitivo left, I wasn't crying my eyes out because aperitivo had always had the nicer interior, more elegant lighting, and better waiters. It's the kind of place I'd take a business contact or... More 

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Thank SuzeeoutoftheCity201
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This is the first time I taste very delicious food and in high standards in Cairo Although the location of the restaurant is not that attractive But once u step inside u let go of the location a very romantically sophisticated atmosphere that makes u live a magical night with the dim lights. Very clean restrooms I loved it

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Thank Sarah S
Berlin, Germany
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144 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

the food was super tasty the ambiance is amazing and the service is really good too, I strongly recommend it

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Thank Mira K
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

I love it, pizza is very good, curry chicken is very good, salads and calamari sauce tartare are great as well as other dishes. Very good service and nice, classic athmosphere from the early 1900s

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Thank MisderTomazo
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Actually that resto was always one of the best spots ever! But recently I called to book and I told them that it would be my my wife's birthday and it would be the 1st since we've got married! Then BAD SERVICE, SUCH A LOW QUALITY OF FOOD!,EVEN PERSONNEL! YHEY WERE PERFORMING LIKE IN A FAST FOOD HUB! really we... More 

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1 Thank Ahmad M
Cairo, Egypt
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148 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Located in a huge 19th century apartment near the Marriott Hotel in Zamalek. Decor is very trendy and classy. Food was good to great. Nice place for a private or business dinner. They have alcoholic beverages . Recommended

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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2015

Simply, at 7 o'clock in the evening I was the only customer asking for food and there were other two persons seated at the bar. I ordered a beer, a little pizza and a linguini with shrimps. I saw that all the waiters were wasting time speaking one to each other. After 30 (!!!) minutes nothing happened...I paid the beer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157, 26th of July Street | Balmoral Hotel, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo

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