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Eatalia Carpe Diem


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#137 of 12,231 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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About 18 months after successfully opening Eatalia La Dolce Vita, we gave birth to Eatalai Carpe Diem, a beautiful hidden gem located in the historic center of Beijing, adjacent to Houhai, Beihai Park and Jinshan Park. At Eatalia Carpe Diem, we have interlaced Chinese traditional architecture (hutong) with an Italian contemporary design while delivering Italian authentic food with the same passion. The restaurant has a wonderfu interior patio, a glass house on the second floor and an intimate rooftop. This magical venue is surrrounded by nut trees and pagodas in an environment full of culture and history.
$10 - $22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Italian, Pizza, European
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

Positives? OK pizza and desserts- but not spectacular in any way. Average? The interior, which might have been chic some years ago. Negatives? Waitress talking or understanding zero English - which is OK and understandable, but therefore constantly trying to avoid our table. Other negatives;...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jarle H
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Good pizzas, crispy and delicious. Pastas tasted great too. Staffs are friendly and helpful. Recommended and will definitely come again.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wcheem
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

TLDR: Do not come here, terrible service. Crossed the city to meet friends here as it came highly recommended, and ended up supremely disappointed at the terrible service from an Italian waiter. 2 of us arrived first and was seated at a table that was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank HankY62
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

In the very city centre, very convenient if you are around the Houhai lake, the Drum Tower or the Forbidden city. It has a very cozy rooftop, dominating the internal courtyard and the hutongs roofs. The service is friendly and not pretentious. It is run...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Giannino0528
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Hidden in a hutong alley near a crossroad. Small hutong restaurant. Nice mini terrace. They have an Italian waiter. Not sure about the cook. We had some salad, spaghetti and pizzas. Average. Not particularly good not bad. It could save you if you get there...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank floppertopper
Reviewed April 9, 2018

I went there with my girlfriend and the staff took really good care of us, especially the Italian owner and maitre Gian Luca and the very skilled bartender Simone, who provided us with a really nice couple of drinks! We were eating on the 3rd...More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

Could be rated as an average Italian restaurant, if it were in Italy, but an excellent choice for Beijing. Prices are affordable, certainly higher than an Italian restaurant in Italy. Quality very good considering the difficulties of getting the materials. The spaghetti portion was small...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank mareli c
Reviewed August 16, 2017

I went there with colleague and Gian Luca made us a tailor made menu. We had the pleasure to eat in the veranda. First, the food. Everything was excellent and a special mention for the pizza...absolutely amazing! 2.5 years I live in Beijing and it's...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank RoJu1206
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Like many of the other posts, we were looking for something other than Chinese cuisine on our last few days in Beijing. At first it was difficult to find as it looks like its in an alley way. It is. But there is an opening...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank BillyTaha
Reviewed July 7, 2017

After 6 weeks in China, this meal was beyond words. The receptionist was kind and able to work in my group of 15 on short notice. We all ordered drinks, salads, entrees, and a few pizzas. Everything came out exactly right. The service was attentive...More

Date of visit: June 2017
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