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Cotonou, Benin
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Had a quick good meal, with a salad adapted to my likes ( hate cucumber and peppers) reasonably priced

Thank Afroptimiste
Abyei, Sudan
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

They have a decent pizza... A friend of mine and I took two differemt beef steaks, they were OK, but nothin more really... I was told that the hotel is very nice, the rooms spacious, and a good place to stay. If you are offered to stay at the Livingston Villas, think twice about it. There was a bar there... More 

Thank Bojan V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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62 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

If you want to find someone you know, go here. Cheapest beers on tap in the area, and cold ones. Good pizza and pineapple juice. Brochette options are just ok. As much about the atmosphere as the food.

Thank C R
Lagos, Nigeria
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Nice restaurant where on can eat in a relaxed atmosphere. there food and fresh juice is good. i especially like their pizza

Thank dayologun
Portland, oregon
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I as here he first time in 1997-8. Couldn't wait to return. Still a good place o have a drink, eat good food, or hang out.

Thank genebean
Athens, Greece
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Visited at least 3 times during my stay in Cotonou, recommended by local friend as clean and safe place. It is really so, additionally to pleasantly busy location, easy parking, good services and variety of dishes.

Thank meropi2016
Kochi (Cochin), India
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

This is the best place to have authentic Italian pizza while in cotonou. The staff are very friendly and do recommend on your request. I had ordered a chicken pizza with black olive and jalapeno topping an it was awesome.

Thank jayakrishnan_as
Maputo, Mozambique
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Cuisine always consistent surrounded by a friendly environment. Tonight was pizza night and my 4 fromaggi did not disappoint!

Thank Juan_Lopez_barcelona
Rome, Italy
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166 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Everybody seems to be speaking about the livingstone restaurant in Cotonou. I went there on my first night in Cotonou and I found the food just ok, but nothing special…. A few days later, after some other colleagues joined us, they insist to go to the Livingstone…. And again: food just ok and it was not just me: everybody in... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

One thing that I hate no matter how good the food could be is to be treated like a stupid, dumb white expat/tourist in Africa! I live in Africa and know what is acceptable and what is not and therefore when I went to this highly recommended restaurant in Cotonou I expected good food and service. Instead I got less... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bar, Pizza, European, Italian, French, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cotonou, Benin
  • Location: Africa  >  Benin  >  Littoral Department  >  Cotonou

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