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North Cliff | Near Helipad, Varkala, Varkala 695141, India
9846053194
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Lund, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Caffe Italiano a couple of times in September 2016 (i.e., during low season) and we liked it a lot. The food is fresh and tasty and the service is good. Go for fish or seafood caught by local fishermen during the previous night. The view from the upper deck is amazing

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New Delhi, India
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great seafood pasta with a generous helping - my first memory of this place. Fresh Crabs, Tuna and servers who take great care of their patrons. Every request is met with a smile, also has a library and to top it all, very decently priced. Our seafood pasta literary had more seafood than pasta. Great view of the sunset from... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a lovely place on the north cliff, with a very good view of the sea. The shack has an upstairs area where the shade of the tree next to it, provides good shade for enjoying the view, even during early afternoon. Once the sun slowly hits the horizon, and is off your face, its a cool place to hang... More 

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Trivandrum
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being an ardent fan of Italian cuisine I was sceptical of their name, but I was rather impressed with the quality of the dishes they put up. The chicken lasagne had the most authentic bechamel sauce I've tasted. Though it may be a far cry from Italy,this is the closest Italian one can hope to get in Trivandrum districts.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Nice place for having a meal while watching the sunset. Make a pretty decent Pizza, but with way to much cheese like in most of Asia. The other dishes we tried were great to, and the service was good.

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Thank cerios
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Good people, good music and good views. In the night it have lights and it's so cool. On the upstairs you can fine more relax.

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Thank Eduard S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

They had an amazing collection of books. I wanted to sit there the whole day ( time restraints argh!)sipping hot ginger lemon honey. They did have Indian food in the menu, but we ordered a bacon pizza and carbonara ai funghi. They were alright. Wouldn't call it extraordinary. Prices are reasonable. Not sure about the other dishes, as we didn't... More 

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Thank Malavika S
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109 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

If you love Italian food then this place is a must try. They serve some great shakes, cakes and breakfast. The best part is they open quite early and since its very near to Thanal, it is an obvious choice for early morning breakfast. Service is little slow and it is mostly crowded, so try to be on time if... More 

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Pune
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

For those who may crave for Italian food in Varkala, the restaurant offers a decent Italian food option. Beware the food is very mildly Italian (pun intended!!) and may not really transport you to Rome!!!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Another typical restaurant in Varkala We were attracted by their fresh fish display which included a Marlin Helped by staff to choose Marlin cubes marinated in garlic and lemon then cooked on skewer in tandoor It was lovely Would use again but there are so many other places to look at and try

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Indian, Seafood, Chinese
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Cliff | Near Helipad, Varkala, Varkala 695141, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Varkala
  • Phone Number: 9846053194

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