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Caffe Italiano

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North Cliff | Near Helipad, Varkala, Varkala 695141, India
+91 98460 53194
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Picked this place because it's an ideal spot enjoy a beer at sunset. Then decided to share a fish. Beautifully cooked in their tandoor. Went somewhere else the following evening that was more expensive and not as good.

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Thank BrunoJackson
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ordered white sauce pasta at the restaurant and it was cooked really well. Also, the restaurant offers a great dining ambience where one can relax conveniently and chat.

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Thank Anvita S
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this place for dinner with my friends. Ambience is lovely. Offers a view of the ocean. The cafe has nice wooden flooring. The prices too very reasonable. We paid a total of 1000 for three people. Ordered for hot chocolate, two cold coffee, three types of pasta and topped it with a chocolate brownie

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Thank Jonathan D
Chicago
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Virtually all of the restaurants along the North Cliff board walk serve fresh seafood and a variety of other indian and western dishes, and the quality is comparable. So your choice basically comes down to ambiance, and Cafe Italiano has a great one. Also, they serve beer which can be hard to find in Varkala (Kerala generally for that matter).

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Thank BlueNaga
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit we had coffee and pizza. Good service and food was fine. On our last visit, no one came by ever. So, make sure you make yourself noticed. If you like your coffee strong, order doubles.

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Thank Anietravels
Wokingham
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of better and cheaper options. We ordered Italian given the name of the place but the food was bland and tasteless. The drinks are also fairly overpriced considering what you can get along the cliff. The atmosphere and look of the restaurant is great which it probably what draws people in but beyond that it has nothing to shout... More 

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Thank Matthew B
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very elite and beautiful place to spend your evening in varkala. Their Mojito is the best you can get in whole Varkala. Usually shacks serve only beer and wine in varkala so this place is good to go if you like something different than beer. Try grilled fish here. Its so damn tasty.

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Thank vsengar
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the most amazing views and ambience! The food is delicious, as are the cocktails! Chocolate mousse is also a must have. We keep coming back! Would go as far as to say it's the nicest place on Varkala cliffs!

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Thank Jessica P
Bengaluru, India
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is good spread of italian dishes here and excellent shakes/juices also. We went for lunch and had good time relishing the dishes here. They have also kept some books for reading and can immmerse for hours by sipping the shakes/juices.

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Thank Sandeep_A_K_9
Beddgelert, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having eaten here several times in the past, when we returned to Varkala a few days ago, we headed straight to Cafe Italiano. We were pleasantly surprised to see that it has been refurbished, but that was where the positives ended. My partner's pizza was bland and tasteless, and my grilled Mahi Mahi had obviously not seen the sea for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Indian, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Cliff | Near Helipad, Varkala, Varkala 695141, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram District  >  Varkala
  • Phone Number: +91 98460 53194

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