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La Buona Forchetta Da Paolo

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139 Acacia Street Corner | Advent Business Center, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
+63 32 231 3398
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Good Italian food, especially the pasta. The scaloppine is pork (and a little fatty) rather than veal, and given the low traffic, I would have more confidence in the pasta/pizza than the meat. Some good wines, but the red seems to be just stored in the restaurant - no refrigeration, despite Cebu's climate - so I would worry about ordering... More 

Thank TravelerFromTokyo
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We went to this place a couple of times during our 3 week stay in Cebu city, and we loved it. The food was really great, the vitello tonato delicious. The owner was also helping around in the restaurant and you could notice that he was really enjoying his business, and also the other personnel was doing a great job.... More 

1 Thank Iliketoeatcows
Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The place is not easy to find, but is really worth looking for. It's a cozy place that serves excellent Italian dishes. The wines are good too and served at the correct temperature. The waitresses are very friendly and provide an excellent service.

Thank 7Eric60
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

I have tried to dine in this trattoria through my friends recommendation, at first i doesn't have any idea on how to get there, some taxi drivers they don't know where it is , taxi drivers from spiders and scorpion taxi who knows the place as they pick up also guests from there. I have an experience about Italian food... More 

1 Thank marino p
Rhenen, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

God and fresh food, nice atmosphere, very good service of the servants, they have a very good feeling how to make you feel comfortably. Good wines for a very fair price.

1 Thank Rene S
Cebu Island, Philippines
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Was invited by my friends and to be honest i have never heard of this place before. Met the owner Paolo and he explained to us his passion in running the restaurant which is open for 16 years now. Anyways pizza was great thin crust and I liked to much the bread with pickled veggies? forgot its name. The gnocchi... More 

1 Thank filipinospecialist86
Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

The most authentic pizza in Cebu City. Disclaimer: I am not Italian but I live in Europe so I've tasted quite a lot of pizzas, good and bad, in my time. The crust is thin and the toppings are really good. Not surprising. The owner is Italian, married to a Filipina.

Thank Stella P
Nasushiobara, Japan
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150 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

The restaurant is in a courtyard, away from the noise of the city, yet in its heart. Food is extremely tasty and well prepared: try the pasta, any style, and you'll know what I mean. Service is impeccable. The restaurant is very popular with japanese patrons and, of course, with italian customers. A delightful dining experience which I highly recomment.

Thank locomotore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

No need a word but 'perfect'. I felt I had just been in Italy back then. It is a little hard to find its location but its worthier than the ado.

Thank Younsong L
Orange County, California
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174 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Difficult and time consuming to find. Nestled in a small compound at the end of a small road slightly up an incline off Escario near Gororordo, with no visible signage along the way. Closed for lunch, so went back for an early dinner. My companion and I each had a pasta dish. Food was good, but not great. We were... More 

2 Thank Wonderer1961

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 Acacia Street Corner | Advent Business Center, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City
  • Phone Number: +63 32 231 3398

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?