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Isola del Nord Italy Restaurant

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XiHuaMen 1 KaiAi Mansion b Tower 11 Floor, Xi'an, China (Formerly Colabo Italy Restaurant)
Name/address in local language
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:15 pm
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Perth, Australia
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230 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

This was a nice change and we wanted something other than Chinese food. Thanks to the reviews of TA members, we decided to try this place. It is not easy to find and as we discovered, there are many restaurants in China that are actually located inside office blocks. The taxi driver pointed in the direction of the restaurant but... More 

3 Thank dinkumpomm
Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

There's no need for me to write directions as other reviewers have already given them. The food is very good and the pasta was delicious. A bit disappointed with the pizza base as it was more like a thin pancake. One thing to note that hasn't been mentioned before. They close at 3pm and reopen at 5pm however, at 2:30... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

The Italian food here was really really surprisingly good. Xi'an is a pretty grey place with touches of Westernisation, and the usual chain shops, but you don't really expect anything amazing there. This restaurant was buried round the back of a grey block, up an elevator. But when you walk inside you immediately feel a sense of warmth from the... More 

Thank MarkG78_12
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

I agree with other reviews that it's tricky to find. Hint - it's between the ICBC bank and the fire station on the corner of Xihuaman and north street. Once you find it it's well worth the effort.

Thank CFJ78
Traralgon, Australia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were lucky concierge walked us there as previous readers said difficult to find- we ordered garlic bread, pasta & pizza. They were tasty and fresh- not the best but certainly good by Chinese standards. We had the house white wine from South Africa which was reasonably priced and tasted best had whilst in China. We all enjoyed the restaurant... More 

Thank Belinda19
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

It took us a little while to find as we tried the main entrance to the building with no luck so we had to go round the side where the entrance to the underground car park is to find the entrance. The food was very good - great bruschetta with very tasty tomatoes and very tasty pasta with arrabbiata sauce... More 

Thank margiedrew
Shanghai, China
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Was al little bit difficult to find but once we came out of the elevator on the 11th floor and found the door to the restaurant we where surprises by the nice atmosphere. The food was good and the price was right. Don't expect the best Italian food but the oil and vinegar and details are good. We had nice... More 

1 Thank Geert31
Mississauga, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

I've been coming to Xi'an for 2 months/year for about 6 years now. Colabo used to be one of the best restaurants in the city, but that was when there was little competition. The food and dining room are average (great for Western food in Xi'an). The service is friendly, but inflexible and lazy. At my last visit, my friend... More 

Thank Kundziu
Xi'an, China
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

I have been to Colabo a few times while in Xi'an as I visit here regularly due to business. It's standard Italian fare but can be hit and miss. Some pizzas are good some are just covered in ingredients and cheesed to death. Food a tad over priced I feel. Caesar salad really is terrible and don't ask for any... More 

1 Thank Konrad8888
Avignon, France
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

I have heard about this restaurant when asking for western food (after 10 days of Chinese food non-stop, a break is always well appreciated). The location is a bit strange, as it is in an office building. But once inside, you forget about how you came in. Fuwuyuan are very welcoming. My friend and I shared a carpaccio as a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: XiHuaMen 1 KaiAi Mansion b Tower 11 Floor, Xi'an, China (Formerly Colabo Italy Restaurant)
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shaanxi  >  Xi'an
  • Phone Number: 029-87201501,029-87201502

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