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J&A's Little Italy

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560, Villa Rodrigues River Road, Near Royal Goan Beach Club Hotel | Near Royal Goan Beach Club Hotel, Calangute, Baga 403516, India
(+91) 9823139488
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

We called on the morning of 27th March 2016 to make a reservation for the same evening and were told they are closed an I see a review here of a diner who has been here on the same date for dinner ! Foxed!!

Thank shoj
Stockport, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Service was impeccable, food was outstanding and the surroundings just topped off a wonderful evening. If you're in Goa ... make a trip to this beautiful little gem

Thank Flick-En
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

One of the best places for fine dining that I have been to in Goa . Unfortunately the staff are pretty arrogant & the owners seem to condone this condescending attitude. Its got a lovely ambience & atmosphere. The location is fantastic considering its right in front of the Baga- Arpora creek road. I think it has closed now for... More 

Thank Sunil99
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I've been frequenting this beautiful restaurant for more than half my life. The food is amazing, & more than that, Jamshed & Ayesha as hosts, & the authentic experience of Goa at its happiest best, are memories you will always remember! There are few places in the world you can enjoy like this! I'll be there in 2016! Please keep... More 

1 Thank Angel G
North West UK
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic place to get good quality food. It's off the beaten track tucked right beside the river. Eaten there many many times over the years as it's just one of those places that when we visit we make a point of eating there. Ignore the ' now closed' and read the management responses - looking forward to our return in... More 

2 Thank SLAHNorthWestUK
jamsbmad, Owner at J&A's Little Italy, responded to this review

A restaurant just KNOWS it must have been doing something right over the years, when happy customers continue to give it 5 Star reviews even when it's shut. Appreciation like this really makes it all worthwhile. I thank you for your encouragement and enthusiasm and look forward to seeing you once we reopen. More 

Hubli-Dharwad, India
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I visited here last year and I loved the ambiance with candle lights and tables out in open-air. The Italian fare here is extremely authentic and they serve fresh pastas and authentic wood-fired pizzas. You can pair them with their collection of fine Italian wines and you have a classic meal to enjoy. I wanted to visit her again but... More 

1 Thank gauri_rao9
jamsbmad, Owner at J&A's Little Italy, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for your wonderful comments on Trip Advisor. It means a lot to us to know that people miss us when we're closed. J&A's is closed as of right now and is due for for major renovations and facelift for the coming years. We should reopen by end December. A bit late in the coming season, but... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This was a great little place down by Baga creek but it's moved and i don't know where too.Nothing more to say, it was one of the best about.

Thank goofey57
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The ambience, the service & most impoetantly the food was terrific! High standards & authentic italian cuisine. Wine selection is top notch. Location is an added benefit, we were lucky enough to have very pleasant weather. Valentines day was made very special, with live music & extra details like the rose for every lady!! Loved it & will keep going... More 

3 Thank Nilambari K
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121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Was one of the best restaurants in the Baga district, but appears to have closed down. Visited a couple of times between 1st - 14th December, but no signs of life.

3 Thank daveww
jamsbmad, Owner at J&A's Little Italy, responded to this review

Hi there. In my opening line to you I would like to say that J&A's hasn't closed down. We've been around for twenty years (this year) and it's time for a change. A time to couple a new venture with the restaurant this year and evolve it into something better and more exciting. And what might that be? .....you may... More 

Pune, India
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Had visited in Mar 2014. Setting is great - by the Baga river. The restaurant has limited choices especially vegetarian. It is overpriced and for the rates they charge, food is average. They have live music on one of the days and then its good to hang out.

Thank SlvrFern

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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
Average prices
$15 - $27
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 560, Villa Rodrigues River Road, Near Royal Goan Beach Club Hotel | Near Royal Goan Beach Club Hotel, Calangute, Baga 403516, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Goa  >  Baga
  • Phone Number: (+91) 9823139488
Located on the tranquil Arpora-Baga creek road, J&A's Little Italy has built up a formidable reputation for producing quality Italian cuisine day after day, year after year, since 1995. A one hundred and forty year old fisherman's cottage, restored and set under coconut palms in a beautiful tropical garden. A well-stocked bar with imported and Indian spirits and wines, J&A's is the perfect setting for a romantic evening out with your partner or a fabulous evening out with a bunch of friends. This is after all, the first specialty cuisine restaurant to have opened up in Goa. Listed in the Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Footprint Guide and other European guides, J&A's has bagged the best Italian Restaurant North Goa Award by the Times Good Food Guide, Food Awards , three years running.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?