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cr 23 no 73-86, Manizales, Colombia
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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner at 5.30 pm. Despite the fact that there were only three tables occupied, the service was poor. I had to ask twice for some drinks and the main course took 35 minutes to serve. The location is excellent with a great view. I ordered a pizza and it was not good. The base was so hard... More 

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Thank geoffturner100
Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My pizza and the bruschetta were fine but nothing special. My friends osso buco was cold. Service was painfully slow to the point that we had to finally just go to the register to pay. Sadly this was not a result of an overworked staff as our table was probably 40% of the clientele that night.

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Thank laxtraveller
Stockholm, Sweden
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

The menu looks nice, but the food is not really nice. We had bruschetta as a starter and every Italian would be ofended by this starter. The main dishes were just as disappointing. For the prize it is just not worth it. And it is an insult to every Italian.

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Thank Jenny S
Manizales, Colombia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Great italian food at a great price!, check out the combinados! they have different choices with a perfect balance including salad, meat, pork or fish and a delicious pasta and the sauce of your choice. One of them will fit your hunger and taste for sure!

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Thank giraldojuand
Chandler, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

We ate here two different evenings. Service was good, the food very good and the prices were reasonable. I tried the ravioli and the next day the cannellini. They even had some good beer from a small craft brewery.

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Thank Raymond G
Los Gatos, California
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

A small group of us went to this restaurant for dinner on a Friday night. The open venue is ideal for mild nights and makes it a social place. The architecture is rustic. We ordered a pitcher of sangria which was satisfactory but watery. We also ordered pizzas. The crust was thin and delicious but the toppings were sparce.

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Thank Diane A
Las Vegas, Nevada
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

lasagna consisted of shredded meat covered with a layer of cheese. Thats it that all. Never again will I have the dish from this chain. Prior to this I gave El Forno in other cities great reviews.

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Thank Bernie B
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Is great and flavours, proportions and menu. Plus, is not so expensive, it works for a romantic dat and also for business reunions

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Thank lordmitia
Sarasota, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015

Been coming here off and on for the past 4 years. It is a nice restaurant to relax with your family because they have a small playground. However the food reminds me of typical diner food, nothing fresh, always a frozen taste. But they have a large selection, something for everyone. As an Italian American from New York, I can... More 

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Thank masterita
Fort Erie
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2015

We liked this place so much we returned two times. Good food and good wine. Staff were helpful and one person in our group was able to get vegetarian meals.

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Thank Marcia J

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: cr 23 no 73-86, Manizales, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Caldas Department  >  Manizales

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