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“Excellent service, great food, reasonable price. Ignore the poor reviews, don't know where they went!”

Stazione Restaurant & Coffee bar
Ranked #154 of 693 Restaurants in Cambridge
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Woodford Green, null, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent service, great food, reasonable price. Ignore the poor reviews, don't know where they went!”
Reviewed December 17, 2011

We came across Stazione by pure accident when we visited Cambridge recently. As it was a Friday evening in December the restaurant was busy however, they were able to seat us immediately. The staff were attentive and we were given a plate of "nibbles" on the house before we ordered. The food was wonderful and the live jazz added to the atmosphere. Having returned home we were keen to read the reviews we were shocked at the poor reviews. We really couldn't fault our evening.

Visited December 2011
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essex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“I just want my food!!!!”
Reviewed November 26, 2011

I am writing this review whilst waiting for my food, a jacket potatoe that I ordered whole hour ago, we waited 25 minutes for our drinks order!! So if you want to eat before Christmas, dont come here

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good food, prompt and friendly service, pleasant atmosphere.”
Reviewed November 25, 2011

The atmosphere is very pleasant, the food is excellent. The staff is friendly and engaging. They provide you with the necessary attention and become invisible when not needed.
The price is a touch more expensive, but the food quality is probably worth it.

Visited October 2011
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Thank Yan M E
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed November 23, 2011

Excellent restaurant, we have eaten there 4 times now and each time it's a treat. We have only eaten outside, as even in winter it's nice and cosy. They have heaters too. Sammy the waiter is quite a comedian but also provides good service. The only negative about this restaurant is it only takes cash. However , it doesn't deter anyone, and there is a cash machine around the corner.

Visited October 2011
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Middle of nowhere, Cambridgeshire
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“Wonderful food and service”
Reviewed November 5, 2011

My husband and I read the menu, posted outside, and although it looked a bit pricey, we had both spotted quite a few items that sounded good for a nice lunch after a morning of shopping. Neither of us have been to Italy or claim to be experts in Italian cuisine, but know when something is cooked right, even if it's not to our particular taste, and might be considered "foodies".

We choose to sit outside and were immediately greeted by the head waiter (?), who told us they only accept cash. (There are cash points all over the city, so that shouldn't be a problem for most.) The waitress came straight away for our drinks order, which arrived just a few minutes later. While we looked over the menu, we noticed her glancing our way every now and then to see if we were ready to order, which was actually rather impressive given that the patio was full of other diners.

Hubby had the full portion of Pollo Agli Spinaci Con Gamberi Come Dice Milano (chicken breast in white wine sauce with king prawns and spinach over Dauphinoise potatoes), served with fine beans and carrots. The chicken was so tender and juicy, it cut like butter. The chunky carrots and fine beans were crisp-tender. The creamy potatoes had just the right about of garlic and butter without overwhelming the delicate and perfectly seasoned sauce. It was divine.

I choose the Carpaccio starter, nicely presented with rocket, and not over-dressed. For a mains, I had a 1/2 portion of the pesto-stuffed Gnocchi in white wine cream sauce. They were the best I have ever had - like clouds, they were so light! The volume of sauce, with tiny flakes of fresh parsley, was perfect. The gnocchi portion was small (didn't count), but the dish is so rich, a huge portion may have been too much. A side of veg might be appreciated by other diners who try it. However, my particular choice of Carpaccio alongside the gnocchi provide a great flavour and textural contrast, and I was comfortably full and enjoyed the meal immensely.

The waiter and waitress checked on us a couple of times throughout the meal and we definitely felt like our custom was appreciated. The meal was worth every penny and look forward go trying it again for either lunch or a special dinner.

  • Visited November 2011
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