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“Best food ever!!”
Review of La Fattoria

La Fattoria
Ranked #18 of 555 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best food ever!!”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Have been here 4 times now and each time i enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant and the gorgeous food. Booked a table of 21 for my 21st birthday. The restaurant was packed on the night but without failure or fault we all got our meals together. I recommend that you book even if there is only two people as you do not want to be disappointed as it does get busy even at lunch times! I highly recommend the tomato garlic bread and the meatballs in tomato sauce...delicious!! Even better food than what i experienced when i was in Rome! Excellenct value for money as the portions are huge! Great place for a lunch, romantic meal or birthday party of all ages! I will definately be going back next time i go shopping!! Love this place!!

Thank Belle H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, friendly staff, looking forward to coming back”
Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

Lovely Italian place, with very friendly staff and good food in generous portions. Went there on a Saturday early afternoon and it was packed (should really have reservation for peak times). Cheerful atmosphere. Would definitely come back.

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Thank Maceshica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Terrible customer service!”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

We were holidaying in Chester, and after wandering about looking at menus decided to try La Fattoria. There looked to be quite a few free tables, so we went in. A member of staff glared at us and carried on walking as we entered. Staff walked about cleaning tables, so I said excuse me to a waiter and explained that we hadn't booked, and asked if he had a table for two. To which his response was an angry "Maybe!". He then walked away, leaving us standing in the doorway and continued wiping tables, and shouting at other staff members in Italian. We waited a few minutes, another couple entered too, who also got ignored. In the end we walked out. Absolutely disgusting customer service. I've never felt so unwelcome in a restaurant in all my life. We ended up eating at The Living Room, which was beautiful.

  • Visited September 2012
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5 Thank LhiannanShee
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good food and service but language barrier”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Had a very nice meal here today and service was very good but would have been better if there wasnt such a language barrier. We ordered garlic bread to come with the main and they brought us plates for it so questionned it there and then as we got the feeling they had made a mistake and were bringing it as a starter. They went to check and brought it out saying the mains were on their way. 15 minutes later mains arrive so rather than admit they made a mistake and cook a new garlic bread to arrive the same time as the mains, they just lied to us.... this didnt go down well.

However everything else was spot on. Food was very good. After traveling to Italy over summer the food here was better seasoned here than in italy so very impressed. Other than the above issue service was good as they accidentally knocked over my glass and no questions asked went to get me another and changed the glass, even though it was clean as it only touched the table, so this was very good of them.

Just a shame they messed up the garlic bread order and then lied about it but we would go back.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank suzky123
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Ingleton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely food and attentive service ....will be visiting again!”
Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

Very busy restaurant - always a good sign! - when we arrived but managed to bag a table!

Mussels and calamari to start - both lovely really tasty well cooked. Side of fresh focaccia bread still warm and beautiful taste.
Pizza and seafood pasta for mains - pasta dish was another really tasty and very generous offering - recommended!!
Pizza was usual cliched offerings of Americana and fungi and margarita etc...would have liked to have seen something different and more true to italian flavor and quality ingredients on offer (but then I am a pizza snob living near to the best place for a pizza I have ever had the honour of stepping foot in!) ...I had the American hot and it delivered exactly what it said on the tin fresh from the pizza oven and i ate every bit, so I can't complain!

People waiting for tables as we left but we were not rushed and service was great regardless of how busy it was - an empty drink never went unnoticed!

Would recommend and will be visiting ourselves again next time we make a trip to Chester!

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1 Thank Dani_G1988
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