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“Extremely pleasant meal.”
Review of La Cantina - CLOSED

La Cantina
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed March 24, 2014

We booked this restaurant as it was close to where we were staying and tired after a day sightseeing. We made a reservation but not really necessary as only one other couple eating. Having said this the food was excellent and the chef came to the table and explained the menu to us and his wife was extremely chatty and friendly. The portions were quite large and we struggled eating the main course. Authentic Italian food and not for the faint hearted if you don't like garlic! They only took cash payment on the night but this was explained when booking.

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Thank Julie W
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

I don't know why we haven't been here before, but our first visit certainly won't be our last. A really helpful phone call about the menu when we booked set the tone for our visit, and the service, food and ambience of the restaurant were all excellent. The food is gloriously fresh and a complete change from the standard dishes in many Italian restaurants; the flavours and textures are great and the whole meal was a delight. A couple of small criticisms: both of us found our meat slightly chewy (I had the lamb dish and my wife the steak) and the delicious limoncello mousse had not set completely. Perhaps also a slight over-reliance on preserved lemons, but these are minor criticisms of a lovely meal and a really pleasant and relaxing evening.

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Thank GilesP
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Visited again for a Saturday night meal. All of our party enjoyed the quality food for very reasonable prices. The ambience is good and the staff are very welcoming and professional.

We also returned as a couple on a weekday for a pizza deal. The food again was excellent. We had a chat with the chef which further convinced of his knowledge and skill and that is one of the top restaurants in Chester.

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Thank Michael B
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is the best Italian restaurant I have been to in a long time. The food is authentic Italian with fresh ingredients and the staff look after you very well. It is a family run restaurant and the atmosphere was very friendly and Italian. The cost was very reasonable - I was actually expecting the final bill to be much more having also had some very nice wine! I was spoilt for choice on the menu and will definitely be returning in the near future.

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Thank alexl987
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

My family and I have visited La Cantina on several occasions. The freshly cooked authentic Italian food is always delicious and it is obvious that there is no skimping on ingredients as the meals are of excellent quality and cooked fresh on order. The service provided is second to none with very friendly staff who on every occasion make us feel very welcome, as though we are one of the family. The owners Mark & Liz are very proud of their Italian background and this shows at the counter area where there are lots of photos of Italian relatives. There is always a great atmosphere in La Cantina and would recommend to any visitors to the City and also to any local people.

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Thank Julie H
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