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“Not as good as it was on our previous visits”
Review of Caffe Pasta

Caffe Pasta
Ranked #14 of 143 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Not as good as it was on our previous visits”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

We visit Caffe Pasta everytime we come to St. Ives, which is roughly every twelve months and we have found it to be a lovely meal and overall dining experience on each of our visits.
This year we visited St. Ives with family and recommended that we eat at Caffe Pasta. We had a lovely table by the window overlooking the harbour and the service was absolutely fine.
Two of our party ordered sirloin steak, one to be cooked well done, and the other to be cooked medium rare. When the meals arrived both steaks appeared to be cooked well done. We called over the waitress and asked if she had took the order correctly, to which she replied that she had. We informed her that the one steak was overcooked and it was supposed to be medium rare. She offered to have another steak cooked and assured us that it would not take too long to do. When the second attempt came it was pretty much spot on, which begs the question why it was not right first time?
Not a major minus for the restaurant, and to be fair they dealt with the problem in the correct way, but if you're paying a premium for a steak and are asked how you would like it cooked, then it should be right first time otherwise what's the point in asking? Our family that visited with us for their first time probably have the impression that the restaurant is average at best, but we know that it is normally really good, so it's a bit of a shame.

  • Visited June 2014
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Telford, England, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Saturday Lunch”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

Booked a table half an hour in advance in order to benefit from the great views this restaurant can offer .

We have eaten here many times before which is a testament to the good food and service that this place always delivers.

The pizzas in particular are of a very high standard, and the desserts are always world class.

Limited wine menu, but fairly priced, and covers most tastes.

At £60 for a long lunch for two including wine ,caffe Pasta offers excellent value for money in a beautiful central location right on the harbour beach front.

  • Visited June 2014
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Cornwall
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Perfect spot”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Just had lunch here for first time lovely spot looking out over the harbour . clean friendly ,excellent menu choice. we had homemade soup and shared a pzza which was delicious.would definitely visit again .

  • Visited June 2014
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat lunch which would have a nice variety on the menu to suit everyone. The food was fresh and good value for a sea front restuaurant. The food was ordered and served within 30 mins. I had the cajun chicken tagliatelle which was delicious. I would definitely eat here again

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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great food and great service”
Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

The food here is fresh and delicious! Service with a smile and they are more than happy to cater to any specific requirements as everything is freshly made! I had the salmon and dil tagliatelle for mains and it was scrumptious. We were too full to get desserts but I'm sure they would've been delicious no doubt.

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Thank Uzma G
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