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“Disappointed this time”

Posillipo Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #46 of 376 Restaurants in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $34
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Childhood friends Enzo Espedito welcome you to a little taste of Napoli with Osteria Posillipo Pizzaria ��� quite likely one of Canterbury���s friendliest restaurants. Decorated in relaxing woods, this light, airy space has the added bonus of being located near the Marlowe Theatre. An in-house wood-fired stone oven is visible from the open-plan kitchen on the ground floor, allowing hungry diners watch their pizzas bubble away the traditional way. Not in the mood for pizza? Traditional Italian favourites are the name of the game here, including fresh, homemade pasta like spaghetti a vongole.
Reviewed December 31, 2012

We've eaten here before and had lovely true Italian food with excellent service however this time we came with 12 people for a staff Christmas party and we're distinctly unimpressed.
Firstly the table wasn't ready for us although we were 5 mins late so we all had to stand in very cramped conditions while they put the tables together with no word of apology. The tables were distinctly sticky -surely not difficult to give a good clean - which felt really unpleasant.. Secondly, 2 of our guests had chairs pressed up against poles so they had to keep well tucked in all night which looked very uncomfortable and claustrophobic .
Thirdly, we placed our order by 8:30 only to be told that three people had to change their dishes as they'd run out of chicken! On a Saturday night in December when they're fully booked, that is surely terrible planning.
The food was ok but nothing great.
I got the impression that as this was their really busy time they didn't care too much about anything. It's a real shame. One of the waiters is an absolute delight but the rest of the staff were very surly. I know for sure that we won't be going back next year for our Christmas do.
On another note the Posillipo in Faversham is wonderful!

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

It is one of the best Italian restaruants I have ever visited. The food is delicious and the other positive point is that you can watch it being made. The staff is very welcoming and their service is always at very high standard! You can see that they do all their best to satisfy you.

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Thank David A
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

We visited this piece of Italy in Canterbury for a family lunch. The staff were welcoming and the food was freshly cooked. As for the authenticity and flavour - we were transported back to our last visit to Naples and Campania - delicious!

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Thank KAFFP
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

My first time eating here and very pleased we did. Attentive serving staff, real Italian tasting food and we were sat next to a table of friendly Italians-that must be a good recommendation! Wood fired Pizza oven as well and the Pizzas looked delicious. We are having them next time!

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Thank Philip K
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

This place is amazing!! The staff are always so lovely and so friendly they always look after you well. Even went it's busy they have tried there hardest to fit us in. You can watch the food being made. The quality of the food is amazing, we come here a lot and it's amazing. A lot better than the other two places as well.

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Thank shoeshk
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