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“New Year Delight”
Review of La Magnolia

La Magnolia
Ranked #8 of 195 Restaurants in Ramsgate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $45
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Family business with a beautiful view and Alfresco sitting on the Ramsgate harbor and authentic Italian cuisine, our dishes are created with passion and with great care for the quality of the products, have a wood-burning oven for pizza, we also won the prestigious award for best restaurant Italian in kent 2009
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“New Year Delight”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We went for a family New Years Dinner at this italian restaurant - what a great time was had by all!!
Food was first class (my Venison was superb) and everything flowed including wine champagne AND the service - having been disappointed in the past by other establishments not being able to cope with such events
- not so 'La Magnolia' which should alter it's name to 'La Magnificent'!!
Most definitely on my list for future family events
We started the 2013 New Year very happy

  • Visited January 2013
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Lancashire, UK
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“Very nice Italian, lovely meal”
Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Visited on a weekday evening, had a lovely meal, much better than your standard pizza/pasta fayre. Accommodating of requested tweaks to dishes and delicious starters and mains. The only thing preventing me giving a five-blob review is, as a previous reviewer mentioned, the dodgy pudding menu, slightly reminiscent of those you get in some Chinese restaurants with the ice cream penguins on (but Italian style). And whilst pudding was nice, it wasn't up to the standard of the rest of the meal (and came with dodgy squirty cream!) Oh, and as the restaurant became very busy, the standard of service dropped from excellent to acceptable (v long wait to order pudding, and we had to ask for the bill twice). We'd go again, but not be as greedy, and skip dessert.

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boa vista
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“New Year's Day Dinner”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We have just returned from a family holiday to Ramsgate to celebrate New Year. 13 adults and 2 children ate at La magnolia on New Year's Day and the food was fantastic. We were all served at the same time and the staff were friendly and helpful. We chose the party menu 2 which is very good value at £23.95.
Lucca the manager recommended a traditional festive dessert which was delicious and soaked in Italian coffee and Amaretto!!!
We are all keen to visit again soon to sample more from their superb menu.
Lee and family.

  • Visited January 2013
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dfgsdfgdfg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Really Good”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Very nice food. My partner and I both enjoyed it very much.
Really friendly staff and a very nice atmosphere. A lovely free starter of dough balls with a tomato butter brought to the table when we arrived. We also ordered a veal starter which was great. Then I had Chicken Chianti and my partner had Pappardelle (I forget what with but it was all very nice and portions are large). Only slight criticism was that the deserts seem a bit 'off the peg' and the menu for deserts is pre-printed - therefore no specials - they seemed a bit ordinary and had squirty cream on them - which was a total mismatch with the high quality of the rest of the meal. Don't let it put you off - its a good place and in summer you can sit outside and have lovely sea views (I think the whole restaurant is opened up on warmer days as the doors seem to pull back).

We will definitely go back and perhaps try different desserts next time - It was really good! We ate early and were only one of three couples in the restaurant but by the time we left the place was buzzing. Make sure you book!

  • Visited December 2012
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brasserie style food & atmosphere”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Enjoyable italian food.My wife reckons she had the best smoked duck salad ever & my tuna & tiramisu were also excellent.Good service.I will be back.

  • Visited December 2012
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