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“Overpriced and mediocre”
Review of La Magnolia

La Magnolia
Ranked #7 of 195 Restaurants in Ramsgate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $45
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Overpriced and mediocre”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Visited this restaurant on sat 11th August. My husband ordered risotto magnolia which was priced at £16.95 perhaps because it was the most expensive thing on the menu! This consisted of rice, two small scallops and two large probably far eastern farmed prawns and a langoustine. The rice had no flavour of fish at all. I had canneloni, which was ok but quite small for £11.95. My daughter had two slices of chicken escallops and some sautee pots which again were nothing special and overpriced.
As most of the reviews for this restaurant are glowing, I can only think that we were unlucky. The restaurant was absolutely packed, so perhaps the management is sacrificing quality for quantity.

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“Fabulous location, fantastic food, wonderful staff!”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

My husband and I went for a meal at la magnolia last night and had a wonderful time. The food was fabulous and the waiters were excellent and knowledgable. We had the mussels, garlic bread for two and mixed sea platter...overllooking ramsgate harbour on a summers evening...brilliant!

  • Visited August 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Location, Great Weather”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Lovely restaurat in a great location overlooking Ramsgate marina. Great fresh fish and lovely atmosphere. We were lucky to get a table, so best to book.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Springlight
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A lovely Italian restaurant in Ramsgate.”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

We had walked past La Magnolia on a couple of evenings and noted how busy it was. So we decided to try it tonight, luckily we did book as when we arrived at 7.30, the place was already very crowded. Tables are reasonably set apart, the service was very good and the food was excellent. Well cooked and very hot. Very attentive waiters made for an enjoyable meal. The atmosphere in the restaurant was very good too. Highly recommended!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Martyn C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“"Holiday" gem”
Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

We visited Ramsgate on the spur of the moment. Stumbled upon La Magnolia which we saw from the harbour. Quite a busy place, clearly very popular. Great choice from the menu and good views. We had meats and King Prawns to start followed by swordfish and spaghetti for my wife, and I had a calzone pizza - very authentic. Both meals delicious, washed down with Peroni and a glass if house white. We will return next time we're here !

  • Visited August 2013
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