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“Good... but not the "best"”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Little Italy

Little Italy
Ranked #21 of 251 Restaurants in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good... but not the "best"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2012

Went to Little Italy after watching it climb to the top of Tripadvisor. Being that there are so many nice restaurants in Inverness, it was quite a surprise to see Little Italy get to the top.

The restaurant itself is very traditional, like a proper Italian restaurant which is unique in itself for Inverness. It has a great authentic look about the place, nicely decorated and the tabes are set comfortably without being too crowded. It isn't a large place. As it's January we were looking at getting into a nice cosy restaurant out of the cold and into the warmth, however this wasn't to be. The heating didn't appear on and it was very cold - my partner kept on her coat throughout the meal.

Service was good. We were served by the lone member of staff and he was very good, attended to our needs well and happy to be of our attention.

The food also was very good. I had the chicken liversto start which was cooked in a tomato and chilli sauce and served with toasted garlic bread, and to follow I had the lasagne. I was very happy with my choice. My partner had the Seafood Tagliatelle and she too was very happy with her choice.

For service, food, and traditional Italian-ness, this is a great little place to eat, and given a bit of warmth then I'd say very good for a romantic meal.

However, due to the cold environment I wouldn't choose Little Italy over other restaurants for a romantic dining experience.

Good, but not the best in Inverness. For Italian I prefer Riva.

  • Visited January 2012
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“Will be back for more and more...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

My family and I came for a meal on a busy Saturday lunch and it felt like we were in Italy! The food was all cooked to perfection and the atmosphere was buzzing with friendly staff and authentic Italian music! Will be back...

  • Visited January 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Not very good, although very cheap (guess you get what you pay for)”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

This restaurant had so much promise considering its rank on here (which is why i went).
internal decor was a bit drab or maybe even tacky. The food although to their credit it was served quickly and hot, but lacked freshness (including fresh pasta), seasoning, presentation and taste. i couldn't even bring myself to finish it which is not like me at all. This is NOT what Italian food should be like. However if you are looking for a cheap take on Italian food at a very low cost then this may be for you.

  • Visited September 2011
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Well I Never Knew This Was Here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2012

Lived in the area for years, never knew this place existed, our loss.

What can I say that hasn't already been said by others. Excellent food and service, great atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

  • Visited January 2012
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Essex
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“Outstanding!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

Me and my partner came to Inverness for the weekend and ate here on our first night after reading the brilliant reviews on trip advisor! We defiantly were not disappointed! The restaurant only has about 10 tables and has a real family Italian feel, the waiter was lovely and cracked jokes with us! We were surprised when we got the bill, the price was so reasonable!! Would defiantly recommend xxxxx

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