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“Simple and tasty version of Spanish Paella”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Particolare - CLOSED

Il Particolare
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Centro
Forest Hills, New York
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Simple and tasty version of Spanish Paella”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

My husband and I were looking for a restaurant close to the Plaza de Oriente since our half-day tour to Aranjuez was not due to start until 3 p.m. Since we only had about an hour and 20 minutes, we had to stay in the Plaza de Oriente neighborhood. Il Particolare was open for lunch. We explained the time constraints and they were very accommodating. We shared a salad, paella as main course, and panna cotta for dessert. The Paella was nicely done: not too "busy," the rice was cooked in a nice broth, and the seafood in the paella was fresh. We enjoyed our delicious lunch and expressed just that in their guest book. The menu is extensive. Had we had more time in Madrid, we would have loved to come back for dinner.

  • Visited September 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good italian restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012 via mobile

I'm Italian, I was in this restaurant while in Madrid for work. The restaurant is in a lateral street close to a theater. The food has been good, especially the antipasto. The rest is a good selection of italian recipees. I do not know if the chef is Italian, but he made good work. I ordered also a risotto with asparagus and mussels, the idea was ok, but they should use a better quality rice (maybe Italian). Price were ok, I recommend it as an alternative to spanish restaurant in case you want to try something different from jamon and cochinillo.

Ciao

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117 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Very good raw food,good italian wine,cousy atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2012

Very good offer,nice small cousy place opposite room mate mario.perfect for quiet evening and saturday lunch

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perth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable meal at a reasonable price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2011

Wanting a change from tapas we chose this restaurant as it was across from our hotel (Room Mate Mario). Just up the road from Real Teatro. There was both the a la carte menu as well as the menu of the day - 3 courses for €19.50 or another menu, 3 courses for €22. my partner enjoyed the gazpacho and the seafood (good quality mussels and prawns) and I enjoyed the salad (fresh and tasty) and mushroom risotto. Dessert was beyond us unfortunately. The restaurant's decor is reasonably modern and the background music relaxing. We can recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited October 2011
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