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“Friendly host and delicious pasta”
Review of Da Gavino

Da Gavino
Ranked #929 of 10,696 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $28
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Chueca
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Friendly host and delicious pasta”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

We had a blue cheese pasta and a bolognase pasta both very delicious. We were served free appetizers and the beer was cold. After we had finish we were served fruit gratis. The owners are very special people and treated us like old friends. Definitely recommend this place for a reasonable, warm and friendly meal.

Visited July 2013
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“Cute place, good food, and great prices! ”
Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Definitely a great lunch spot! The menu del dia 1 is only 7.50 euros amd includes drink, tapas, meal, dessert, ans coffee! Food is very good, we had lasagna con carne ans pasta carbonara vegetariano. The carbonara was one of the best i have had! Very cutely themed, free wifi and great service. I would definitely remommend this place.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“I don't understand all these glowing reviews”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We were looking for a more casual meal near our hotel and were impressed with all the 5* reviews. It is a very casual, small, inexpensive neighborhood restaurant, with a limited menu, featuring 3 types of lasagna, as well as other pasta dishes. The service was friendly, although English not well understood. After a discussion hampered by our bad Spanish and his bad English, we ordered lasagna with eggplant appetizers. First came starters of bruschetta on somewhat stale bread, then a heavy eggplant parmigiano appetizer. The lasagna was also overly rich, with alot of cheese and cream and not many mushrooms. Both hot dishes had clearly been prepared well in advance and reheated. We did have a good, reasonably priced wine (chosen from the bottles on the counter-they have no wine list). Maybe with better choices, it would be an ok cheap local restaurant. But reviewers who rave that this was the best Italian restaurant in their lives must have led oddly sheltered lives.

  • Visited June 2013
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Princeton, New Jersey
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“Incredible surprise!”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

With the help of Trip Advisor, I picked this restaurant tonight for my brother`s birthday dinner, and the quality blew us away. The pasta dishes were delicious and rich, yet light at the same time. The place was small, with enthusiastic and kind patrons and owners. The best Italian food our family has ever had, and a must-visit for a great meal in Madrid!

  • Visited June 2013
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Madrid, Spain
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“Excellent food and it was in same house as our hotel”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We find the place in last evening while staying in Madrid. Walked many times by but didnt need food then but at last we were hungry and grumpy and happened t walk in this little restaurant. Service was nice and we managed to understand each other. Food was terrific and was just beyond my expectations. If you happen to be near visit this place, I recommend it
BR, Jyrki from FInland

  • Visited June 2013
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