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“Tourist Trap - poor food, high prices. If nice weather, have a drink outside, then move on.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vallocaia

Vallocaia
Ranked #151 of 1,875 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $92
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Old Town
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Tourist Trap - poor food, high prices. If nice weather, have a drink outside, then move on.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2011

Food is very mediocre and overpriced, definitely a tourist trap. When we complained about crunchy risotto, the waiter became argumentative and said it was "al dente". Right. No apology or attempt to correct. The place has a fantastic location and will continue to bring in unsuspecting tourists which is a shame since they will be disappointed by the food. If you are passing by on a nice day and a table is free, have a drink. They get that right at least. But as a restaurant, it is an embarrassment to Italian cuisine.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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27 restaurant reviews
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“Great location, nice interior, run of the...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2009

Great location, nice interior, run of the mill Italian food.

Liguria is proof that Italian cuisine is both the easiest and the hardest to get right. Each dish had all the right ingredients, but unfortunately each dish just lacked any real flavour. The Papardelle Duck Ragout had all the right ingredients, but just tasted bland. Likewise the mussels and sea snails spaghettini.

Staff were a mixed bag - some attentive and nice, others just giving off that special form of bored indifference.

Great outdoor dining in summer.

Winelist pretty good - especially by the glass.

This is basically a tourist Italian restaurant - aimed at passers by from out of town. Too pricey for the quality of food, but the position and ambience may be just make up for it if that's important to you.

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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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