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“Good food”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Ultimo

Cafe Ultimo
Ranked #1,871 of 2,308 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Price range: $39 - $158
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Inner Vesterbro
Description: Café Ultimo is an Italian restaurant in historic Tivoli Gardens in the heart of Copenhagen. The restaurant can trace its origins back to 1883, with the construction of a circular open-air dance floor near Stadsgraven, the city's reservoir. In 1923, the building was redeveloped into a tea room, and the characteristic columns added, giving the building just the right nostalgic feel. The columns are still there, but cakes have been replaced by exquisite Italian-inspired food, using only the finest ingredients. 21st century design has also made its mark on the building, and Café Ultimo is now a bright space with light coming in from all sides and through a large skylight, creating a unique atmosphere.
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

A nice place within the Tivoli compound in Copenhagen. The food is good, but we were not too impressed by the service level. A small tip: When the temperature goes up, the more important to serve the rose-wine chilled (and not room tempered)...

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Oslo13
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  • Danish first
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English first
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Overpriced food and very small menu”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

On a cold winters evening we went into this cosy looking restaurant for an italian experience. Well, we are not convinced. The service was very superficial as you could expect in a large and busy place like this.

The meny was very small and if you did not want one of the 4 pasta dishes or 4 pizzas, there was just 4 other main courses to choose from. All written in italian - what the heck is a dorade? I had to ask for translation - and they were out of dorades so the waiter did not bother to explain that course to me he said. Afterwards I found out that it was seabass. Why couldn't he just said so?

We went for the parma ham pizza, which was plain but good. Topped with fresh rocket sallad and garlic oil it had a lot of taste. But very overpriced I think. So I think I will look for another restaurant in Tivoli next time.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Mountain_08
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An awful experience”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We visited Copenhagen and Tivoli from 17th-24th October. Copenhagen and Tivoli were great, Cafe Ultimo was awful. We had been there when we visited Tivoli 6 years ago and had a nice meal so decided to go again on the final evening before we left Copenhagen to round off what had been a very nice holiday. We arrived around 8pm. The service was slow even though the restaurant was not busy. We had to ask for bread as we were not offered any. Because we had a Tivoli season ticket wild card we were entitled to a complimentary glass of prosecco but despite reminding the waiting staff twice this never appeared. All of our main courses were way too salty. We asked to see the dessert menu, which we were given but then the waiter went off and didn't come back. Eventually we gave up on dessert and had to get up and go find a waiter at the counter and ask for the bill. This was the worst meal we had during our visit to Copenhagen and when we come back to Tivoli we definitely will not be visiting Cafe Ultimo again.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Graham M
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Terrible food! Would never visit again...”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

My partner and I visited Tivoli last month. We arrived at Cafe Ultimo at around 9.35pm and were told that the kitchen was closing at 10pm. We decided pretty quickly what we wanted from the menu. Our waiter didn't come back to us until 9.50pm as he was too busy fawning over some business men nearby. We ordered two pizzas. About 10 minutes later we were presented with what I can only call slop. The pizzas in question were soaken in fat and were inedible. We were both very disappointed as it is a beautiful restaurant and we expected better. Pizza Hut would have done a better job. I've previously been in Tivoli and had amazing food but on this occasion I was deeply disappointed. When I visit Tivoli again I certainly won't be going there again!!!

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Thank davidb72
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Stonington, Connecticut
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120 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Skip the bread!”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Once the bread was set on our table and the waiter walked away we quickly had some only to be disappointed. We shouldn’t have been, after all, it is rare to come across a really great restaurant within an amusement park, right? Well, we sure were proved wrong because after the bread, we were quite pleasantly surprised and truly enjoyed our meal.

Visited July 2012
Thank Trvlng4fun
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