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“Disappointed” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sa Playa

Sa Playa
Ranked #31 of 454 Restaurants in Viareggio
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Busy restaurant/pizzeria/bar on seafront
North Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disappointed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

We were very disappointed with this boardwalk pizzeria - once we were seated we were told
that we had to order a minimum or could not be served. We had wanted pizza, salad, drinks and possibly desert - when I mentioned tripadvisor the owner said he would serve us if we
sat at a small table in a corner for two - there were three of us - this table could barely hold a pizza forget the salad and drinks. - in all my years of traveling to Italy I have never encountered such treatment - they had several empty tables - sorry Sa Playa you are off my list.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Sometimes the best is easy to find!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Right at the Viareggio boulevard you would probably not expect such quality as in italy everyone wants to find his own secret top spot where a grandmother still cooks here sugo for hours and hours... sometimes you just have to stop trying to outsmart everyone else and go there where the poeple queue for a table! Great food, good service, fine location, top atmosphere! Thank you guys! Great night!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank estebandrinbodega
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Helsinki, Finland
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Don't judge this for its appearance - the food was really good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Sa Playa with its beachy decor and colouring looks like one of the those rip-off beach restaurants that the rivieras are lined-up with. The restaurant came with recommendations from our hotel (Hotel Residence Esplanade). We were looking for something simple but good quality. There was a cueue in front and we were promised a table in 10 minutes. This looked unlikely and after 20 minutes, it wasn't looking promising. But the crew combined tables-for-two and seated us in probably the best part of the terrace. Service was friendly and our pastas and pizzas were really good. This was clearly one of the more crowded restaurants on the whole promenade and there were lots of locals who dined here.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Egotrippi
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Bushey, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Good food at reasonable prices but slow service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

We got the last table that wasn't reserved which unfortunately was in a 'corridor' between the building and one of the two main seating areas. It was a bit cramped and one of the waiters had difficulty in getting past without kicking our table. It was also rather warm as the fans in the other areas didn't reach us.

Our order was taken quickly and the drinks brought quickly. Unfortunately our food took over 30 minutes, by far the longest of any restaurant in the past 12 days of our stay. We reckon they couldn't quite cope with the numbers.

The food was well cooked and the portions large and the cost very reasonable. We would consider going back if we could get a different table and at a less busy time.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jacqal
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Herts
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115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Great place to eat.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

This place is so popular, there is a large choice of food, seafood was excellent and very popular, try the calamari and sea bass.
There can sometimes be a queue but the guy will tell you how long you have to wait, we never waited more an ten minutes and they go all out to make sure you are seated quickly. Service is efficient and friendly. We ate there several times, you cant help going back!

Visited June 2013
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4 Thank LeeBKHerts
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