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“Lovely Italian on the marina! ”
Review of Il Lamparo

Il Lamparo
Ranked #19 of 197 Restaurants in Vilamoura
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Free Wifi
Free glass of wine
House wine really lovely for 100cl carafe
Service really good
Pasta excellent - pesto linguine
Pizza so so
Price v good

Thank PaulYorath
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

This restaurant has a mix of Italian food and Euro typical stable. We probably eat here 6-8 times per year and some things are consistently good (eg carpaccio, veal, pasta etc) but the fish is surprisingly mediocre. Service is very hit and miss, this time we had a great waiter and he was prompt, efficient and friendly without being pushy. The table beside us with a different waiter spent most of the night in met down- I reckon once a year we end up with poor service. That aspect is a bit disappointing given that for the marina area it is premium priced

Thank Jim P
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

We live just out of Albufeira and fancied a change of scenery for dinner. we rarely go to Vilamoura but we are very glad we chose this restaurant. We skipped straight to mains. I had a pasta dish which was superb and my boyfriend really enjoyed his sea bass fillet. We then decided to order desserts and well they were amazing. We had the cheesecake and tiramisu, beautiful. Overall lovely setting and lovely food!!

Thank LotteD1994
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

Really don’t understand why this is always packed, which it was every night we walked past.

Don’t get me wrong it’s ok to good Italian food, but not great.

Also we sat right next to the kitchen door and serving area, the regulars got the better seats!!! If you go, don’t sit near the kitchen door. The waiters are super fast to the point of rushing about all the time, every 10 second one of them came flying past our table. They need to learn to smile a bit more as well.

2 pizza and one past dish, on a par with our average Italians at home.

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Thank Food_Lovers70
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Has great views over marina outside but so so disappointed 35euros for surf and turf and was tepid to say the least, tiger prawn also cold.... Very great service couldn't be friendlier seafood linguine ordered by partner with tiger prawn, again disappointing.... Would maybe be mindful of this when ordering during busy times

Thank Ruth H
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