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“Best value for money in Ouagadougou” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Verdoyant

Le Verdoyant
Ranked #1 of 110 Restaurants in Ouagadougou
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, French, Pizza, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rome, Italy
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205 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Best value for money in Ouagadougou”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

When you head to Le Verdoyant, there are several things for certain: the place will be lively, the food excellent, and the service, quick and competent (not so frequent in this nice little town). Plus the bill won't give you a shock! Yes, they have great pizzas. But - and this is the surprise in a landlocked country, and a poor one at that - there is this delicious fish! Sole, daurade, tuna, and - wait for this one - lobster! All very reasonably priced, and excellent. No wonders the large yard gets full by 8 pm.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is definitely one of the better restaurants in Ouagadougou, and is very popular with expats and locals alike. There are several options for pizza in Ouaga and, depending on the day, each of them can be very good. This is one of the few that is consistently good. Paper thin pizza crusts, good choice of toppings, and quick service.

That, and a nice cold beer, are exactly what's needed on a hot afternoon in Ouaga.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cam T
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good Hangout with Consistent Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is the restaurant I go to with my family when I just don't want to go anywhere else. The food good, but the menu is similar to other menus in Burkina Faso with the exception of dessert. Verdoyant has the best dessert menu in town. Sometimes they have strawberry dessert out of season! The serving staff is friendly and attentive, but not annoying. There is only outdoor seating so it can be a bit hot. They do what they can with swamp coolers and fans, but it can still get a bit uncomfortable. The steak is good, but the pizza is better elsewhere. We do not order pizza when we go. They are closed for breakfast and the restaurant is easy enough to get to from the UN Circle. Overall it is a good place to go and eat with the family and enjoy a good meal with awesome dessert.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Excellent pizzas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Some of the best pizzas I've ever had outside Italy. If you like thin crust, Le Verdoyant is your place. Crusts so thin they were barely even there, very good ingredients, very quickly made, in a nice, comfortable setting. I ate there several times in a two-week trip to Ouagadougou.

Visited June 2013
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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108 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“best place in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

I love everything about this place, have been eating here every time I visit Ouaga, since 1997. Always spot on

Visited June 2013
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