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“As Italian as it can get..”
Review of Da Paolo Westlake

Da Paolo Westlake
Ranked #190 of 2,258 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: An authentic Italian restaurant on a beautiful location on banks of West Lake. The restaurant has been established since 2010. It is extremely popular with local residents, business people and families. Ideal place for tasting authentic Italian fare such as pizzas, pastas, risotto, and lot more. We believe in traditions. All food is cooked in traditional Italian style. Even the oven we use for baking pizzas, is traditional Italian oven, fired by wood, to give it the unique natural taste that is difficult to find in other modern pizzeria. Our customers, many of whom have been with us since the start, have been our best critics, and have always told us about what they really think about the changes we make. This is because they feel it is their place as well as ours.
Roden, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“As Italian as it can get..”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

Hanoi is a busy place. Eating at Da Paolo was like being in Itally. Even the scooters in front of the restaurent and the view over West Lake gave a feelling totally different from the hectic existance in Hanoi.
The kitchen was perfect and all the italian flavours were there. This is not just a tourist restaurent you would expect to find in itally. This is one you would find after searching for Michelin stars.
In my opinion haute cuisine Italian style in Vietnam.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Hieronymus D
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Brindisi, Italy
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best of Hanoi!”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

The pizza at this fine Italian restaurant is equal to any we enjoyed when we lived in Italy. Personal favorites are the Quattro Stagione and Capricciosa. Salads are wonderful as well, and the wine list is extensive.

The decor of Da Polo is elegant, with hardwood floors, quality work from local artists, and a lovely view of Tay Ho, West Lake.

The owner, a northern Italian, is generally onsite to monitor quality and service.

Great dining experience for a special occasion or pizza on a gray, windy Sunday afternoon!

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Brindisiexpat
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Da Lat, Vietnam
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food in a Great Location”
Reviewed January 21, 2012

Lovely location away from the bustle of the city, start with a drink on the shore of the Westlake move to the bar and then t your table, food is great, prices somewhat reasonable and service quite nice.
Combination of things with solid Italian Food!

Thank BmwinVietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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“Average food and poor service”
Reviewed November 11, 2011

I had dinner few quite a few times but last night was a bit too much. Pizza was salty, tastless risotto. Staff was too busy chatting on phone and each other. We had to shout out to get their attention and also help ourself for our water glasses. I don't think it worth to make a comeback.

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1 Thank vietnamesegod
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Modena, Italy
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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“excellent indeed. best italian food in hanoi. so far..”
Reviewed October 6, 2011

excellent, best italian food in town so far.

excellent wine list. Try the "Chianti Giobatta", it is a very new concept of Chianti, i always have this

best pizza too.

I always use it also for delivery of pizza.

I find it a bit expensive, somehow. but it is justified

all in all, i go there twice a week. i am italian, it is also comfort food.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank beingandrea
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