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“Mediocre”

La Piazza Restaurant
Ranked #149 of 660 Restaurants in Riyadh
Price range: $0 - $60
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Experience fine dining with our Italian cuisine.
Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
Reviewed June 9, 2012

This restaurant is obviously very proud of their number 1 rating among Riyadh restaurants on TripAdvisor. So proud that it is printed on the back of the waiters' uniforms. Very tacky. The tackiness continues with the decor of the restaurant which resembles a display at a hardware store. Food isn't up to five start standards, and it is very easy to find better Italian food in the city. I recommend Olivio's a the radisson in particular or la cucina at the faisaliyah hotel. Service was friendly enough, but it is also worth mentioning that the restaurant opened 10 minutes after opening time. Maybe i will go again to try the pasta since I this time I only had pizza and a fiorentina steak.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank JPHotelier
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sheratonriyadh, Manager at La Piazza Restaurant, responded to this review, June 10, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your valuable comment.
We are very disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not as you have expected.
The La piazza theme gives you a sense of an old Italian village while dinning under the stars.
Yes we are proud of what we do and we are more proud of guests like you who are always giving us a reason to do a better service. We hope to serve you again in our restaurant and to be up to your expectations.
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  • German first
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English first
Riyadh
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Bad”
Reviewed May 26, 2012 via mobile

Very bad no taste no feeling it's not italian it's anything else the place is good the serving is good too

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Thank Aaldaej
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sheratonriyadh, Manager at La Piazza Restaurant, responded to this review, June 10, 2012
Dear Aaldaej

Thank you for your time to post your comment for our restaurant. We are always glad to serve you at our restaurant. Please note that we prepare our food with ONLY the freshest and best quality ingredients specially selected for you. We do not use frozen foods, and we only use extra vergine olive oil imported from italy for all our cooking. Our chef is always ready for you to make a demonstration (cook with the chef) any time you want.

We are looking forward to have you again in our restaurant.
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Level 6 Contributor
60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Weekday Lunchtime Special”
Reviewed May 19, 2012

My wife and I tried the weekday lunchtime special which is until 5pm. It really was great value with a large salad as a starter, pizza or pasta for the main meal and a choice of dessert.

We each had a different choice on each course and we were really pleased with each part of the meal we had which was tremendous value for under SR90 for both of us.

Highly recommended, can be extremely busy at times and the staff appear a bit stretched when the restaurant is full, but overall great value and we will return.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank JGLKI
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sheratonriyadh, Manager at La Piazza Restaurant, responded to this review, June 9, 2012
Thank you for taking time to give us your valuable comment about La piazza restaurant. It was a pleasure serving you and we are looking forward for having you again in our restaurant.
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Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Avoid the Pizza Piccante - horrible”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

the Saudi champagne (apple juice and sparkling water) was very refreshing

Visited April 2012
Helpful?
Thank baringall
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“overrated..but has a unique italian touch”
Reviewed May 11, 2012 via mobile

The place which is located in Sheraton ground floor is small and waiters didn't seem very attrntive after we were seated.

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Thank Omurad
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