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“Great Food, Great Service”
Review of Margherita

Margherita
Ranked #55 of 816 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $75
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Service”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

The pizzas in this place are excellent - especially the salsicce and broccoli! It's busy so you might need to book. Have a drink at Dragonfly bar next door while waiting for your table.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Sean R
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Brussels, Belgium
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“It was alright but not the best....”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

The food was Ok but I am a little amazed by the best pizza comments - I think there are other options even on the same street. Our of four meals 2 were very good one was ok and one we sent back. So.... I'd say average. The service was bizarre, slow and confusing - but very friendly! I'm not sure I'd go back but if you end up here - stick to the specials.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank d2deb
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Sydney
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good pizza”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

We ate at this restaurant twice during our recent visit to Beirut. We didn't try anything other than pizza because the pizza was the star! Great scorched puffy crusts, softer in the middle, not overloaded with toppings. Perfect size portions. We didn't experience any issues at all with the service. On both visits they were very busy, but accommodating and friendly. Pizzas came quickly but you could linger if you wanted. Good wines by the glass. Recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Linda C
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Beirut, Lebanon
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Italian !”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Maybe my favourrite italian place in Lebanon. For seafood lovers, a "Margherita Mare" branch is open in the old souk of Jounieh; in a nice antique neighbourhood boarding the sea, you will enjoy the freshly made pasta along with some prawns :)

Visited March 2013
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Thank Ange S
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Wellington, New Zealand
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Rude....”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

I'd agree with the review that described (some of) the staff as rude.

Our experience was on a quiet evening just after Christmas. The restaurant was about a third full and we asked for a table just for drinks as we'd had dinner elsewhere. We were shown by a friendly waiter to a small table with stools opposite the bar and given drinks menus.

We spent a few minutes going though these until the maitre d' appeared asking if we were having a meal. We said no. He then asked us to leave saying it was a restaurant (something we were already aware of!) and refused to explain why and was quite rude and overbearing. The original waiter appeared but was dismissed with 'this is a restaurant', I'm sure he was also aware of this. Overall, we got a very poor impression of Margherita.

Having said all that the food looked good :)

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank DaveHealy
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