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“Great dining. Lives up to expectations.”
Review of il Mare

il Mare
Ranked #43 of 7,775 Restaurants in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Innovative cuisine with an unmistaken Northern Italian flavour. The extensive menu is specially prepared using only the freshest ingredients by our Italian Chef and his culinary team. Popular for Sunday Brunch as well as daily a la Carte Lunch and Dinner.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great dining. Lives up to expectations.”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

As a frequent customer of Il Mare I have to say that the overall dining experience is close to impeccable. From meetings to large group birthday gatherings to special occasion dining, the food, ambience and service have always met my good expectations.

Food -- fresh, using the most proper ingredients with very good Italian taste. Very good menu selection and caters for vegetarians too.

Service -- absolutely impeccable.

Ambience -- very good. A bit outdated perhaps since it hasn't been changed for a long time.

Group/birthday gathering -- I organized a birthday party for my sister with large group of teenagers. Menu selection was very good. Service on that day (even though they are serving 7-dinner course to quite loud 17/18 yr olds) was very on time, polite, and friendly. We were given the special left upper 'deck' of the restaurant for the event. They gave a special sign for our guests to not be confused to other tables.

Valentine's Day special -- went with our small family as it is also one of us' birthday. Contacted the hotel just a day before, was helped by the staff to get a last minute table because of good relationship, paid the deposit and got the table (nearly all other restaurants are fully booked). Although we were seated at our un-preferable smoking section, they were a lot of surprises, such as roses for each couple (in our case, for every 2 people), got our photo taken professionally against a pre-arranged backdrop, had very very good dinner and finally the photos were framed into a lovely and classic velvet booklet. Before we left we were given chocolates too. Amazing experience.

Overall I would definitely give 5-star for Il Mare for everything that they have got. The fact that it is located centrally at Hotel Mulia (no annoying 3-in-1 car restrictions) was also helpful.

Definitely recommended.

  • Visited August 2012
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L'Aquila, Italy
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Italian kitchen in Jakarta”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

The best seafood in jakarta. Delicios spaghetti " al dente" as italian style rules. Great location both for business both for leisure. Good wine selection and perfect service.
I totally recomand it.

Visited October 2011
Thank Davide S
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Always a good meal!”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Great menu with a wide variety of Italian dishes. I have tried many dishes, as well as had business colleagues try many others - never had a bad meal here.

Wine list isn't bad - but a little pricy on what should be inexpensive wines.

Wish they would add a basic lasagna! LOL

Visited August 2012
Thank John W
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Bangkok, Thailand
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277 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“delighted dining”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

excellant food /wine selection with great sevice,fresh cooking in front of your eyes to suit your taste,with in mulia the best place in jakarta to spend an evening .

  • Visited July 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian restaurant - a good choice for Sunday brunch”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Sunday brunch is hard to resist at this excellent Italian Restaurant. There is free flowing wine and cocktails are also included as you arrive. The salads and anti pasti are excellent with delicious Italian Cheeses. Fresh seafood is also available on the buffet. As well as a carvery station, there is a meat counter where steaks or chops are cooked to order as well as seared foie gras. The puddings and ice cream are delicious.

The quality of the red wine served can vary a bit - depending on their choice for that Sunday.

Service is excellent - helpful and prompt.

The restaurant is located on the lower ground floor so it has no natural light or windows but it is well lit and the yellow tones make it appear bright.

The brunch is quite good value if the free flow wine option is taken - for non drinkers it is quite expensive.

Its usually pretty full on sundays so its probably best to book via the Mulia's switchboard.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Simon63
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