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“One of El Nido's Pride.. Simply delicious!!!”
Review of Altrove

Altrove
Ranked #2 of 101 Restaurants in El Nido
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 31, 2013

as one of the people who lives here in El Nido, I could say that this place is the best! Good place to dine in.. Very good management!

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Altrove rating in Tripadvisor speaks for itself. They serve the best pizza in El Nido. Pizza and Pasta is served fresh and hot. Location can easily be accessed and the crew is attentive to details. We ordered the Hawaiian Pizza and Carbonara and both are truly recommendable. Price of the food is not expensive considering the size and quality of food you are getting.

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1  Thank reimarquinto08
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

I had high expectations of this place after reading reviews prior to our El Nido visit. My expectations got higher when I saw the long waiting line when we first check the place. We decided to come over the next day during non peak hours and still waited 30 minutes to get a table. The place looked like an old spanish house and you can see the chefs making pizzas at the main entrance. I was impressed to see the owner helping out and he personally thanked us for waiting.

I was really disappointed because the price were too expensive and the pizza is not that great. Well I can say that the pizza crust was exceptional, brick oven goodness, but the entire pizza lacks flavor. i wish they'd make it more meatier and cheesier. I won't be visiting again.... :(

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1  Thank arya1988
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

First of all, the pizza was fantastic - no doubt about that. If I was rating this place purely on teh quality of food, I would call it fantastic!

However, I completely agree with another reviewer who has called this place a rip off (actually all of El Nido is ... jsut search for my JBR on El Nido for that)

The pizzas were oven baked (the ovens are right at the entrance), the restaurant has a very easy going atmosphere - some cushions on the floor too.

I liked it, but found it plain stupid and rip off that they charge Manila airport prices for a non air con place in a small town of Philippines.

It is no wonder that El Nido will always be a place for tourists wishing to be ripped off, and pretentious upper class Filipinos.

The restaurant had very good music playing (kind of trace / Budha bar type), but was rather stuffy due to a paucity of fans (and of course, nil air con - can you believe it?!) and capiz shell windows that are, for some silly reason, closed most of the time!

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Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is situated off the main dirty road of El Nido proper. The pizza oven is feet away from the dirty road.

Guest are told to take there shoes off before going up a wooden stair case. To finally be presented my an OK atmosphere but not the warranting taking shoes off and getting feet dirty from the floor. This is crazy.....

The pizza are OK but nothing that special, I really don't know what planet the owner is on, they are selling pizza not alcarte specialities.

They say the ingredients are imported, well if that is the case then the prices should remain satisfactory and not escalated, this is simply an excuse for being a greedy owner. I am a westerner and regularly send boxes from the west as often than not buying this way is cheaper than buying locally and that includes the shipping costs.

How on earth can the owner charge the same as and if not more than the US and Europe priced pizzas? They are simply trading on the basis they tourists have very limited choices thus forcing them to pay these escalated prices.

Fellow travellers, to put things in prospective, waiters are paid no more than Php265 per long day in this location, so how can an establishment charge 2 or 3 days salary for an OK pizza.

The owners need to stop ripping tourists off in this way as tourists simply will not return to the area and will be a one off visit. Tourist can choose where they wish to travel but restaurant owners can't choose there patrons.

Don't waste your hard earned money at this nothing more than a cafe situated on a dirty road, Stand up to these rip off establishments.

The owner will probably respond to this posting with a petty argument but the pure facts are you can't argue the point that the country and area are developing and staff pay are very low, so no need to escalate prices in this manner.

AVOID AVOID AVOID

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2  Thank Verth1982
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