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“Generous portions of good food”

Fatty's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #844 of 4,234 Restaurants in Taichung
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Taichung, Taiwan
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Generous portions of good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

The price is very reasonable for the food. You will pay MORE for the booze. There are seating areas for large groups of people.
Occassionally, the owner from the Old Country will come by to greet you. We have been there on multiple occassions and have always been pleased.

Visited March 2012
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38 reviews from our community

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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Edmonton
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Italian food ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Dont miss it - Great unassuming place. It is a funny place to get such good Italian food but it is definitely great

Visited October 2012
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Changzhou, China
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Flavor, flavor, flavor!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

I have to confess I live and work in China. Coming to Fatty's was heaven sent. From the first night and the Italian sausage in a spicy marinara, to the pumpkin risotto (as good as any I've had in Italy), to the pasta putanesca, this place was fabulous!!! We had a large work group and some of us ate there every night and we all raved about the place. I had a friend over from China for my birthday and it was the first place I took her because I knew what she was getting for Italian food in China. We had lunch there on our last day before she flew back to China and me to the Phlippines. We threw a little birthday bash and they were very accommodating. The lady Taiwanese chef came out and said hello. She can flat out cook. She would prepare off the menu too! I had a buddy off carbs so she prepared him a sausage w peppers and onions. A little secret, Fatty's and Smooth's are next door and have the same owners. We liked Smooth's atmosphere better so we always went there but ordered off the Fatty's menu some of the time. The Olympics were on and Gerhardt had a satellite feed with no commercials so we hung out there quite a bit. Great food! Great service!

Visited August 2012
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Taichung, Taiwan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Used To Be Good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

Food is overprice, relying on the name. Not much for Italian food. You can do the same type of food at home....

Visited July 2012
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Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
“Excellent place to eat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2011

This was the only restaurant in Taichung were we felt like home. The food is great. The ambient is very pleasant. Clean and fast. The personnel is very good.

The owner is funny and discreet.

  • Visited August 2011
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