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“Very good food but very expensive”

Yi Pan Italian Restaurant
Ranked #823 of 7,181 Restaurants in Guangzhou
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Sydney
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Very good food but very expensive”
Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Most 5 star hotels in china have an Italian restaurant. I seem to go to most of them?!

This is just another one. Nothing more or less.

Restaurant is stunning in an equally impressive new hotel.

The food was very good but nothing special. And it is one of the most expensive hotel restaurants around. The price of wine was absurd! 50% more than other 5 stars.

Service was quick and attentive. But... The food is nothing special which is a shame.

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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“de-li-zio-so”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Ciao a tutti
Era un piacere l'altra setimana mangiare a Il Ponte per la seconda volta.
On a business visit in town i decided to take my guests to a meal to Il Ponte and it was a great experience yet again.
After some typical italian aperitivi of Negroni and Americano cocktails, we decided to go for signature dishes as recommended. And were not disapointed by the original italian touches that show the kitchen know what it is about (with italian chef almost for sure). I must say ordinary Italian fares is too often the case in town with places like OGGI. My guest sampled the australian beef and seemed to be amongst the best available around.
Maybe a extra effort could be made on the decor and the lighting but the ambiance was good anyway, thanks to quality staff, attentive but not intrusive, very well leaded by a professional frenchman.
Grazie encora, a la prossima volta ragazzi !
Don Lorenzo.

  • Visited August 2012
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New Mexico
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“Delicious cuisine, fine service, elegant setting”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

Chef Diego and the kitchen and wait staff did a great job delivering a delicious meal with fine service. My wife usually doesn’t care for seafood, but she gave the amuse bouclé scallop starter two thumbs up and she’s even considering giving scallops a try at home now. We shared the beef carpaccio which was flavorful with nice contrasts with the arugula. Her risotto was perfectly cook and balanced – great tastes and no acidity. I was wowed by the caponata that accompanied the tuna (which itself was fresh and firm; cooked exactly as I asked for it – medium-rare) because there were lots of subtle flavors to highlight but not overpower the tuna, and the vegetables were still a bit crunchy fresh. The freshly baked flat bread (didn’t catch the name) was a great addition, and the few remaining survivor pieces were not left behind – we doggy bagged them home. The dessert sabayon was marvelously light with a hint of sweetness with its hidden ice cream treasure. The wine list has something for everyone. Service was excellent, timely, and responsive.

Ok, and now for my two not unreasonable suggestions and one impossible demand: 1) need more American wines, 2) need a few more wines by the glass, and 3) convince the Chinese government to allow US beef into the market.

  • Visited April 2012
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