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“Absolutely Right for Us” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Amelias Ristorante - CLOSED

Amelias Ristorante
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Paarl, South Africa
Level Contributor
200 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Absolutely Right for Us”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

THis restaurant was everything we could have wished for last night. Friendly, relaxed, interesting menu, excellent wine list, top class food. Located in the main street of Balboa Island, and clearly a long term fixture on the island, we found ourselves surrounded by locals and long standing regular clients - a superb recommendation in itself.

We chose the Angel Hair pasta with shrimp and the Calamari stuffed with Crab in a sherry sauce. Both were outstandingly good, and to our surprise we finshed every bit!

From the wine list, we chose a Pine Ridge Chenin/Viognier blend (very unusual around here), which was reasonably priced and outstandingly good.

We also chose a couple of desserts which we enjoyed, although they proved to be a bit more 'ordinary' than the rest of the fare.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank dsor
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17 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing taste of Italy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

This Italian gem sits in the middle of Balboa Island. From the quaint atmosphere to the amazing cuisine, this restaurant is a must when visiting the island.

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1 Thank HiltonUniversal
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Cerritos, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

We had a party of four for dinner and everyone loved the food. Three of us had lasagna (each a different type); one person had chicken on pasta, and all thought theirs was great. Amelia's has a warm atmosphere, fair prices, and we experienced good service. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Mike B
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Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I've walked by this place many times over the years but had never eaten there. We went for breakfast one day because another place was an hour wait. Well we were glad we did. The food was great as were the service and the atmosphere. We will definitely be going back on our next trip to Balboa Island.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Peck21
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palm springs, california
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Restaurant on Balboa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

A landmark that has not lost its luster. Great fresh fish in a romantic Italian ambience. Been coming here for years. A must for visitors to this quaint little island.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank raventv1
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