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The Ravinala Restaurant - Andilana Beach Resort
Ranked #5 of 59 Restaurants in Nosy Be
Price range: $39 - $62
Description: At the Ravinala Restaurant, for both lunch and dinner you will be presented with an extensive international buffet including more than 60 dishes, with home-made pastas and sauces taking their place alongside fresh fish and zebu meat delicacies. Stretching along the seafront for more than 40 metres, the central restaurant can accommodate more than 400 diners
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Description: At the Ravinala Restaurant, for both lunch and dinner you will be presented with an extensive international buffet including more than 60 dishes, with home-made pastas and sauces taking their place alongside fresh fish and zebu meat delicacies. Stretching along the seafront for more than 40 metres, the central restaurant can accommodate more than 400 diners
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in a different hotel, saw the reviews online and decided to go there (after calling in advance) just to learn that they won't let us dine in the restaurant unless we stay in the resort it is at. Very frustrating as we had to go back.

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank springthrualens
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Andilana, Proprietario at The Ravinala Restaurant - Andilana Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2016

Dear springthrualens,

despite many years of management and thousands of reviews read, we are still very surprised when we see how somebody who chose to spend his/her holiday in a paradise like Nosy Be can find time to write something absurd as you did!!!

You dare to give us a “terrible” by writing that, to make it short, you could not enter both the Restaurant and the Resort!!! I feel like saying “I can’t believe it!!!”

More in details, you want to eat in a Restaurant without booking, without asking for availability, without being informed of the dress code or the closing day ……none of this normal procedures !!! You wanted to access the restaurant while you were wandering on the beach, without following these procedures that are a standard all over the world!!!

No, no and no again!!! You were not granted the access and neither you will next time, if you do this !!! There are ways, education and respect for the business, respect for the hundreds of people working there that we think you should give !!!

Why didn’t you pass to the reception to ask for more information? Why didn’t you ask to speak to the Manager ???

In brief: who do you think you are? You think you can come without a reservation, and find the doors of our Restaurant open for you?

Please, come again next time; we will be happy to serve you but… do not forget to book your table in advance!!!

Aiolfi Andrea

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Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is an open buffet restaurant. Variety of food options. Especially italian Cusine & Sea foods. They also serve halal food

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Umut K
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Reviewed January 14, 2019
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Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018
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Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018
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Date of visit: August 2018
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