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“Worst service ever and very average food.” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Vela Restaurant

La Vela Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 52 Restaurants in Scarborough
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Worst service ever and very average food.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

We went here with our children and partners to celebrate a birthday. We were completely ignored! We actually had to ask to order after 45 minutes. The restaurant was busy but not full. There was no excuse for the lack of service. Staff were cool and distant in attitude. The food was ordinary. Gnocchi was recommended. Don't bother. It was like floury glue. No attempts to ask if we enjoyed our food or if anything was needed. Nor were we asked if we'd like coffee or dessert. All together a very unsatisfactory experience. We will not be back.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Italian ??”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

This restaurant was so good we visited it two nights running on our short stay in Scarborough, not an Italian in sight and the Proprietor was named Paul Wheadon not Luigi, nor anything within the place looked Italian so don't be expecting a quintessential Italian restaurant. That aside, make sure you book in advance this is a very popular place, expect great food and excellent service, bring a bottle of your favourite wine if you wish, they only charge a small fee for corkage and prepare to go back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tony186332
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Perth, Western Australia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“La Vela exceptional service & fantastic food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

I have been here twice in the last few months. It is a local Italian Restaurant, licensed but you can take your own wine with a small corkage charge.All staff are very friendly and the food is beautifully presented.

Prices are good. Will definitely frequent more often.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rozzie49
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Perth, Australia
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Our new family favourite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was the perfect venue for a quiet family dinner. The food was delicious and all 8 diners on the table were more than pleased with their main meals. The service was excellent and I think this restaurant will become one of our favourites.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank McMum12
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Western Australia, Australia
Level Contributor
221 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Just plain good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Fast becoming one of our favourites. Food is just as you want it to be, full of flavour, well prepared and enough of it. Not much to say here but this place produces the goods. You may find cheaper, but will you keep coming back. Very reliable. Love the arancini.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MadCapt
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