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“Beautiful setting. Great food.”
Review of J&A's Little Italy

J&A's Little Italy
Ranked #37 of 116 Restaurants in Baga
Price range: $15 - $27
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located on the tranquil Arpora-Baga creek road, J&A's Little Italy has built up a formidable reputation for producing quality Italian cuisine day after day, year after year, since 1995. A one hundred and forty year old fisherman's cottage, restored and set under coconut palms in a beautiful tropical garden. A well-stocked bar with imported and Indian spirits and wines, J&A's is the perfect setting for a romantic evening out with your partner or a fabulous evening out with a bunch of friends. This is after all, the first specialty cuisine restaurant to have opened up in Goa. Listed in the Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Footprint Guide and other European guides, J&A's has bagged the best Italian Restaurant North Goa Award by the Times Good Food Guide, Food Awards , three years running.
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Got to hear of J&A's from the Goa Love Guides and loved this classy restaurant on the other side of the nasty Baga stretch. Sitting quietly on the riverfront, this place has been done up with an eye for detail. Nothing over-the-top here, soft lighting, subtle colours and clean lines. The food was simple and full of flavour, beautifully presented and served with care. We weren't very hungry so ordered a steak and an interesting glazed chicken dish on a bed of lentils. Not strictly Italian but delicious all the same. We saw the owner/manager go up to each table and chat with the customers. The chocolate dessert was delicious. It was a busy night but nobody hassled us to leave -- always a mark of a good restaurant.

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Thank 519JayB
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

In April, we stayed with Jamshed and Ayesha's place and had the chance to spend two lovely evening meals in their riverside restaurant J & A's. The restaurant is run with the same uncompromising professionalism and understanding of hospitality as is their fantastic homestay Capella. Having worked as restaurateurs ourselves, we appreciated the attentive service, presence of the owners and the delicious and abundant meals. This becomes possible when the owners love their work and truly put labor in maintaining the set standards. The service was very friendly and the food pleased everyone on the crowd. We were travelling with our three children (ages 5,9, and 12).
Thank you for the whole team and keep up the good work!

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Thank Leena H
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

J&A's never fails. The food is incredibly fresh, creative and delicious. After all the chaos of Goa, J&A feels like an indulgent reprieve. The price is just right given the quality of food, the ambiance is relaxing with an under current of sophistication and the staff is very friendly, not to mention the owners who are often there. It is amazing how they have maintained their quality over the years. Absolutely, one of the best.

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Thank KKL304554
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We have travelled and eaten in lots of Italian places. This Italian experience is as authentic as it gets. This happy looking place along teh Baga river welcomes you with its very relaxed ambiabce, attentive staff, gracious hosts and not to forget the 'Excellent Food'. They had a very satisfying selection for both the vegetarian and non vegetarian palate. Even our italian friends felt at home. We will definately recommend it to our friends and family. Thanks for a lovely evening J&A. We will be back again.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

J & A's Little Italy has been a firm favourite for us and most of our friends over the many years. The ambiance is superb, laid back and yet chic. The staff is friendly and will take the time to explain the menu and will do everything to accommodate guests' requests. We are forever asking for little extra of this, little less of that and we are always happy with the results.

True to their credo of offering no-nonsense Italian country cuisine, the food is well presented but not so fancy that you feel almost scared of ordering. And, yes, this is one of the few restaurants in Goa at least, which is happy to serve half portions (if you hate wasting good food, just because you are not too hungry). This attitude goes a long way!

Friday nights are great with live music, but even without it, the atmosphere is always friendly and we have made friends among the many repeat guests.

No wonder J & A's has a large fan following which keeps on growing.

For the prices charged, one would be lucky to get any decent meal in one of the metros.

Great going guys. Keep it up.

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Thank SuchetaPotnis
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