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“Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, terrific food”
Review of Dream House

Dream House
Ranked #44 of 101 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Guesthouse
Reviewed February 11, 2012

The atmosphere is very special at this restaurant, the staff are very welcoming and discreet. The food was fantastic particularly after 2 weeks of eating curry!

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Reviewed January 18, 2012

We had dinner and it was really nice food, we had Melanzane and bruschetta and both were very good, I would recommend the pasta as the main course as the lasagne was a bit over cooked, overall I would go back there again, good change from the Srilanka food. Service was good as well, very attentive and we didn't wait long for the food.

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Thank Lsri
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

We decided to eat here for a change following 5days of rice and curry elsewhere on the island?

The restaurant was recommended by lonely planet in 2009 but I think this is now unreliable as it is so out of date.

Our food was nothing special. I ordered lasagne which was very dry and only contained a tablespoon of ragu sauce so it was effectively sheets of pasta held together by bechemel sauce. Not very appetising!

My wife ordered spaghetti bolegnese and this was slightly better but poorer than we would make at home.

No side salad or accompaniments were served.

The staff were friendly and then atmosphere pleasant. They definitely need to concentrate on the food though...

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Thank sonicthemonster
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

We visited this Italian restaurant on the basis of a favourably note in the Sri Lanka Lonely Planet guide from 2009. It seems that the service have been slipping since then and we did not find the place very memorable.

The restaurant is placed a distance of 5-7 minutes walking from the beach and are set in a very nice garden with candles and soft italian music in the air. We had to reserve a table a day in advance as the place is surprisingly busy but we were not informed that we also needed to order the food as well. When we arrived we were presented with the full menu and a paper menu stating the "daily menu" stating which dishes could be ordered the same evening. We found the daily menu quite limited and did not include any appetizers. There were no wine list and the waiters lacked knowledge about the two they have (one white and one red).

The service was in general slow and the waiters could have been trying a bit harder to act nice and be attentive. Our waiter missed a part of our order but did not offer his apologizes or a disount as we were served one of the dishes 20 minutes later then the rest.

The food itself was OK, but lacked style and finesse.

Since it is an Italian restaurant we thought the cappucino would be good, again the spent a very long preparing the bevarage and it came tasting overcooked milk and with only a hint of coffee. Probably one of the worst coffee I have been served.

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Thank Mort1B
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

We went dinner at this charming restaurant January 1, 2012 and we have not been disappointed! Charming atmosphere , quiet and relaxing . The cuisine of Italian inspiration is delicious and perfect service. It lacked many dishes listed on the menu, but for a January 1 that is probably normal. I highly recommend this place!

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Thank nynyB
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