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“Not great for vegetarians”
Review of Ristorante Rava

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Ristorante Rava
Ranked #10 of 69 Restaurants in Porthcawl
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Family run restaurant, open to the general public. Early evening specials menu. Small but good wine list. Open from 17;30 - 23:30 daily
south wales
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not great for vegetarians”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

We've been here twice and on both times as a veggie I've ended up having to have the same dish. The food is fine, unremarkable but fresh and as described on the menu.

The atmosphere is a bit cliquey. When we've been there have been regulars in who have had wonderful service while we have sat in the corner waiting.

To be honest, it's not all that.

  • Visited January 2012
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English first
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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“Friendly local restaurant”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

This was our 2nd visit in recent months, lovely food but beware the generous portions (especially the starters). This time I shared a starter of whitebait before eating a lovely pasta dish (chilli, bacon and cream?) so that I had room for the fab tiramisu! The owner/manager is very friendly and obviously takes pride in providing excellent customer service. The place is busy with a good atmosphere and I'm looking forward to my next visit.

Visited October 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best meal we've had in a long time”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

I can't recommend this restaurant experience highly enough.

We had starters, we picked old classics squid and whitebait, both were good examples and of good quality, not the crispy/ rubbery experience that you might be familiar with.

The we had steaks. One word, AMAZING. They were both different cuts, continental examples and so tasty.

No room for pudding! We had a litre of wine that was good value. Topped off with a single malt.

The customer service was top notch, they explanation about the steaks was very interesting and added to the experience. If I was picky then there could be a little bit of touching up with the decor.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank grees13
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Bridgend
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Another great meal at Ristorante Rava”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Not our first visit, but keep returning as both the food, service and welcome is good.

May appear a little clinical to some, it is a clean crisp and modern enviroment. Good selection of food and wine. Never had a poor meal or service and excellent friendly service.

Always busy when we have visited so booking is better than being disappointed when you arrive.

Certainly be returning in not too distant future.

  • Visited August 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A real find, off the front, friendly with really good food”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

We found this place in trip advisor, hoping to avoid the tourist traps and we were really pleased we did. It got busy as the evening wore on - luckily we arrived early as we hadn't booked. A family business, it is child friendly despite the lack of a specific children's menu. Highly recommended!

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