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“Too noisy”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Catalano's Cafe

Catalano's Cafe
Price range: $19 - $75
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Perth, Australia
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Too noisy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2012

This busy restaurant provides good food and efficient, friendly service at a reasonable price - but, oh, the noise!! At a mid-week lunch for 6, it was almost impossible to have a conversation. A pity as we like the restaurant but there are plenty of other choices in the area.

  • Visited January 2012
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English first
Perth, Australia
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79 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Great Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

The cafe is always busy and very noisy but if you want good food and lots of it, this is the place - unless you are very hungry just one course is plenty. Typical Italian menu and cheerful service

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Perth, Australia
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good meals and Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

A very popular place, and can be worth the wait. Bookings save many of hassles.
Generous size servings

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Thank Aussie066
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Perth
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Honest food and service; but too noisy and cramped”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2012

I have been here on several occassions, a couple of times for lunch and this time for dinner on a busy Saturday night.

The lunch services (both midweek) were a lot more casual affairs and both times the restaurant only had 4 or 5 tables seated, so not busy at all.

That all changes come Saturday night (and I'm guessing Friday and maybe even other nights) when at 7.30pm the place is basically chockers - so much so that you actually have to yell at the person across the table from you to be heard. - I'm all for a bit of noise but even for me this was a bit off-putting.

It's also very cramped and while not a huge restaurant they certainly know how to cram the people in there.

Regardless of this, the dinner we had was enjoyable with a good size Italian-style menu and honest, tasty food. I had bruschetta and then a mixed seafood grill which without being earth-shatteringly good was fresh, tasty and filling.

If you're looking for an intimate romantic dinner this is not the place. If you're looking for a quick meal in a vibrant, almost pub-style atmosphere then this is the place for you.

  • Visited July 2011
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Port Hedland, Australia
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417 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
“Average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2012

An ok restaurant with ok food. Not bad for a fish and chips.

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Thank Bobby1505
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