La Terrazza
La Terrazza

La Terrazza

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.laterrazza.ca/
  • Phone: 6048994449
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Late
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gennaro Iorio
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Call us to cater your next private event with a beautiful, authentic Italian stand-up reception, sit down dinner or buffet.
  • Private Party Facilities: La Terrazza maintains an Old World excellence in contemporary Yaletown. Thirty foot ceilings, silk weave and hand painted frescos create a dramatic setting for large weddings, upscale events and special occasions.
  • Private Party Contact: Sophie maurin 8886534977
  • Special Events: Our beautiful, spacious restaurant has been host to events including weddings, fashion shows, corporate dinners, golden anniversaries, and wrap parties. Anything is possible!

    With 2 private rooms, an enclosed garden used all year round and one for the most beautifully decorated open concept dining rooms we are sure to create an an experience uniquely 'La Terrazza'.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pacific
  • Public Transit: Find us one block from the Yaletown Canada Line station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Heading to a show or hockey game after dinner? Leave your valeted vehicle with us.
A word from La Terrazza
This trio of Executive Chef/Proprietor Gennaro Iorio, Sommelier/Proprietor Giulio Miceli and Maitre D’/Proprietor Iqbal Grewal, are celebrating 15 years as of one of Vancouver’s most celebrated and respected Italian restaurants.

Executive Chef Gennaro Iorio’s seasonal, timeless dishes are complimented by candle light and crisp linen. Listing over 2,500 labels Sommelier Giulio Miceli has established one of the most celebrated wine lists in the country. Providing premier service Maitre d’ Iqbal Grewal and his staff will personally see to it that your evening is memorable.



Equipped with two private rooms, and a lounge and bar, La Terrazza is the perfect setting for a corporate function, first date or a lavish wedding.



Classic Italy recreated in Downtown Vancouver. From the 30 foot ceilings to the hand painted floor La Terrazza is an old world experience you will not soon forget.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
La Terrazza reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (25)romantic (23)notable wine list (23)fit for foodies (21)good for groups (12)neighborhood gem (10)great for outdoor dining (8)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • They really know their wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We went here for my girlfriend's birthday and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent; I ordered the veal scallopini and she ordered the spaghettini. The staff really knows their wine. They picked out a fine white wine for us which was just exquisite. I will definitely be coming back here again when I'm back in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • near bliss
    pickydiner
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Overall beautiful restaurant, an escape from Vancouver without leaving Vancouver. Amazing food - authentic. Comfortable chair. Friendly and great service. Memorable - A romantic restaurant to impress. People actually dress up for it! Extensive wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Love this place for dinner! Food is very good and I love the interior decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    When we arrived the first chair I sat on had no cushion left so I was sitting on the wood frame. When I went to change the chair the server who sat us was not really helpful nor did he apologize for the poor quality of the chair. Hubby had the burrata, which he enjoyed. I had the zucchini flowers, filled with cheese and lightly fried. The zucchini flowers were tasty. The main courses of mushroom risotto and veal scaloppini were substantial portions. The veal was tender, had good flavour and yet a bit salty. Risotto was good. Hubby ordered dessert and a latte. The coffee arrived at least 5minutes before the dessert. Waiter was friendly and pleasant. Would I go again, hmm, not sure, pricy meal for the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High end wine list
    davesherVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The service and ambiance was very nice at Le Terrazza. The pasta selections and reasonably-priced wines were surprisingly limited, but nonetheless a very pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food standard has gone downhill.
    Looking4gems
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food we had was not as good as before. Ambience and service is good but not worth the price paid.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I took my parents who are visiting from out of town here. All of hte food was delivious, the wine was amazing, and the whole experience was very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Recommendation Rocked
    HungryEatsVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My friend recommended La Terrazza and called this restaurant out at the best Italian restaurant in Vancouver. I've only eaten at a few Italian restaurants in Vancouver and La Terrazza ranks at the top of the list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Where were the diners?
    lagh59
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We had company from Maui and NY state and took them to LaTerrazza for a special dinner. Arrived at 7pm to an empty restaurant. Although 4 more parties occupied tables within the next hour, the restaurant lacked the buzz and energy of most Yaletown restaurants. That aside, the service and food were both terrific.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • newer
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is a kid-friendly restaurant. although the menu does not obtain kid menu, the waiter suggested for half size of the food automatically. definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    ACanadianFoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The external appearance meaning signage is a bit quirky but once inside the ambiance created is intimate and engaging. With it's warm Italian terracotta colours, beautiful plush velvet curtains. The food from start to finish was well presented, very tasty and authentic. The pasta should not be overlooked. A great four course meal. Bring an empty stomach. Took every ounce of focus to not luck the plate:).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food, accommodating hosts
    Gusto
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Throughly enjoyed everything about our evening at this lovely restaurant. We had appetizers, mains and dessert as well as cocktails, wine and specialty coffees. Service was stellar and we will certainly come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Impressive Dining Experience
    Bellini818
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We just came back from Rome, Italy last week. Being it was our first dining experience at La Terrazza, we were hoping that reviewing the menu selections online would remind us of the cuisine we miss. Very impressed with the ambiance, the restaurant staff (service & attentiveness), food presentation & portion. Next time, we definitely will try the dessert menu as well. Fabulous neighbourhood gem indeed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horseshoebay68
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We went for 68th birthday and sat on the outdoor patio. Our waiter was perfect. He recommended 2 fabulous bottles of wine. The dinner was not rushed at all. We asked to share an order of pasta as we went for a four course meal. He anticipated how full we may be and gave us each a quarter portion of pasta instead. Everything was perfect from our 7:30 arrival to our 10:30 departure. We will definitely be back. The inside dining room looks fabulous and perfect for a fall/winter dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As usual....
    statgene
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    never be disappointed! Just too bad the lamb shank has gone as it is my favourite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food. Awful Service
    craigVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Started by ordering a bottle of wine from the rather large wine list. Took 10 minutes for the server to come back and say that they were out of the first bottle. Ordered a different bottle. 10 minutes later the server came back with a bottle, but I noticed the vintage was 07 instead of 06. He then said they just bumped up the vintage when out of the ordered. A heads up instead of me catching this would have been a better approach. One last thing about the wines...the red wines are served and presumably cellared right at room temperature. Drinking a red at 74 degrees is not appealing at all to me. After 25 mins of trying to get wine, I switched to the beer list.
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  • anonymous
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were celebrating a couple of birthdays that night and we had mentioned it in our reservation and also again when we were on our way to the restaurant. Unfortunately there was no mention of it from our server and when dessert was served we were hoping there would be some acknowledgement of it....but nothing. Other than that, it was still a very wonderful evening, great ambience, large portions, great food. Valet parking - great deal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant!!!
    MrsJLG
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My husband and I came here for the first time. Our server Luigi was amazing, friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. He appeared to be the only person working in the entire restaurant but handled it like a pro!!! The wine list was full of choices at various price levels. The food choices were also varied. I had fresh spinach ravioli in a tomato cream sauce and mu husband had chicken. Both tasted fresh. our starter of the antipasti plate was wonderful. Everything about our experience was positive and we would recommend this to anyone!! Thank you Luigi!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine rest. Food good, not excellent
    Quino
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Wine list very good , extremely exendive. Wine prices, in general were comparably excessive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty & diverse food & wine.
    FoodGuyVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I took family to a special dinner at La Terrazza. Exceptional service and food selection. The cost was comparable to other good restaurants in a big city. Our ages ranged from 4 years to 78 years of age and everyone found great meals! Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 456 reviews are from the La Terrazza reviews archive.
  • Italian in the Heart of Vancouver
    NobleArgon
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Fantastic food accomparnied by wonderful service. High-end dining in an Italian style, but not distinctly Italian cuisine. The servers are friendly, polite, and extremely knowledgeable. The food is superb, as is any one of the wines.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable and friendly atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    My gal says best sablefish ever and my steak was perfect, pink in the middle, juicy and tender, our complements to the chief. Your staff, Aldo, was informative, friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not too bad. good food
    rich
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food was really good, but service was on the slow side. Shady crowd.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find. Amazing service.
    van2dine
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Could not have had a better experience at this place. From the decor and great location, to the superb and attentive service - everything was perfect. The waiter was kind and recommended a good wine to start our meal. We were out on a date and I think he noticed that we wanted to spend some time enjoying a good meal so was very attentive without rushing us at all. We got a round of appetizers - the Salumi and Bruschetta. Both were fantastic - the Salumi was a good find as it definitely reminded me of a nice Italian meal. After some time enjoying appies and drinking wine, we moved into a good pasta dinner (we both ordered the bolognese). It was a refreshing change from the more commercial places like Italian Kitchen. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent servers
    dinnerdiner
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    A fantastic night out. Tremendous wine selection and good food. Some of the servers have been present for years and years. Always top notch. Kudos.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    sleung99
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was excellent. The pasta was awesome. We all really enjoyed it. Desert (Apple Tart) was also excellent. My wife, a apple tart lover, enjoyed it very much. Service can improve (it was adequate). Would recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service could be improved
    Joannaluvschubby
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We go to La Terrazza a lot as it's in a convenient location. This time, it was a table of four with my mom, step-dad, my husband, and myself. We had a male server and he was pretty attentive. I'm a gluten-free vegetarian and our server made sure that all the items ordered met my dietary requirements. I was a little taken aback by a female server that served us bread when my mom asked her if there is gluten-free bread available. The server responded, "we don't have things like that here." Later, when we went to the washroom the same server rudely brushed her way past us without stopping to let us down the hallway. Albeit the rude server, the food and the ambience was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The duck was delicious. My wife's pasta was very good as well. The only thing is that I wish they have more choices in the salad section. All in all, it was very enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delighted
    Girl35
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Made a reservation on open table knowing nothing about this place and we were very delighted with our choice. Attentive, professional service, great food, lovely atmosphere. Taking my husband next time were in town.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wrong Choice for out of town guests
    carbload
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food was not very tasty and presentation was not very nice. The wait staff (all male) appear to more interested in the table of two ladies sitting alone, instead of the my table of 10. In fact I observed 3 of the waiters making commets about the "hot chicks". I wondered why they were not very busy for a Saturday night as other than our table, there were only a few other small tables there. We were there from 6:30 - 9:45 PM. I did see a well dressed man walking around (appeared to be a manager) however, I did not see him interact with any of the customers. I did reccomend this place as all the other guests were from out of town. I choose this place as I have driven by many times and I decided to check it out. I will not return
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  • Great evening will be back
    HKC61
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Really great night our server was awesome, asked about wine preferences & asked how much we wanted to pay which I liked great selection too for us , food was well paced & really full of flavour I recalled liked that we got to have 3 courses no rush for us leave at the end of the night either we will be back this was our 5th time here
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always amazing
    JustinD
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I try and get to La Terrazza every opportunity I get. The food is always delicious and the service is just excellent. We have been many times and have never been disappointed. If you want very good, Italian food.....this is the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Chef Gennaro and his team have fed us and cared for us very well over several years! We always enjoy visiting La Terrazza!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected more
    HaroStreetFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The night (a Saturday) got off to a bad start when they tried to seat us at a table (for two) that was basically a lone table stuck in the passage way between the reception and the actual restaurant. And the place was less than half full, don't know what they were thinking. We elected to wait the two (yes, two) minutes it took to set a better table. Not being big meat eaters, it was disappointing to find two of the four fish dishes were not available. The food was good though, not outstanding, but good. And the wine list is overwhelming (too extensive), yet not a lot of the BC wines we are most familiar with.
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  • Excellent dining experience
    Gabe
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    This place never fails to impress. One of my favourite spots to meet clients for a business function and also for other special occasions. Wine list is actually a booklet, so much wine, too little time. Food was excellent and service, attentive and courteous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celebration
    Live2dine
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The restaurant, staff, & cuisine were just what you should get at a high end well established restaurant. Well worth the visit to the city!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the service was excellent.The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    the service was excellent.The staff were very friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sometimes tradition is best
    MariaBanffVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I often end up at new and trendy restaurants, many of high quality, but I returned to an old friend in La Terrazza and what a treat on a rainy evening! Fabulous pasta, beautiful interior, sublime Sable fish and the best cheesecake in the city... plus a seemingly endless wine selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy Couple Day
    andygmd
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I was surprised of the foyer was still very crowded at the quite late night , it can tell the restaurant is so popular. My wife & I have enjoyed very much at the fine dishes and the romantic environment, as well as we noticed every table with one cheerful couple is full occupied in the splendid La Terrazzza !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reserved a seat but waited 30 mins
    Piyopiyofoodie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I came here on Valentine's day with reservation at 8:30. When we arrived there was a line up, we check in and then waited 30mins to be seated. After seated we waited 15mins for our bread, we were already starving at this time. We waited another 15mins so 30 in total before our appitizer came. By the time it got to our main entree we were already full. We dined from 8:30 to 11:30. For the price i am paying it's not worthed
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate