L'Antipasto
L'Antipasto

L'Antipasto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.yaletownlantipasto.com/
  • Phone: 6045581174x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday:5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We can provide your next office meeting, social gathering or public event with some Italian flare. Depending on the time of day and the occasion we can serve up organic Coffee & Pastries, our Soup & Panini combination or sophisticated canapés.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Helmecken and Davie
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from L'Antipasto
L'Antipasto is a family run Italian Restaurant that focuses on giving you a truly Intimate Italian dining experience.
Specialized in classic and unique regional pasta dishes & fine Mediterranean Tapas.
You will only find the finest ingredients from Italy combined with seasonal produce on our plates.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
L'Antipasto reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (32)great for outdoor dining (29)neighborhood gem (22)romantic (17)special occasion (12)hot spot (6)late-night find (5)good for groups (5)notable wine list (5)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Food was mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Service was pretty slow. There were only two waitresses serving the whole restaurant on a fully booked night. Food wasn't as good as i expected because Ingredients in the main course didnt taste that fresh. Appetizer was not bad. Overall, i had better italian food elsewhere.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but service needs work
    mego
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Very cute little restaurant. We went for Taste of Yaletown, and when we walked up to the front door it smelled amazing. But - then we were left standing at the door for half an hour waiting for our (reserved) table. Then, it took a very long time for us to order, our drinks came after the first course (and one drink was forgotten), we had ordered an additional appetizer that they forgot about (but nicely comped and brought after our mains were served), and we barely saw our waitress after the good was served. The food itself, though, was delicious. This is the only reason I would give them a second chance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    hlev
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food was great but the servers could have been a little more friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • party of 3
    Smiley
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Just yummy all around - all 3 courses - tuna - ravioli - creme brule - quick and friendly service to boot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Celebration
    Karen
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My partner and I went here during Taste of Yaletown. Made a reservation and was seated promptly. Its a nice small and quaint place with an open kitchen. We sat near the kitchen and saw the entire cooking process and it was a fascinating experience. My girlfriend is vegetarian and they have good options for her, she had the salad which was amazing and I had the carpaccio which was a little over salted but still satisfying, the main course was gnocchi for her which is pillowy heaven, my lobster ravioli was just fantastic and so fresh tasting. Our dessert was tiramisu and panna cotta which was delightful. We were so full and came home happy.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    chuckTerri
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Lets start by saying that the restaurant service was superb! We had driven in from Chilliwack and got caught up in the traffic for both Vancouver Canucks and BC Lions Games. The staff called us first before giving up our table. Then once we had explained the situation held the table for us. Nice start to a wonderful evening. The "Date Night" special was excellent and worth the money we spent. The owners wife was our waitress and we got some of the old Italian charm. This restaurant was recommend by the owners of Harrison galleries. We did not expect to be served another art master piece. Well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food
    SomeoneFromVancouver
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I highly recommend the crab and lobster ravioli at this place. It's outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I have been to L'Antipasto on several occasions this year, both for lunch and dinner, and have never been disappointed .... only disappointment is that they are not open for brunch! A cozy, owner-operated restaurant which is always fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We celebrated my wife's birthday before going to the Elton John concert. The waitress was very helpful and food arrived in a timely manner. I loved the olives and bread. We look forward to going to this restaurant again, even though we live in White Rock, some 60 km to the south.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must leave room for dessert
    YYen
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was our 2nd visit to L'Antipasto. The first time we had some coupon deal.... and they ran out of the lobster ravioli.... I have been meaning to go back for a while now... and finally did... Our first visit, the portions was a bit on the small side, but now we realize, it was probably because of the coupon deal. We order appies and pasta, and the portions were very generous! It was so delicious I didnt want to stop eating.... i barely had room for dessert.... but I remembered our first visit, the tiramisu was to die for! So i had to order the tiramisu... just the way i remembered it!!! Best tiramisu ever! My friend got the Panna cotta... my first time.... oh wow... delish!! Must save room for dessert no matter how hard it is to!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sat night in yaletown
    HKC61
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great find on open table simple menu not to many choices which we like , authentic tastes if you have ever been to Italy you will know , really great service from all , very authentic pasta dishes not to large so you have room for dessert , prices very reasonable too , we will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Morgan
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our server was delightful. She was super energetic, very attentive, and pleasantly bubbly. My girlfriend and I have both worked in the restaurant industry for years and we were very impressed by the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • L'Antipasto
    dininout59
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    it was a very wonderful experience. Got to sit outside, in the nice evening air. the staff were very attentive and very helpful. The explanation of the menu sharing and pairing for two was a bit confusing, the food however was very delectable and tasteful. The portions were quite adequate, and we both enjoyed the experience. would recommend that restaurant again to anybody.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Italian pasta
    FamilyfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We eat at L'Antipasto as often as possible! My son loves having the gigli and my husband and I enjoy testing all the different pasta dishes offered. We return again and again for the wonderful food, quaint atmosphere and attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great gnocchi
    YTdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I had the gnocchi and it was very good, if a little heavy on the pesto. My partner enjoyed the crab ravioli and was equally impressed. They made a minor mistake with the order so we had a very slightly longer wait for the food than we should have. However the manager comp'd us some bruschetta so that more than made up for it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll definitely go back here!
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    First time dining at this smaller, independent Yaletown restaurant. I've walked past it for years but never gone in until I read their online reviews. Our experience was great. Friendly & helpful wait staff, delicious authentic Italian food & fast service. Check, check & check!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • L'Antipasto Always Pleases
    mmichiela
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Charming and friendly service from this family run eatery, and always simple but delicious food make it a Yaletown stand out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • House made pasta was good!
    Denise
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I think the appies were a 3-star but the seafood pasta was great, worth 4-star! We just came back from Italy so our expectations might have been a little high. The restaurant is worth a try!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    DHMsopinionVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    First time trying this place and was suitably impressed. Very nice outdoor covered patio area on a trendy restaurant strip. The food was very tasty and nicely proportioned and priced. Unique cocktails and good wines on offer. Good spot for those that like trendy fun venues. Our waiter did an excellent job ensuring we had a great experience. I will definitely return in the future and recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 88 reviews are from the L'Antipasto reviews archive.
  • Great find
    JohnM
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We have walked by the restaurant many times over the past couple years, not noticing it due to the small patio and the sign is not easy too see (don't change it). But our daughter found it, and recommended we go, and glad she did. The food is fantastic, we have been twice in the last 5 weeks. Authentic, great service I kind of didn't want write a review so that it would not become to popular, but had to share. Everything on the menu is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little find
    schau
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    L'antipasto is a very unique restaurant that you can easily overlook if you don't pay attention. The inside only has limited number of seats but the ambiance and the friendliness of the staff more than makes up for the size.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A delight!
    TroyM
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Each time is better than the last. It is like a dinner with your extended family. Food is consistent and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • putch
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    You know a restaurant is good when, on the way home, you can't stop talking about how good it was. The Burrata caprese as an appy almost melts in your mouth. We shared the Carbonara, Ravioli and Funghi pastas (sorry exact names escape me) and all of them were incredibly flavourful. The Tiramisu is the best I've had .. ever .. and I look long and hard for good Tiramisu everywhere I go. So great food .. combined with friendly staff (our waiter was the owner) who seemed to genuinely have an interest in your meal, means that we'll definitely be going back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • busy Saturday; service uneven
    yummVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food was not as good this time as with our previous visits. My pasta was lukewarm, bordering on cold. Service was a bit sloppy due to it being a busy Saturday night in Yaletown.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • va bene
    ashsaber
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    ate solo - promptly seated, served and fed. a bit unsatisfied with the amount of pasta when the food came out, but it's good taste there was live music - a gal was singing with her guitar
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little piece of Italy
    Skylark
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was our second dinner visit (we're from the Okanagan). We'll be back. Great food and great service. Two thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food, wonderfully prepared.
    level42man
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My wife and I have eaten a lot of restaurant meals over the years, including many in Italy proper- - but I'm hard pressed to recall a finer Italian meal. The service was excellent- - friendly, knowledgable, gracious. When I attempted to order the clams appetizer, the owner gently suggested that, since it was served in a white wine sauce, it would be better to go with the mussels, as we had ordered a bottle of chianti. He was right on. When I turned up my nose at the tiramisu (as I've never once had any I thought was worth a rip), he swore I'd change my mind. Again, he was right. It was excellent. This is a small, simple place, but don't let that fool you. It's a real find.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as expected
    JFoVan
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I saw lots of great reviews for this restaurant online so my expectations were pretty high going in. I made reservations for my birthday dinner and I have to say I was not impressed. The food was mediocre. I ordered the tomato bruschetta which was very plain and not very tasty. I also ordered the lobster ravioli which was presented nicely but again lacked flavour. My partner ordered the cheesy gnocchi which he enjoyed but the portion was so tiny that he was still hungry! The service was a little slow and definitely not friendly (as expected again from the reviews of others). I'm not sure if we came in on an "off" night but I left feeling disappointed. The quality of food was nothing special for the price we paid. Good ambience though!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • gabi
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Food was very good. Prices reasonable. Friendly atmosphere. Good service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great italian food
    HayywireVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We had very good appies and the pasta was great, too. The only little issue: it took a while for the server to take the order and give us the bill.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    TroyM
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food is amazing, the service is friendly, efficient and fun. You can tell there is a lot of passion for food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Service was excellent! The waiter made you feel special and took time to explain the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Service
    JeffBeaulieu3
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Had mussels and caprese salad for appetizers. Main course was the Parpradelle with short rims and the seafood spaghetti. Everything was executed perfectly and was extremely tasty. Will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Taylor
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I really enjoyed our meal at l'Antipasto. Our waitress was extremely knowledge about the menu -- taking the time to explain each meal was I considering and didn't recommend the most expensive option (which means to me she was more concerned with me having a great meal than the price). The food was absolutely delicious. The pesto sauce is wonderful - worth getting bread to finish off the extra. It was a little pricy, but worth it for a good night out!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food!
    Edwina
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Our group of 5 girls started off by sharing a salad and clams (came with bread), and they were both incredibly fresh and delicious. We were also all more than very satisfied with our pasta mains. Dessert was also amazing. We shared the tiramisu, vanilla panacotta, and lavender creme brulee. They were creamy and had the perfect balance of flavours, so that none over powered the other. Absolutely amazing food and service. We all had a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant Italian Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Fantastic little restaurant, great food , atmosphere and the staff where really cool and nice. A must visit in Yaletown!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    Frequentdiner
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Had the sauteed seafood appy and then the spaghetti carbonara; both were excellent. Only only weird thing was the initial greeting. We arrived for lunch 15 min after their opening, and they didn't seem like they were ready (even though we made reservations) for customers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian find
    Jack
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Squeezed between much larger trendy restaurants L'Antipasto is tiny. 9 tables inside, a few more outside. Open kitchen occupies nearly half of the space! We(2) were there for a late lunch and it was very quiet. Four staff (3 family?) Limited but expressive menu and oh so good. Best we have ever experienced including in Italy! Salt Spring Is. mussels, crab and lobster ravioli, calamari, shrimp, clam and crab risotto - you get the picture. Incredible flavours of springtime Italy. Top it off with a bottle of wine and you can't go wrong here. But it is tiny and could get crowded easily so make reservations and when full it might be a bit "energetic". A true family run, quality Italian cooking. English spoken but Italian preferred!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great quaint place, great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Great quaint place, great food, and friendly vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around a great experience
    heyealex
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    It is a small restaurant, 20 person max capacity I'd guess. The food was outstanding, made by a talented italian chef who cooked all the food right behind the counter. They have a great selection of italian wines, the cocktails are not bad but I've had better at lower cost. The waitress and bartender were were awesome, definitely made dinner that much more fun. The service was pretty much instant, since, as I said, the restaurant is relatively quite small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.