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Poll: How Do You Rate This Restaurant? (66 member(s) have cast votes)

How Do You Rate This Restaurant?

  1. Excellent (19 votes [28.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.79%

  2. Good (20 votes [30.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.30%

  3. Average (16 votes [24.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.24%

  4. Poor (11 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

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#16 twinkle

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 11:43 AM

had an absolutely lovely dinner in here last night... and very helpful staff... oh, plus if theres any ldies looking for a man well in here the staff are stunning! :P

please try it - very tastey food indeed ;)
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Posted 22 April 2005 - 01:04 PM

I've been there a few times now, mainly because my boyfriend has a thing for Calzone and we can't find it in any of the other Italian restaurants in CP.

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Lorenzo's do a nice calzone.

#18 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 01:26 PM

Staff are less grumpy in Lorenzo's as well.
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#19 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 09:20 AM

...but I would recommend the Sea Bass even if isn't served with a smile....

Plus I saw Mark Thomas in there yesterday lunch time. Agit-comic hero spotting fans would be pleased.
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#20 Elmo

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 11:29 AM

Maybe he was catching up with his partner-in-comedic irreverence, Mark Steel...
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#21 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 12:21 PM

Years ago we had Ronnie Corbett and Charlie Drake....

Now we've got Mark Steel and Mark Thomas in the local area.
How times have changed.... :lol:
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Posted 03 May 2005 - 12:22 PM

sea bass is always popular. They do a mean fillet steak too which absolutely delish.

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 10:40 AM

2 minor but consistent niggles about service:

If someone comes in at lunchtime, there's a good chance they may want to eat from the special lunch menu. They shouldn't have to ask for that menu.

Also I agree with drummerboy about waiting for the bill. For some reason they always take ages over this.

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 06:49 PM

Ate there for the first time this Sunday (new method of weekend dieting, eat at resturants as I don't stuff myself quite as much), service good and friendly, very courtous young lady, and slightly more offhand waiter, who would now and then preen himself in the mirror. Food is quite good, a very nice onion soup, and although well cooked, a rather boring roasted salmon, rather miniscule in its portions. But a georgous Panna Cotta, exquisite and to die for. Nice caffe latte, and all for 17 quid or so, would go there again. Really nice admosphere, particularly nice to have the large Italian family behind me, and to hear the language spoken. Actually a nice place for kids, the African family who came in later spoke French, really a very civilized place.

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 08:21 AM

Went here for lunch the other day. Sure enough, they bought the evening menu and I had to ask for the lunch menu. But the pizzas that arrived were very nice - and huge! We could have shared one. I know the preening waiter you're talkign about, der_m - he served us as well! Oh, and sure enough the bill took a while. We were in a hurry to catch a train so I went up to pay in the end.

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 05:28 PM

Just had lunch here with the mrs jannism and the junior jannisms. Very impressed - very tasty food, excellent service and a warm, friendly atmosphere. They're very child friendly, too. Definitely recommended.

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 08:29 PM

Popped in here last Sunday, early evening, for the first time.
i agree with the general opinion about this place:
Wonderful food and very friendly staff (and we were very amused by the mannerisms of the waiter one or two of you have mentioned) and certainly very family-friendly too, judging by the happy toddlers around.
On first judgement, my taste buds definitely prefer Il Ponte to Lorenzo's, but both have their own lovely atmospheres, which can't be bad ?
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 03:17 PM

We've been here regularly over several years and have always had good-very good service and always excellent, creative meals. The Saturday lunches are exceptional value. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 09:45 AM

We had lunch in here yesterday - very reasonable, and lovely food. A huge pizza and a big plate of pasta plus two drinks, and it came to £12.75. Bargain.

I think the poster above me might have been confusing it though with the little Italian place further down, that I believe is now "Edo".

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 10:58 PM

Went here for my birthday recently and had great food, good wine and excellent service. Would recommend it to anyone.

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