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L'Opera Italian Restaurant

City Centre, Vientiane, Laos
+856 21 215 099
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (10 reviews)
“gelato” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
City Centre, Vientiane, Laos
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

The food could not have been better. I had a generous order of New Zealand lamb chops with a savory sauce. Started with a Caprese salad; the mozzarella was full flavored and the Balsamic reduction was perfectly done. A glass of house red wine completed...More

1  Thank ZhongguoKM
Reviewed 12 February 2017

L'Opera is now Villa Opera and is a little north of the city, between Suvanaphoum Road and the river. It is in a beautifully restored French colonial house. The menu is the same as at the old place, though it tasted particularly good on our...More

1  Thank donandkeo
Reviewed 25 October 2016

How exciting is this. After 25 years the Opera shut, temporarily, its doors and is moving to a beautifully restored old French colonial villa slightly upstream the Mekong river. Like anything else in Laos also this takes longer than anticipated and Pino, the owner, hopes...More

1  Thank Laddawan S
Reviewed 25 August 2016

You would need to be on the brink of starvation to enjoy the food in this place. Worst food I ever had in Laos!

Thank ThomasBo
Reviewed 15 June 2016

expensive ! But if there is something special, Pino will prepare it for you. The staff don't smile but they are effective and Pino is the best address to help you out in Vientiane with good adresses. will change location soon because of that architectural...More

Thank michel n
Reviewed 9 May 2016

On a 2 week tour in SE Asia, had to take a break from rice. So our hotel was within walking distance to this area of restaurants. I had lasagna, hubby had chicken parm, and our friends shared a pizza. Bread was fresh and hot,...More

Thank nekrum30
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We shared a bruschetta to start with which was good (but small); the plate was drizzled with balsamic reduction and a little truffle oil which added to the enjoyment. We both had pasta as a main, and in both cases the pasta (spaghetti and rigatoni)...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Our mission group ate dinner here for the week we were in Vientiane. Six of us ordering new items every night for five nights, plus appetizers and complimentary dishes from Pino, the proprietor. We were all over his menu. Our verdict is a resounding Bravo!...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We had a really good Italian meal, with excellent wines, and thoroughly enjoyed the company of the Roman owner. The staff are friendly and helpful, the ambience is great, loads of space. Added bonus - the chef patron told me where to find a good...More

Thank Alysli
Reviewed 16 February 2016

My girlfriend and I wondered in here looking for lunch. The place was empty but we were told that lunch was being served. We ordered eggplant parmesan for appetizers, Chianti from their large wine selection and enjoyed a seat near the window. For entrees I...More

Thank Fox F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: City Centre, Vientiane, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
  • Phone Number: +856 21 215 099
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