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Ituzaingo 249, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
+598 99 164 166
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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We had a memorable experience in charming cozy spot. Family photos and memorabilia from the chef's family decorate the tiny restaurant. No need to order an appetizer; stick with the main dish--it's plenty. There is enough cheese in all offerings to keep a battalion of mice happy. The chef prepares one dessert a day and it's exquisite. Everything from water... More 

Thank Sally O
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Away from the main touristic streets, you can find high-cuisine options in Colonia. Gibellini is a very tiny restaurant (only 4 tables) offering a tasty and unique menu. I do recommend the salmon with shrimps, difficult to find a better fish dish around. Being true it is not a cheap restaurant, the quality of the products and the relaxed atmosphere... More 

Thank eduardguell
Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

The food is fine, but prices are too high. And if you have some wine, get ready to leave with empty pockets!

Thank La_rana26
Rome, Italy
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288 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Unfortunately we had already eaten when we discovered this place. It's on a quiet side street, and seems a very unique place with only three tables in a room that looks like a living room - decorated with old photos, memorabilia and nic nacs. The owner invited us to stay for a drink and we had a white wine, just... More 

Thank Ange516
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

The restaurant has a very nice authentic atmosphere. The food is ok, a bit expensive. The portions were so small that we were obliged to order several dishes. Big bill as a result...

Thank Kiepje
Recife, PE
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

Excellent location, only 3-4 tables, very domestic atmosphere, we noticed several times the owner seated in front of the restaurant. The food is very tasty and there are several options. It looks like some french bistrô, but among the dishes with meat, there are some kind of Italian pastas with see fruits. The service is good, waitress is kind and... More 

Thank tuleic
London, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015 via mobile

Discovered this place whilst strolling randomly around Colonia and trying to avoid the more touristy places on the main drag. Very quiet at lunchtime in peak tourist season but great pasta, chilled ambience and friendly staff. Worth a visit if fixed-menu pizzas and cheeseburgers don't appeal.

Thank TomJ76
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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486 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

Had a wander around and chose this place for it's originality. Had not read other reviews before but now agree is overpriced for what you get. Ravioli was good but smothered in parsley. Chef (owner) Italian origin and cuisine too. Choice is very limited and I would be hesitant about seafood from a restaurant with little turnover ( unless from... More 

Thank Michael C
Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Me and my boyfriend went to this restaurant because it looked very cosy and we had an impression that it should be very personal and informal (not too expensive). We wanted to eat some sea food or fish and the chef said he didn't have three of the four sea food/ fish dishes that were on the short menu of... More 

1 Thank Justina A
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is fantastic in its decoration, I really loved it. The food was good but only my ravioli (too much parsley) because the mussels eaten by my partner were terrible. The portions were very small and overpriced. I think that more attention should be provided to these details to improve the service. It could be great but was not!

1 Thank Nadiatumaini

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ituzaingo 249, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Colonia Department  >  Colonia del Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +598 99 164 166

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?