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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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European, International, Fusion
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Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music
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Reviewed November 22, 2023

The food was great and delicious. The place is classy that will encourage the visitor to come back again and again. mw and my friends enjoy Circa 1999 and it was such an overwhelming experience.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed November 21, 2023

The place is very good, and the staffs are very accommodating that would make our experience wonderful. Would like to visit here again.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed July 28, 2023

Had been there last year and wasn’t as good as then. Service was very poor, food was quite tasty but several things on the food menu weren’t available and the same with the wine. It’s a good setting but poorly maintained. Like many things in...Cebu it always short of the mark but a bit more effort and polish and it could have been so much better.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed January 8, 2023 via mobile

We were able to reserve for dinner for our family of 7 and a baby. The ambiance was nice and homey, the architecture of the place was beautiful and staff were accommodating. The bbq ribs was perfectly cooked and marinated and serving size was perfect...for our group. The paella was tasty and authentic which even our baby enjoyed. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed October 8, 2022

Formerly this had been our go to Cebu eatery. Things changed post pandemic Ivy the chef moved on. They moved general public resto to a smaller place ( no piano bar ) but still we came. They do not answer Facebook ins msg and when...we called got a recording. We had previously showed up on a Sunday no reservation and expected to be accommodated. For reference we have spent a lot of money at this place pre and post pandemic. We are good for taking home baked goods and me personally I am a general 20% tipper. The last time we showed up only one table occupied in the air conditioned part of the place and nobody was outside. We asked for a table was shown a glass topped table which never would have worked for our two year old. I asked for another table told it was reserved I asked for two tables to be put together was told no. I could not believe the gall of the staff. We left in a hurry myself very loudly cursing the place. How do you fail to accommodate a somewhat regular customer ? Well they do not get a chance for a redeux. Last time I was there our waitress got 1000 peso tip were she there the Sunday we were not given a table I am sure she would have intervened. Sadly I will never patronize this restaurant again. Imagine only one table in a restaurant occupied and you will not make a fairly regular customer welcome. Might as well rename your restaurant with a French name. You want to pay up to eat and be treated like crap go ahead go to this place ….we never will againMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022 via mobile

Beautiful surroundings. Amazing experience and Tasty foods. I must go back and try these attractive dishes of yours. Its more fun in the Philippines.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed April 26, 2022

Foods are great, location is great but the food are a bit pricey. Good for occasion dine in. Not for regular day. Staff are friendly and accomodating.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed February 24, 2022

We had our late lunch date at Circa 1900. We were seated by the bar. It was quite hot during that time since the AC was not turned on but they compensated by providing multiple fans and cooler around the restaurant. Service was the best....Everyone was professional and polite. Food was great! It was served at the right temperature, with good plating and aroma. We ordered some steaks, salad, and a risotto which were all delicious and not too expensive as compared to some restaurants inside luxury hotels. Would definitely come back to try other things on their menu.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 19, 2021 via mobile

If you want a quiet and serene place to dine, this is a must visit when you are in Cebu City. Not to mention and sumptuous and big serving of food.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 14, 2021

Cebu is a sort of a conundrum with multifple facets. Even when you think you know it well, you still find places that surprise from time to time. Circa 1900 is one such place. For right in the middle of the hussle and bussle of...this crowded and polluted port city, lies this beautiful ancestral home converted into a fine restaurant with international standard and set snugly within its own quiet oasis. The owners have sucessfully put all their attentions to detail in achieving one of the best restaurants in Cebu. It's clean, excellent service, delicious food, spacious parking tick all the boxes. Its definitely a place to take visiting global friends and family both during these challenging Covid 19 times and after in more normality.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed October 11, 2020 via mobile

Very nice heritage building, calm atmosphere! Food was very well presented, looked really good, but lacked taste... I was excited about the ube ravioli, but not much taste unfortunately.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

I thought it would not exist: a place with colonial character but I found off roads but still in the center. In a wide areal there exist even 2 colonial houses with a restaurant each and different opening hours, even a swimming pool. The houses...are spacious and well maintained keeping the atmosphere of the 1900s. The kitchen is ambitious, type of Asian-European fusion and different to the mostly Filipino restaurants in town. Much to recommend and reasonable priced. Still cocktails seem to me outrageous priced.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

The place is wonderfully built and shows a little bit of the Filipino heritage, The food is good and the restaurant clean. Food is Filipino fusion.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

Beautiful Family Christmas dinner here at the Circa 1900. It was fantastic, cannot fault anything. Nothing was to much trouble, we had a great time. Great food, fantastic staff and very reasonable prices as well. Would highly recommend the Circa 1900. Thank you for a...fantastic time and massive thanks to all the staff helping us sorting out our transportation back to our hotel. Deeply appreciate it!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2020

Great Food, Service and Ambiance... I would definitely recommend this place for a romantic dinner :)

Date of visit: January 2020
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Yes, if the restaurant is not full, you can walk ins
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Hi there, we do have buffet package for birthday events that starts at P595 per person. We also have a different package if its for a wedding event. Send us a message in our Facebook page or website for more information... More
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If you want a complete meal course, it would range from P3,500 to P4,000.
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Yes, Circa 1900 offers takeaway services.

Circa 1900 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5