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Reviewed today via mobile

I ordered the home made noodles with bolognaise. The pasta was nice but the bolognaise was literally fried greasy mince. There was no tomato sauce, onion, garlic or any other normal bolognaise ingredients. It was just awful and I couldn’t eat it. My husbands 4...cheese pizza had no tomato base - it was just cheese on a pizza base. Most bizarre and quite unpleasant. First time we’re tried this restaurant and won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed April 13, 2024 via mobile

Delicious pizza and cheerful waiter. Lovely setting with peaceful terrace, we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and would return.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed October 1, 2023

The pizza was so delicious!! One of the best restaurants in the town. We ate here twice and weren’t disappointed. Would Return

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 23, 2023

Lovely. Fav spot very reasonable lovely home made pizzas Cheapest meal we had out for a family of 5 but charged €1.50 for ketchup! No kids menu but if they like pizza you’re fine

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 23, 2023

Visited for dinner Sept 2023. Fantastic Pizzas. Great location and excellent staff. Couldn't fault it. The Cr Carprese Salad was superb. Sangria well worth ordering. Many thanks

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 27, 2023

Went as a family . Very disappointed sad to say. The Calzone was ok, the Octopus was good but unfortunately 2 of us had Lasagna and it came out frozen in the middle, sent it back and it was still frozen when it came back...again. We did get an apology from the chef but no offer of even a small discount on the bill which I thought they should have done really. So I am afraid we will not return. By the way staff were really friendly and accommodating with our 1 year oldMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 18, 2023

This was recommended to us by fellow travellers we bumped into in Ciutadella so we are passing on the recommendation. It really is a lovely restaurant. We went twice during our 7 days in Cala en Porter. There’s a great choice of starters, pasta and...pizzas. We shared carpaccio of tuna and my wife had a meat pasta dish and I had the most divine clams and spaghetti. On the send occasion I had an equally divine seafood with spaghetti. The desserts are a must – try their Tiramisu or something that looks like the old fashioned Rumbaba. It’s not the cheapest place in the resort but is well worth it if you like quality food and a relaxed ambience with views towards the setting sun from the terrace.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 8, 2023

We fell upon the restaurant as it was close to our hotel. Despite not having booked in advance the waitress found us a table for 2 . The menu is typically Italian, although most people seemed to be opting for pizza. We ordered the spaghetti...with clams and it was really tasty. The restaurant has a nice setting with a chilled vibe & the service was good. Not quite worth a 5 star rating, but worth trying if you're staying in the area.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 2, 2023

Off the main square. Arrived without booking as number changed and had not been updated on Trip Advisor. Believe changed ownership. Service was friendly and welcoming. Had a nice table with chilled music playlist. Menu was not extensive but good selection, certainly for pizzas and...all freshly cooked. Quality of pizza was good, both pizza and toppings. Remainder of party had pasta, smallish portion and calzone, which were huge. Would recommend for a good Italian meal and relaxing eveningMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 16, 2023

This is the new home of the family that ran Villa Madrid for many years. Enough said really. Fabulous Italian food (this is someone who never visits Italian restaurants). A shared portion of mussels in white wine with focaccia followed by a spicy pizza and...spaghetti vongole (clams). Service was excellent. A truly great experience.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 27, 2023

Incredible surprise! I avoid some of the restaurants in this area as they are focused more towards Brits and a lot is just not to my taste. For incredible seafood - I head out to Cales Fonts (Es Castells) but I wanted to stay in...the area and this place looked like it had a nice menu. Not only was I not disappointed I thought it was great!!! I had carpaccio (wonderful) and spaghetti with clams - the Vongole was AMAZING, possibly one of the best I’ve ever had. It’s such a simple dish but it was cooked so so perfectly, simply delicious. I was so full but I love a tiramisu so I couldn’t help myself - again, made well, fresh, delicious. The staff were lovely too and the restaurant has a lovely vibe, even down to a chilled playlist. But the food speaks for itself. I’m not a huge pizza lover but I’d be surprised if I don’t go back to try one because there are loads on the menu and I was really so impressed by the food. Also the clams were so great that I’d definitely be willing to go here for seafood too! The octopus is very appealing!!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 23, 2023

This is probably the best Italian eating out place i have ever visited. The dining room was spacious with gorgeous views to the sea The food was excellent and a wide variety of meat,fish,pasta,seafood and pizzas.the wine was very reasonable and not least the hosts...and staff were magnificent. Well done to you for a great night.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed September 1, 2022

We ate here a few times during our stay in Cala en Porter and whilst we had great food throughout our stay Restaurante La Vela was the star of the resort for us. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and welcoming, often...quiet which we felt was a bonus for us but unjustified based on the quality of the food and most likely down to the fact that it is not situated in the main square. Give it a try if you’re in the resort, I don’t think that you’ll be disappointed.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 3, 2022

We visited 2 nights back to back it was that good. Absolutely delicious sharing plates. All cooked freshly to order. Lovely staff. Can’t fault it. We will certainly return. If only we’d discovered it on our first night we’d have gone everyday! Thank you xx

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022 via mobile

Family meal and wasn’t disappointed Both the ladies were lovely and so very friendly to my children, speaking Spanish to them . What a last evening

Date of visit: June 2022
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La Vela is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5