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157, 26th of July Street | Balmoral Hotel, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I went to aperitivo with two friends. The place is nice and located in zamalik which is good place to hangout in cairo. We ordered two different kinds of steak. Both steaks we very bad cuts with lots of un-chewable parts. The meat was very dry despite ordering medium rare. It is a very expensive place so I would expect... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

It's slim pickings for bars that play a bit of electronic music in Cairo. This establishment is hidden on the first floor of a classic style town house. High ceilings and several rooms give the bar/restaurant an open and but disjointed feel. This is a place that needs to be packed not to feel empty. While we only saw it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The food has a great selection and cooked to perfection. Staff is very friendly. Ambience is beautiful.

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Thank Lara F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Good place with amazing atmosphere and I recommend everyone one to go and have a drink there Good job guys

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Thank Mohammad A
Cairo, Egypt
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to La bodega for 10 years!!! Tonight they told us they have a new menu The fillet mignon was a SHOCK! Service very very slow The picture says it all! The place has deteriorated big time. The picture shows the plate I got!

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Thank Khadiga M
Cairo, Egypt
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70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant and great Italian/Mediterranean food. We've been pleased every time we've gone. Our only complaint is that occasionally a dish is a bit bland, but usually everything is delicious. Some internet sites show that La Bodega has closed. Not exactly! It's now split into two separate restaurants, but the Apertivo half still has the La Bodega menu and staff.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I used to go to La Bodega regularly, more for its atmosphere and bar than for its food, but when it shut down and we only had aperitivo left, I wasn't crying my eyes out because aperitivo had always had the nicer interior, more elegant lighting, and better waiters. It's the kind of place I'd take a business contact or... More 

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Thank SuzeeoutoftheCity201
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is the first time I taste very delicious food and in high standards in Cairo Although the location of the restaurant is not that attractive But once u step inside u let go of the location a very romantically sophisticated atmosphere that makes u live a magical night with the dim lights. Very clean restrooms I loved it

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Thank Sarah S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

the food was super tasty the ambiance is amazing and the service is really good too, I strongly recommend it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

I love it, pizza is very good, curry chicken is very good, salads and calamari sauce tartare are great as well as other dishes. Very good service and nice, classic athmosphere from the early 1900s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157, 26th of July Street | Balmoral Hotel, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo

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