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Livingstone

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Bar, Pizza, European
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Cotonou, Benin
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Naples, Florida
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the street Livingstone looks sort of like U.S. sports bar and it sort of is. However unlike any sports bar I've been in, the food is very good. They do have a number of beers on tap or bottled. I had the barbecued prawns "Gambas" and these were really nice large prawns, seasoned and grilled to perfection. They were... More 

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Thank Atravelerad
Toamasina (Tamatave), Madagascar
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expat hangout, great place to chill, people watch or network. Food is good, not great, drinks are overpriced, but on par for "high vive". I always like going there, but not for a gastronomical experience

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Thank MattNEmma
Geneva, Switzerland
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174 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a pizza and was quite satisfied by the quality. It's also easy to find diverse snacks/ food and good draft beer. The service is quite good. The ambiance is more of a bar rather than restaurant. Located close to the airport and in the expats area.

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Thank josefigueira
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had dinner in this restaurant. The food was good. The price a little exceeding the average available locally. The service can be improved.

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Thank vendemmia68
kigali
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244 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

This place is very popular with the expat crowd but I found the food just average. It is a good place for lunch though as the service is relatively quick. Staff is friendly but this was definitely not the best place I ate at in Cotonou.

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Thank anuka9
various
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180 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I went to Le Livingstone first for the hamburger, which was good. But then I discovered how to ask for draft beer -- Une Castel pression grande is a nice pint -- and the pizza. Very good pizza and the best is the janja. It's spinach and goat cheese and divine. Good friendly service even if your French is very... More 

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Thank RetiredDude
Pretoria, South Africa
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The atmosphere is relaxed with a mixture of locals and expats. The menu is mainly continental food and the pizzas are quite good. The area in which the restaurant is located one of the tourist friendly neighborhoods with a variety of restaurants of all kinds on both sides of the street and a great fresh fruit and veggies stands at... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

If you are a Westerner and feel homesick and crave for pizza, then this is a place for you. Otherwise, hmm.

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Thank Marta L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Good food, fair prices. Pizza in particular is delicious. Frequented by expats, so not a local feel, but nice if you are looking for Western culture.

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Thank Nicholas T
Koror Island, Palau
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

French fries where good however the burger was cooked way to fast and charred on the outside. The staff could understand English and where friendly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pizza, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cotonou, Benin
  • Location: Africa  >  Benin  >  Littoral Department  >  Cotonou

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