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Reviewed 22 February 2024

The food was absolutely delicious and so well presented. Phil interacts with the guests, so we got exactly what we wanted. It was so good that we ate there on consecutive days and consistently great. Phil needs to expand to other cities. Best western cuisine...in the SouthMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 November 2023 via mobile

The pasta is perfect, as it should be, a la dente, we say. Big portions and nice quality. The location off the restaurant is for most taxi and rikshaw drivers hard to find.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

This place was really nice and had a bakery and a desert bar built in. The restaurant was very fancy and the food was very good. However, the peri peri chicken pizza was very cheesy and needed more chicken to be a good pizza. The...fries were lovely and the Oreo chocolate shake was very tasty. Even Phil himself came to take a photo with me and my family!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 January 2023 via mobile

We have had pizza in Italy and many other countries but surprisingly coming to Madurai and Phil’s bistro and we had the best pizza ever. We have also had other dishes here and everything have been very delicious. The staff is extremely service minded and...friendly. We will for sure come back next time we visit Madurai.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2022

Had a really bad experience today. We have been regular visitors to the restaurant. 1. Harissa cottage cheese was very bad. Upon giving the feedback, the waiter already knew that Paneer was too bad & just acknowledged. 2. Order was way too late. Ordered a...Pizza & missed the order & significantly came to table late 3. Asked the waiter to pass the feedback to the chef & he ignored it completely & never received any acknowledgement of this.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 24 March 2020

Nice change from the typical Indian cuisine. Pasta was excellent. Service was top notch. The server Seshan, gave suggestions for less touristy attractions. He was very friendly and very helpful. The venues was very nice. Great place for an excellent meal!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

Quality of food and service is just worth waiting for in the simple ambience of the restaurant. Located away from the hustle hustle of the main city roads. Take away a are well organised. Pizzas and pastas are just great from quality of ingredients to...consistency.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 25 January 2020

Wanted a break from Indian food. The meal was good and the staff really super adorable. I forgot my hat and glasses there, and since the talkative waiter had asked at which hotel we were staying, my belongings were returned to me without me even...asking. When I realized I'd forgotten my stuff in the morning, the hotel staff returned it and explained what had happened.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 30 December 2019

Food is tasty. A dish would cost between 400 to 500. But the service is very poor. They do not care if you have been properly attended. I was a regular customer until today. I have been highly disappointed by the service which was provided...to me today. The server placed Lasagna direct from the oven. It was so hot that it could have burnt my skin. I asked him to call the chef, but he refused. I told him that he could have at least cooled down the plate before serving. He simply told that they would serve that Lasagna in that manner only to all their guests. I had not even touched the food. I got irritated by his reply, just paid him a round sum for my soup and I even paid for another item which I had ordered but not received and started leaving. He cared the least, he got the money and left for the next table. If you are concerned only about the quality of food and not the cost or service, Phil's bistro might be your place.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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PhilsBistro2013, Public Relations Manager at Phil's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2020

Sorry for inconvenience happened sir....we will take this into consideration from this time onward we present the lasagna in normal plate..really apologies for the same..looking forward to serve you again...

Reviewed 22 December 2019

We threw a lunch birthday party and had a guest list of 28 people. The hall could accommodate everyone comfortably. The pre-ordered veg and non veg buffet was served hot and on-time. It consisted starters such as sweet corn soup, corn cheese balls, crispy chicken...and tomato olive crostini. The main course included Creamy pasta with corn, Arabita with chicken pasta, Pizza - veg & non veg, Garlic rice, Chicken pepper steak and Deviled veg. I'd highly recommend the 3 cheese layered pizza, tomato olive crostini and risotto. The service of the staff was impeccable. The lively ambience of the place during Christmas season is definitely a bonus! In Madurai, Phil's Bistro is definitely a good choice for fine dining with friends and family.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 30 November 2019

Yummy taste ,fresh ingredients ,balanced flavours,and good service consistently delivered by Phil's bistro.personalised menu ...attention to detail are their USP.love going here for a meal each time I visit Madurai...

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 25 November 2019 via mobile

I looked up this restaurant as my kids wanted pizza, I felt like at home ! The head of service SESHAN, provided professional advice while ordering ! Food was fast and was great ! Perfect place for couples, singles and families ! Huge variety of...selections and great tasting food ! The dessert menu is amazing ! Seshan even took time to entertain my kids ! Anytime again ! Loved it and my family enjoyed the whole stay ! Thank you Seshan !More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 23 November 2019 via mobile

The staff is really helpful and friendly. The food is amazing and tasteful. I recommend this place! It is a little bit outside the center of Madurai, but that's no problem. A tuktuk is easy to find and it's worth the money.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 31 October 2019 via mobile

Seshan, the head of the staff is very kind and friendly. We came for dinner, it was so good so we came again the day after. Nice music and best atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 12 October 2019

We were craving to have some pasta, then we found this place in Madurai. This is an awesome place with scrumptious food. The staff were also very courteous. Surely recommend for Italian and American cuisine in Madurai.

Date of visit: October 2019
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PHIL'S BISTRO, Madurai - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Phil's Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5