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“Nice but not perfect”

Mavala Osteria Italiana
Ranked #3 of 401 Restaurants in Faro
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Would like to see more vegetarian and low carb options. Besides this the food was very tasty and the atmosphere was pleasant.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

It was a delightful meal, but let start from the begining. The staff was very thoughtful and kind, when it got full, they tryed to give the same kind of special attention. They offered us foccacia with prosciutto that was not on the menu and it was delicious. Then on the starters we ate an excellent smoked cheese with zucchini. For main we had lasagna and black pork loin, they were very tasty and really well prepared. Overall it was a very pleasent dinner with the exception that there was a very noisy group that day. I strongly recomend for an excellent meal and nice staff.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Great real Italian food restaurant. if you want to eat authentic Italian food, this is the place to go. David is Italian, he is the owner and chef. The menu is unique, so do not go looking for ordinary international Italian food. The service is wonderful, done with great care without over doing it. A must for a different Italian experience.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Just had a fantastic lunch at this restaurant. The waiter was most informative and the chef cared about what his customers thought of his creations! A great find and we will be back. Just hope that not everybody finds out how good it is as they may not have room for us in February! Thank you x

Thank Claire B
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

I really wanted to try this restaurant after reading about it and I wasn't disappointed. Beautiful place ,decorated with family heirlooms. It had a lovely atmosphere.The young waiter was super friendly and the chef was also very young and enthusiastic about Italian food.I had the spinach gnocchi and my husband had the lasagne. Both were delicious and freshly made a really impressive meal.They obviously took such care .The tiramisu was unusually alcohol free and they were keen to find out what we thought of it.I found it very good and probably all the more flavoursome for it .Some tiramisu can be a bit over sozzled!The menu is small but really interesting and obviously just what is good and fresh and right.Loved it .Do go if you get the chance.

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