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I. Pates

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5 Rue de La Republique, Saint Francois 97118, Guadeloupe
+590 690 74-1341
10:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 22:00
Thu 10:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostess/proprietress is wonderful, ditto the food and the service. This is one of two St Francois restaurants that we visited that has truly excellent cuisine. We had the entree du jour, a risotto with the freshest white fish, en papillote, and a delicious asparagus starter. We have found that most restaurants do not provide French or European cuisine (as... More 

Thank ecrosenstein
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service friendly and attentive. Every bite,every course delicious. Charming tiny restaurant. Reservations highly recommended

Thank Charles E
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a meal! we couldn't get in for dinner so went to lunch the next day and wow, we were both just so impressed with the food quality and selection. We started with tomato and fresh mozz salad which was wonderful, small strips of sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil mixed into a very tasty light dressing. Fresh homemade pasta available... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic food. We started with a large antipasto plate and their amazing burrata. Thankfully everyone at the table ordered a different pasta so I was able to try several. The 5 cheese ravioli and cannelloni were favorites. Great value too. They were closed for most of our trip, otherwise we probably would have eaten here more than once.

Thank Sara B
Hungerford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We have been in Guadeloupe for nearly 2 weeks (don't ask!) and it was so nice to find somewhere that doesn't churn out the same Creole fare as everywhere else. There was a good choice of Italian food starting with carpaccio or cold meats followed by delicious pasta. Very pleasant service and a warm greeting. A welcome change!

Thank Charles517
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

If you have a passion for homemade pasta this is your place. It's tiny, so make a reservation, and be patient - every dish is made from scratch.

Thank TravelnWriter
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merci pour votre avis encourageant et au plaisir de toujours affoler vos papilles More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Everything was delicious and authentic. The ravioli was exceptional. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Well worth a visit or two in our case :-).

Thank 886kasinees
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Do check their opening times. We booked and we able to sit outside on this quiet road. Our food was both delicious and interestingly presented. If you like Italian food and fancy a change from Accras and Dourade, then this is a nice place to eat.

Thank tedkins
Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

We first ate here 2 years ago when we visited Guadeloupe, and this is the first time back since then. I made the reservation via email prior to coming on holiday as the restaurant gets booked up and this was done with ease. We were looking forward to returning and we were not disappointed, the food was beautiful, tasty and... More 

Thank blossom219
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Relatively small restaurant with some outdoor seating and a fairly limited menu. Nevertheless, their menu selections are fresh, well prepared and presented, with reasonable portions. We began with with a caprese salad which was very fresh and flavorful. Coming from a cold winter climate it was great to taste fresh, flavorful tomatoes that we just don't get this time of... More 

Thank clc043

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$43
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Rue de La Republique, Saint Francois 97118, Guadeloupe
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Guadeloupe  >  Grande-Terre Island  >  Saint Francois
  • Phone Number: +590 690 74-1341

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