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Opera Cafe

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#188 St. 13 / St 178 | Near National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 96 349 7242
07:00 - 22:00
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This place did some of the best 'southern European' food in the city, thanks - it was said - to an Italian chef out back in the kitchen. Unfortunately, it closed down towards the end of 2016, and its space has now been taken over by the very popular new Lebanese restaurant next door.

Thank Giles W
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Enjoyed a late lunch here two out of three weekends in Phnom Penh. Entrees are priced between $7.50 and $9.00 USD which seems pretty average for cafés and restaurants in the BKK1/ex-pat neighborhood. Along with a drinks, each time, a small complimentary appetizer was served. The first visit, it was bread and olive oil. This visit, it was a slice... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Small venue perfect for solo eating or as couple, though seems able to cope with larger groups. Friendly attentive staff but not overly so. Food, in my case pasta penne, was absolutely delicious. Worth a visit either for just a coffee, lunch or dinner.

Thank Gordonpj
New York City, New York
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

After a long trip I was very happy that the kitchen was open at 10pm on Sunday!! Food is really good! For Cambodian standard, service is also pretty decent.

1 Thank AnfiskaC
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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343 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Opera re-started their open mic Saturdays yesterday, so we went along to enjoy the show. While there we ordered a couple of starters. They didný have melon for the parma ham salad, but they did have mango, which goes superbly with the ham and rocket salad. The Hell Bruschetta was also delicious, consisting of spicy salami and a large amount... More 

Thank RandomGuy23
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

If you need a break from South Asian food, try Opera, ran by an Italian so you are sure that pizzas and pastas are homemade and delicious, cooked to perfection. Friendly atmosphere.

1 Thank guaso2000
Middlebury, Vermont
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We needed a break from delectable Southeast Asian cuisine so sought out the Opera Cafe for its pizza. We were not disappointed; the crust was just the right amount of thinness and the proportion of sauce and toppings was perfect. The salads we had to start were also delicious. The first time we went there the service was spotty (the... More 

Thank Priscilla S
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

We spent a lovely lunch and the same day an after dinner at the opera cafe. As Italians travelling through cambodia it was nice to have a moment where you could dive back into the flavors and tastes from back home! The products are of great quality, imported directly from Italy, the atmosphere is fantastic and you really feel like... More 

Thank Traviaggiatore
Greater London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

We ended up going to the opera cafe twice in one day as we enjoyed it so much. Authentic Italian ingredients, complimentary bruschetta to start and they do a lunchtime deal amazing value , $7 for starter, main meal and drink. Can't wait to return when we are back in Phnom Penh before we fly out...oh and aircon is such... More 

Thank MelRen5000
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We had a dinner here when we wanted to have a break from the local cuisine, and were surprised by the great quality of Italian dishes served here. The pasta is to die for!

Thank Alex G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #188 St. 13 / St 178 | Near National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
  • Phone Number: +855 96 349 7242

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