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L'Opera Italian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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city centre, Vientiane, Laos
+856 21 215 099
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Kunming, China
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521 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food could not have been better. I had a generous order of New Zealand lamb chops with a savory sauce. Started with a Caprese salad; the mozzarella was full flavored and the Balsamic reduction was perfectly done. A glass of house red wine completed the meal. Pino and his wife were hospitable and helpful. The wife showed me around... More 

Thank ZhongguoKM
Vientiane, Laos
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150 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

L'Opera is now Villa Opera and is a little north of the city, between Suvanaphoum Road and the river. It is in a beautifully restored French colonial house. The menu is the same as at the old place, though it tasted particularly good on our visit. The dining areas are spacious, high ceilinged rooms tastefully decorated. Service was excellent. Well... More 

1 Thank donandkeo
Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

How exciting is this. After 25 years the Opera shut, temporarily, its doors and is moving to a beautifully restored old French colonial villa slightly upstream the Mekong river. Like anything else in Laos also this takes longer than anticipated and Pino, the owner, hopes to finalize the last touches on the "Villa Opera" by latest End of November 2016.... More 

1 Thank Laddawan S
Hanoi, Vietnam
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

You would need to be on the brink of starvation to enjoy the food in this place. Worst food I ever had in Laos!

Thank ThomasBo
Rumelange, Luxembourg
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

expensive ! But if there is something special, Pino will prepare it for you. The staff don't smile but they are effective and Pino is the best address to help you out in Vientiane with good adresses. will change location soon because of that architectural disaster of the Namphu place.

Thank michel n
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

On a 2 week tour in SE Asia, had to take a break from rice. So our hotel was within walking distance to this area of restaurants. I had lasagna, hubby had chicken parm, and our friends shared a pizza. Bread was fresh and hot, this area of Asia has such a European flair. It was so nice to have... More 

Thank nekrum30
Leicester, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We shared a bruschetta to start with which was good (but small); the plate was drizzled with balsamic reduction and a little truffle oil which added to the enjoyment. We both had pasta as a main, and in both cases the pasta (spaghetti and rigatoni) were cooked perfectly al dente, and the sauces excellent. We drank carafes of the red... More 

Thank David E
Granger, Indiana
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194 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Our mission group ate dinner here for the week we were in Vientiane. Six of us ordering new items every night for five nights, plus appetizers and complimentary dishes from Pino, the proprietor. We were all over his menu. Our verdict is a resounding Bravo! There were too many items to describe in details. Specific recommendations are the Zuppa de... More 

Thank Steve D
Toulouse, France
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105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We had a really good Italian meal, with excellent wines, and thoroughly enjoyed the company of the Roman owner. The staff are friendly and helpful, the ambience is great, loads of space. Added bonus - the chef patron told me where to find a good manicure in Vientiane! Thank you..

Thank Alysli
Hangzhou, China
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

My girlfriend and I wondered in here looking for lunch. The place was empty but we were told that lunch was being served. We ordered eggplant parmesan for appetizers, Chianti from their large wine selection and enjoyed a seat near the window. For entrees I got long noodles pasta with salami sauce. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the sauce... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: city centre, Vientiane, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
  • Phone Number: +856 21 215 099

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?