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“closest to Italian in Riyadh”
Review of Da Pino

Da Pino
Ranked #235 of 785 Restaurants in Riyadh
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 9 July 2015

The staff are friendly and efficient
The salad bar and antipasta are really good
I wouldn't say A+ Italian food but it's edible and has got taste-better than any other Italian restaurant in Riyadh really. Pasta, tiger prawns and risotto are the way to go.
The decor and furniture are old and the atmosphere is closed in but it is peaceful
We've been coming here for over 25 years and still are, you wouldn't regret your choice.

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Reviewed 1 September 2014

Went here with colleagues and really had a good time. We booked a set menu (we were a big group) with a salad bar, various hot foods like pizza, pasta, various sea foods and awesome lamb and then off-course, the dessert!!!! Service was quick and efficient and food was great. Will be back.

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Thank RoH22
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Went here for dinner after some shopping but should have gone elsewhere. This place not only needs a makeover - the decor is old and seats dirty - they need to get a real chef who knows Italian cooking - it's not that difficult. There is no atmosphere and I think we must have been the only customers (about 8pm on a Monday).
The service is quick but it doesn't compensate for the overpriced and mainly bad food. I think it was SR75 for a cabrese salad - a tomato cut into four chunks, a piece of mozarella (SR13 in Carrefour) in four chunks, with a bit of pesto drizzled over it - at least some effort could be put into presentation. My thoughts on the prawn main dish, with a selected side of risotto (other choices were baked potato or chips), were that elsewhere I would have sent them back - overcooked and tough, and I have never eaten risotto made with basmatti rice! My husband said his fish soup was ok. Didn't bother with dessert.

I wish I had tried the pizzas as most reviews seem to say they are good, but not good enough to entice us back.

There are much better Italian restaurants around Riyadh. But, that said, the main restaurant is still great for a Friday brunch!

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2  Thank likenn
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Da Pino at the Al Khozama Center OLaya Road 1st Floor offers wonderful Italain food and home made pizzas. Monthly creative specials compliments a very extensive menu. Also a new outdoor dining area for men and women in the Atrium. Service is prompt and freindly. Great value for money. Regular favourite. Consistant high quality. Excellent Chef.and restaurant manager. Must try.

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Thank Erik H
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Reviewed 22 November 2012

Cosy, quiet, private, great starters and salads, great pizzas great staff. Part Of Al Khozama Hotel so you know the food will be good.

Thank John S
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