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“Late lunch on Father's Day ”
Review of Va Pensiero

Va Pensiero
Ranked #20 of 64 Restaurants in Beaconsfield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We visited on Father's Day Sunday for a late lunch with our 2 children. It was very quiet only one other table but it was around 3pm so late for lunch & early for dinner. The doors were all open so cool without freezing in air conditioning as it was a very hot day. The waitresses were very welcoming & the food we ordered came fairly quickly - great with children. We had garlic bread which the children loved. I had linguine San Michele -pasta with bacon, my husband had a chicken dish which was meant to come with mushrooms in a cream sauce but they had run out of mushrooms & asked if he would be happy wit a substitution of epodes instead - which he actually preferred. The children had spaghetti bolognaise which the younger one loved & the oldee the meatballs pasta - which he liked the meatballs but wasn't sure of the sauce but he's fairly fussy anyway. The restaurant was clean, toilets were clean & it was family friendly.i have to say my pasta was nicer than in some family chain pizza/pasta restaurants. It was filling so we didn't have desserts. Put a photo of our bill on for an idea of costs.

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Monday night dinner for two ladies on a catch up work evening.
There was another couple of people in there earring, we were greeted and offered a choice of tables. The chap gave us the menus and came to take our drinks order. We found him a bit brusque and the mobile phone rang loudly for practically the whole time we were there, which was annoying.
We got our starter, bruschetta which was ordinary, I ordered the veal escalope with spaghetti Bol, the dish wasn't very nice the coating was brittle and the veal was leather like. Not appetising!! The other dish was pasta - again very ordinary.
We didn't bother with pudding and paid the bill and left.

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1  Thank Caroline V
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the restaurant with our 2 daughters for a family birthday. Although we've lived in Beaconsfield for s few years, this is the 1st time we've visited here - with the children we've always gone for the typical high street chains of italian restaurants. We'll definitely be back. The food was just amazing. We all had 3 courses and sampled each other's food.. ..and all loved what we ordered! The service was great and very friendly. And the price was excellent, £100 for 4 people including 3 courses and drinks. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back.

Thank Louise1333
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We went as a family of 6 after reading good reviews, my partner had the meatballs to start which come out cold , 2 of us had the mussels which were tough an seemed like they were just heated up like the meatballs an not made fresh! Staff were very good an attentive but overall disappointed with the starters between the 6 of us, next was the main course 3 of the party had fillet steak which was beautifully cooked an all 3
Of us really enjoyed it, 2 of the pasta dishes come out plain an tasteless an not enjoyed, the puddings were ok nothing great wouldn't recommend the cheesecake had no biscuit base, doubt we would be going again anytime soon which is a shame as it's local

Thank Foodie1897
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Quality Italian food, good atmosphere and professional service!

We have been here twice on a Monday night, which you’d expect to be very quiet, but both times the restaurant was fairly busy, always a good sign. The food was well prepared, with quality ingredients and like all proper Italian restaurants, there was plenty of it. Service was very professional and the ambiance was very calming with lots of deep red coloured walls, soft lighting and dark wood furniture. This was a bonus, as we can't stand eateries that are lit up like Brighton Pier. As with most Beaconsfield establishments, you pay a bit more than you would elsewhere, but the food was worth every extra penny.

The Sunday Roasters.

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Thank Bill C
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