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Acqua e farina italian Restaurant

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No.1138 Pudong South Road | Shanghai one, B02, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6888 2993
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Sarasota, Florida
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

We just got home from eating a fabulous dinner at Acqua e Farina in Pudong. What a treat! The menu is fabulous - lots of variety and reasonably priced. Had the best risotto I've ever had and I order it everywhere I go. My husband ordered a pasta dish and couldn't stop raving about it. Both of our salads were... More 

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Thank TinaG237
Acqua E Farina S, Owner at Acqua e farina italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello miss Tina, what a great time was sharing and enjoy a good time here with ou and your husband ..Really thank you for choosing us as your diner spot last night..greetings from Acqua e Farina and all of us.. Riccardo More 

Shanghai, China
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

We live on the Pudong side of the river and there aren't many good, reasonably priced restaurants within walking distance. We found Aqua e Farina in the Enjoy Shanghai book and walked up there on Saturday night. It was quite a find. The food was excellent with lots of choices for meat eaters and vegetarians. Being a vegetarian myself I... More 

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Thank Jules528
Acqua E Farina S, Owner at Acqua e farina italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Jules, thank you for coming in our restaurant and for your review , was really nice meet you here..we love make our friends happy and in comfortable feeling..we will constantly upgrade our menu' with different vegetarian dish to satisfy as much we can our special guest like you..stay tuned :) Riccardo More 

London
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

Wonderful food lovely atmosphere and great chef. The chef came and introduced himself and the staff spoke perfect English and were very friendly. Love it !

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Thank Chloepoodle P
Acqua E Farina S, Owner at Acqua e farina italian Restaurant, responded to this review

One of the reason make our job rewarding is meat such beautiful person like you guys..hope your trip in Asia will give you a lot of fun and incredible experience that you can share at home..Take good care and thank you again for your beautyful reveiw.. Riccardo More 

Shanghai, China
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013

I come here regularly for an affordable and delicious meal. The food is fantastic and so is the atmosphere. Portions are a perfect size, and if you feel like eating a whole lot at a reasonable price, Sunday brunch is highly recommended. Definitely make the effort to speak with the owner, Riccardo Messina, although by the time you sit down... More 

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Thank carolinaglupo
Acqua E Farina S, Owner at Acqua e farina italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello dear Carolina , thanks for the review ,we really apreciade..it is always great to see you, having fun and good time here..Hope everything fine for you and all the best of your dream come true..take care More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013 via mobile

Found this place from a review I found. Once I got there I was shocked. The atmosphere is wonderful, all the spacing is perfectly done so you feel like you are the only person in the restaurant. Service was wonderful. They all spoke English. The food although it was a little small in portion sizes Was exquisite! I spent way... More 

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Thank Kram222
Mavericky64, Owner at Acqua e farina italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello dear friend, thank you for coming to Acqua e Farina and also for your beautiful rewiev.. Thank you for your support , we all are glade to have such nice friend here and we hope to meeting you again here for enjoy a nice glass of wine for to say thanks again.. Riccardo More 

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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

The owner Riccardo make u feel at home in every step you take in this restourant, you will feel compelled to be back and pampered again! For italians living in shanghai is a MUST!!! Grazie e a domani!!!

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Thank Pieriboni
Mavericky64, Owner at Acqua e farina italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you dear friend for your beautyful rewiev..Glade to be your restaurant choice here in Shanghai and hope to see you again for enjoy a glass of prosecco for to say you again ,Thank you. Riccardo More 

Houston
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

I lunch here regularly to get away from the hustle & bustle of Pudong. The set lunch is a good deal with decent choice and good portions. The Italian owner keeps his eye on the kitchen and the service.

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Thank DJOOLZ
Mavericky64, Owner at Acqua e farina italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you buddy for your rewiev, Hope your new year party was nice and also hope to see you again here for enjoy other good time like before..All the best for you and your wife..cheers Riccardo More 

Shanghai, China
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2012

This resto is quite a catch off the beaten track here in Shanghai. My boyfriend and I love the food and the warmth in this place... we started our dinner with freshly made bread, right off the oven. Compared to other Italian resto's here, I love their Spritz! Just right to prep my tummy for the main feast. I loved... More 

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Thank m_star88
Mavericky64, Owner at Acqua e farina italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you dear friend for your beautyful rewiev.. Glade to be your restaurant choice here in Shanghai and hope to see you again for enjoy a glass of prosecco for to say you again Thank you. Riccardo More 

Shanghai, China
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2012 via mobile

A friend recommended this restaurant to me. I went with my wife and we both loved the place and the food. The restaurant itself is a little hard to locate, but it was definitely worth it. the Italian chef was nice and welcoming, his food was brilliant. I didn't think it was possible to eat good steak in China but... More 

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Mavericky64, Owner at Acqua e farina italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you dear friend for your beautyful rewiev.. Glade to be your restaurant choice here in Shanghai and hope to see you again for enjoy a glass of prosecco and for to say you again Thank you. Riccardo More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012 via mobile

Recently new open restaurant in Pudong Ba Bai Ban area , owner is a Italian chef ,professional and friendly , me and my family are happy to find this restaurant .We have been there twice this week ,the pizza ,pasta and bread are all fresh made, and delicious ! Seafood pasta is my faborite fresh tometo base full of seafood... More 

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3 Thank Sabrina C
Mavericky64, Owner at Acqua e farina italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you dear friend for your beautyful rewiev.. Glade to be your restaurant choice here in Shanghai and hope to see you again for enjoy a glass of prosecco for to say you again ,Thank you. Sally Chien More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 48
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.1138 Pudong South Road | Shanghai one, B02, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6888 2993
Description
Acqua e Farina mean Water and flour in english , from this two classic recipe take shape most of the famous Italian dishes..This new Italian spot in Shanghai, Pudong area close to the river, is a celebration of the Italian style. Nice an comfortable environment ,Friendly staff ,Italian, Chinese , Spanish and Portuguese language, offer also outdoor , free WiFi and parking..Set lunch, Sunday brunch and special dinner menu are available..

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