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“Great food and staff”

La Fiaba del Mediterraneo
Ranked #3 of 60 Restaurants in Caterham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 8 - USD 35
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: A welcoming taverna type restaurant with terracotta tiled floors, a mediterranean bar, and tables dressed with pleasing flowers and dark green real napkins. A wide range of Mediterranean dishes are served by smiling and attractive staff who are always willing to make suggestions as to what might be required.The restaurant has disabled access, is all on one level and can easily accommodate wheelchairs as well as being Family friendly.Disabled Toilet facilities are present and Guide Dogs are admitted.High chairs are available for toddlers and at night on special occasions the smoke machines, lasers and bubble machines turn the restaurant into a nightclub for after dining dancing!
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have been to this restaurant twice and each time the food has been delicious, the menu is varied suiting all tastes, even a friend who is difficult to please found the food very good. Last time we went was on my birthday and whilst talking to the lady who served us, she asked if we were celebrating something, I told her my birthday, she had also had a birthday 2 days after mine. We had a starter and a main which we found were plenty, the portions are more than adequate. The owner Paul, the Manager and his wife came to our table singing 'Happy Birthday' with a candle on a creme brulee - what a lovely surprise for me!! Would definitely recommend this restaurant for the lovely food choices and the friendly staff.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank Linda7491
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

Well worth the drive over from Croydon - fresh food, attentive service and a nice ambience. Will definitely return and totally recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
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1  Thank evelyninhouston
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

Simple really - just superb. In some ways I am glad that I live in the wilds of West Sussex or I would spend too much time at Fiaba and would probably be a real bunter! The starter was lovely and the fish main course was as good as I have eaten anywhere. Thank you!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank Travel35365389104
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is in a good location at Caterham on the hill but was almost empty each time we visited. Tried a wide variety of dishes but unfortunately all were bland and unexciting. Service was reasonable but it just seems that the owners have given up on this one. The usual passion, vibrancy and soul one finds in good Italian restaurants has certainly absconded.
Having been there twice in a commitment to support local businesses, we will regrettably not be returning.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Applemanic
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Came here on Monday 17th September '18 at around 7pm for a quick meal out (had a 1 hour window whilst waiting for son to finish a drama class nearby!).

Restaurant was very quiet being a Monday night but we were greeted with a very warm welcome by the owner, and given a nice table by the window.

We ordered starters and main meal - main meal was a lamb kebab (souvlaki) which arrived to our table on a large skewer on a wooden board - very impressive and looked delicious! We were not disappointed - the food was absolutely amazing, some of the best tasting souvlaki I have ever had (very large pieces, so tender and full of flavour)!! Definitely would recommend!

There were so many different, fantastic sounding items on the menu, will definitely be returning to try out something else. Great speaking with the owner and learning the restaurant is run by him and his family - always great to support the small local family businesses.

Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2018
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2  Thank Dino F
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