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Don Castellana Elio Restaurante

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This very good address seems to be new in Luanda as I never saw any mention of it anywhere. It is an Italian restaurant with an Italian chef and an italian owner just behind the AAA tower on Avenida Lenin. The interior doesn’t have so much decoration but it is very clean and completely new with an intimate atmosphere, perfect for a date.

Dishes costs from 2150 kwanzas for spaghetti carbonara to around 3500 kwanzas for the milanese steak. It is more expensive than average, but the food is much better than average. Everybody (6 persons) at our table was very happy about we ate. The best italian restaurant in Luanda so far…

They also have a bar and a snack corner, with good fresh sandwiches for 600 to 800 kwanzas.

Update October 2010: There seems to have been a change of owners since our first visit, with quite many novelties:

1) The dishes are less expensive, around 2500 kwanzas each

2) According to all the people who were with me, the food was not that great, and definitely not as good as our first visit. However, we visited the place quite late so maybe it’s just bad luck, because the restaurant seems to be very popular.

3) You now have a nice outside terrace, where you can get pizzas from a place called “Bella Napoles”, which is new but belongs to the same owner as Don Castellana.