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Fer Mirlo
France
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10
Nov 2011
I have even played a simplified version (adapted by my self ) with my 4 years old boy, He was sticked all the game trying to find ingredients to prepare his restaurant menu. It helped hime even to learn basic principles as money, make simple mathematical aditions with money, cost of things. Etc.
2011-11-30
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Jonathan Nelson
United States
Birmingham
Alabama
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10
Mar 2014
Check out my review of Ristorante Italia below.
http://jlnelson73.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/199/
2014-05-20
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Liz C
United States
New York
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10
Feb 2014
Love the theme! You do feel like you're running a restaurant, picking out dishes, matching them to wine, etc. I love games where you build something, and putting together the menu for your restaurant fits that for me. Also love the art, and the player boards with different restaurant names.
2014-02-09
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Jacopo "Zizzo" Bizzotto
Italy
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9.5
Nov 2011
Nice surprise.
2011-11-10
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Big Fat Tony
United States
Fairfield
Ohio
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9
Sep 2012
This is a good game that is hard to get on the table. I've concluded that people have prejudice for games contained within boxes that have fun cartoon style art. I'm thinking of printing a cooking scene from the Middle ages where everyone looks angry, as this type of art, for some reason gives a game credibility. Anyway, in this game you assemble meals for points and get bonuses if you can acquire wines that match the meals. A set collecting game without very much player interaction is a very brief explanation. You need to always have a Plan B as another player may take what you want.
2013-02-26
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osvaldo il novizio
Italy
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9
Nov 2011
Tryed in Lucca..immediately taken!
2011-11-07
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Nicola Segato
Italy
PADOVA
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9
Nov 2011
It's a clever game. Interesting mechanics in a really good theme base. I bypassed the family version, the complete rule one is much better for a gamer.
2011-11-11
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Cristian Lorenzini
Italy
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9
Dec 2011
Very good game with new entry gamer :-)
2011-12-02
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Jondi Soper
United States
Indiana
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9
Jul 2015
I LOVE LOVE this game and REALLY would like a copy of it!
2015-07-10
Yu-Che Lin
Taiwan
Hsinchu
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8.8
Dec 2014
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牌套44
2015-06-22
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Todd Geller
United States
Agoura Hills
California
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8.55
Jun 2012
I really liked this. I like the theme and the components are top notch. Kids enjoyed it. Fun Family game. Played the Basic version very good gateway game. Haven't tried the advanced game seems to be a better gamer game.
2012-06-21
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Michele Mura
Italy
Pisa
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8.5
Nov 2011
A classic game nice to play and to look at.. Tried the two players version with basic rules. Eager to play the advanced one with more players. The art is very colourful and very easy to understand.
2011-11-12
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Lucio Pierobon
Italy
Padua
Unspecified
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8.5
Nov 2011
To everybody who reads here, and has already played something else than bingo and tic-tac-toe, I strongly suggest to disregard the infos on the box, the advanced game is anyway a medium light game to be blayed in 60-90 minutes from a gamer's point of view.
As such it flows sweetly and almost flowlessly for some good fun.
Only issue I have are the chef hats that are lovely from for theme but terrible for keeping scores (or at least the cook-o-meter should had been at least twice as big.
Anyway really a good job guys!!!
2011-11-17
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Immanuel Gadaczek
Germany
Niedernhausen
Hessen
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8.5
Mar 2013
A nice resource management game if you use the experienced rules.
2013-03-11
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James Butler
United Kingdom
Glasgow
Scotland
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8.5
Jun 2013
Picked up on a whim, and what a good choice that was - very fun title, with lots of bits and a good range of management, all of which must be balanced in order to earn high scores. I do think the stock replacement mechanics could be tweaked to allow for a little more strategic discarding, and lower the highly likely nature of what is required hitting the shelves (an increase in tension and risk is always a good choice), and so that option used to only remove one row of three items seems to provide a nice balance. A lot of game is contained in this title, and the quality, style, and components are all top notch.
2015-01-13
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Gabriele Raise
Italy
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8
Mar 2011
prototype version weight medium for complete game
2011-03-06
Andrea Chiarvesio
Italy
Torino
Piemonte
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8
Jun 2011
Based on the excellent prototype.

I look forward playing the finished game.
2011-06-07
Fausto Berutti
Italy
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8
Nov 2011
Better with the advanced rules
2011-11-02
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Mike Brazinski
United States
Ellicott City
Maryland
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8
Oct 2011
Fun. Similar to Wasabi but lighter. Very family friendly.
2011-10-30
Meow San

Chaos Realm of the Soul
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8
Oct 2012
Love it.. one of my friend's addicted to it.. the thought of being able to set a menu is fun
2012-10-08
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AMERI-THRASHER!
United States
Milford
Connecticut
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8
Aug 2013
RISTORANTE ITALIA
Great family game about running your own italian resturant. Loaded with theme!
2013-11-29
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Scott Kovatch
United States
Pleasanton
California
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8
Jun 2013
A surprise birthday present!
2013-05-11
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Juan Medina
United States
Cedar Park
Texas
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8
Aug 2013
Pretty solid Euro. Requires some plays to understand and get a feel for how to not leave points out. Plays easy and integrates the theme real well.
2013-08-21
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Jordan R
United States
San Antonio
TX - Texas
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8
Oct 2013
This is a favorite of mine. There is nothing groundbreaking about the game, it is just fun. The mechanics work really well, the game is fun, and it feels very thematic.

It's shame that it is so hard to track down right now because this one is a lot of fun to play. If you get the chance don't hesitate to pick this one up.
2013-12-27
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Tim Saitta
Australia
Melbourne
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8
Jan 2014
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Rocke Serrano
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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8
Nov 2013
A lot more tight and deeper than the theme and simple rules make it out to be. Fans of Dungeon Petz, Vinhos, Pret-A-Porter, Drum Roll which are games that has you setting up to present something at the end of a round. The theme is high in this, everything makes sense and is very fun.
2013-11-26
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Linh K.
Finland
Lohja
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8
Dec 2014
Played only the family version so far. The theme works well with the non-gamer crowd.
2014-11-16
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Jon Purkis
United Kingdom
London
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8
Mar 2015
2-5 Players
2014-11-27
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Tyler W.

Williamsport
Pennsylvania
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8
Feb 2015
It's a good game. The theme is really well thought out. Money is too abundant, which is a downfall. Lot's of pieces and things to keep track of. Best with 3 players, but plays well with 2. 4 is a bit messier and can be quite long, but still enjoyable. Needs a lot of table space to play, especially with more than 2 players or when playing the advanced version.
2015-02-15
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Adam Kranzel
United States
Piedmont
California
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7.75
Jun 2013
Sleeved.
Much better with 3 or more. With 2, it can be a bit tedious trying to get the ingredients you need.
2014-11-27
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Andrew Fergus
United Kingdom
St.Austell
Cornwall
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7.6
Feb 2015
UK Math trade (Jan'14) item.

First play has gone down a treat. Everyone loved the balance between choosing ingredients, wine and recipes (we only played the base version so far) and with such limited actions there is plenty of tension.

The game components are amazing and really add to the theme of the game. I'm now looking forward to trying the advanced version.
2014-02-23
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A. Pettingale
United Kingdom
Ipswich
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7.5
Jul 2013
Solid game - not sure why you need so much money , nothing stunning in here, but it fits the theme - a bit difficult to work out who is likely to be winning until you get to the end - but some will see that as a positive.
2013-07-28
Marco Pix
Switzerland
Zurich
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7.5
Oct 2011
Played only once. Very thematic, multiple paths to victory. Need to play more
2011-10-25
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marijn vis
Netherlands
badhoevedorp
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7.5
Oct 2011
next play, try to get some cooking hats early.
Get some wine early for money.
Bonus cards are very good.
Just coock small dishes in the beginning.
2011-10-26
Justin Dion
United States
Dallas
Texas
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7.5
Nov 2014
A prototypical light-medium euro - but the design feels pretty tight, and the theme is integrated really well.

Play with the advanced rules if you're not playing with young kids. They aren't cumbersome or hard to manage at all, and they add all the zest to the game. I'd give the base game a 5.5. I give the "advanced" game (which is about as complicated as Attika or Thurn and Taxis) an 8.
2014-02-28
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luca revello
Italy
biella
italy
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7.5
Nov 2011
2 player game. 176 points for my wife and 174 for me.
2012-04-15
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Hilko Drude
Germany
Goettingen
Lower Saxony
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7.5
Mar 2014
Entertaining game with a fun theme that works well. With four players, it was decidedly too long for my taste (even in the basic version), but we had a thoroughly good time (although I was rather certain I wouldn't win after a certain time). How does anyone ever reach three hats with four players? Never, right?
Oh, and get a big table for this.
Update: With two players and all rules, it's an appropriate 90 minutes and definitely better.
2014-03-27
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Edward Guida
United States
Baltimore
Maryland
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7.5
May 2014
Nice game of trying to build and improve your restaurant and includes some nice choices where you have to commit to one or the other because you won't be able to do both.
2014-06-02
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Virginie ROGER
Canada
Prevost
Quebec
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7.5
Aug 2014
A jouer avec Jl mais sans le plateau avec les bonus
2014-08-12
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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7.3
Dec 2012
Good family flavored Euro, light to medium weight with some good choices on strategy. Great bits.
2012-12-26
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clarence neal

chattanooga
Tennessee
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7.25
Aug 2015
My kind of Euro! All the actions are smooth and make sense. Easy to learn, easy to teach, easy to play.
2015-04-18
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Gabriele Pezzato
Italy
Padova
PD
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7.2
May 2012
Initial impression after 1 game of the base version (5-players). The game is very pretty and colorful (maybe too much, for someone) and plays smoothly. Interaction is quite limited but when it occurs in the form of the auction to bribe the VIPs it is pretty fun. Tension mounts in the last rounds, when you have to prepare your menus and your restaurant for the final contests.
2012-05-20
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Sebastian Neuhauss
Germany
Hamburg
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7
Jun 2012
New
2013-04-16
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jung chung young
South Korea
Chungnam
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7
Jul 2013
보드게임 모임에서 다른분이 룰을 알아서 돌려보니 재미있었다. 다만 카드 때문에 장고하는 시간때문에 시간이 약간 걸린다는게 아쉬운 점이다. 하지만 괜찮은 게임이더라. ㅎ
2012-04-08
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Mauro Di Marco
Italy
Firenze
Unspecified
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7
Apr 2012
Multi-layered almost solitaire set collection game, with too many ways of scoring, thus making it really hard to assess the balance between the different choices. Good theme, and pleasant (though a little bit long) game flow.
2012-04-21
Bart Van Hoeydonck
Belgium
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7
Jan 2013
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2013-06-03
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Sandrian K
Germany
München
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7
Mar 2013
Sold on Ebay.
2014-06-04
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Travis Carr
United States
Austin
Texas
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7
Dec 2012
From BGG.Con 2012
2012-11-20
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Peter dR
Netherlands
Beverwijk
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7
Feb 2013
Nice game. Perhaps better with expansions. Played the base game.
2013-02-08
Brian Schwartz
United States
Holbrook
New York
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7
Oct 2013
Fun little food game with cute pieces and a cute idea
2014-08-06
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