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La Mensa Italian Chophouse
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Steakhouse, Healthy, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Live Music, Playgrounds, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed April 14, 2024 via mobile

Good food, good service, cozy place for family reunions and group events. Was really pleased with the fruitti pizza, tremendous mango daiquiri and the meatballs were to die for

Date of visit: April 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at La Mensa, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2024

Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, especially the food and service. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed April 14, 2024

Wwwoooooowwwww! Food was so good! Our server was the best. Amazing ambiance & the staff are so so nice. Shout out to Wowie!

Date of visit: April 2024
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John Mark Espalto, Owner at La Mensa, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2024

Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted you enjoyed our food, and ambiance and experienced excellent service from our friendly staff, especially Wowie. We can't wait to serve you again.

Reviewed April 9, 2024

Food was great, fresh and well seasoned. Rose was an excellent server who was kind & very accommodating. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at La Mensa, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2024

Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our delicious food and that Rose provided excellent service. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed April 9, 2024

This restaurant has excellent food and great service! If you’re looking for classic Italian food - this is the place to go! Ms Rose’s service is superb.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at La Mensa, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2024

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and service, especially Ms. Rose's attentive care. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed March 22, 2024

Great food, beautiful ambiance! Love the old house-classy vibe. The servers are all kind and very accommodating, especially Wowie, who has been very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. Took his recommendation and it did not disappoint 👌 Hope to visit again someday.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at La Mensa, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2024

Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, from the food to the ambiance. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Wowie and the rest of the team. Looking forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed March 16, 2024

The food is nice and our trip advisor Wowie is very kind, approachable, always smiling, handsome, very fast and attentive

Date of visit: March 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at La Mensa, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2024

Thank you for your kind words! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and had a pleasant experience with Wowie. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed March 2, 2024

The place is nice , the waiters and waitresses are so friendly and very kind....the place is also unique coz its an old house... the ambience is so cool at night....

Date of visit: March 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at La Mensa, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2024

Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our unique ambiance and experienced excellent service from our friendly staff. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed February 29, 2024

Exceptional food and outstanding service from one of the service crew, Edmund. Thank you so much for making our Mom’s birthday extra special. It exceeded our expectations.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at La Mensa, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2024

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to hear that Edmund and our team could make your Mom's birthday extra special. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed February 24, 2024

The best ambiance, service and food. The penne rustica is a bomb. We brought our furbaby and the staff offered a seat for him and water right away.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at La Mensa, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2024

Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our ambiance, service, and food, especially the penne rustica. We're glad we could accommodate your furbaby as well. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed February 23, 2024 via mobile

I had a wonderful time eating here. Delicious steaks are served there. The setting is incredibly serene; I adore the atmosphere. I have requested a 10 out of 10 from the chef for my steaks, and what I enjoy most about this place is that...they give excellent service along with wonderfully cooked steaks. It was Edmund, who was a really attentive and courteous server, who looked after me. SO FAR SO GREAT a wonderful experience 10 out of 10.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at La Mensa, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2024

Thank you for the glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our delicious steaks and the serene atmosphere. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Edmund for his attentive and courteous service. Looking forward to welcoming you back for another wonderful...More

Reviewed February 23, 2024

Without a doubt, the BEST restaurant in all of Dumaguete and the surrounding area. From the surroundings (love the garden) to the service (our Server was Edmund), to the menu and the food...all first rate. Whomever trained the staff should open a school and all...servers in Dumaguete should be required to attend. Located behind Hotel Dumaguete and next to sister restaurant Buglas Isla (also first rate-same owner I am told) it is worth the trip. It is not a budget eatery, but if you have a special occasion, a group meeting, or just want to experience what it is like to have great food, great service, and superb experience, come here.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at La Mensa, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2024

Thank you so much for your kind words and glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at our restaurant. We truly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed February 22, 2024

Good food, great ambiance and best food service. One for the books! So if you plan to visit Dumaguete City never forget to visit this exceptional restaurant in town. JB and Rose are just amazing in welcoming you. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Date of visit: February 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at La Mensa, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2024

Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We'll be sure to pass on your compliments to JB and Rose. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed February 22, 2024

Great food! Very accommodating staff. Great ambience ❤️ thank you to Wowie who assisted us. Will surely come back next time

Date of visit: February 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at La Mensa, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2024

Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted you enjoyed your experience with us, and we'll be sure to pass on your appreciation to Wowie. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed February 21, 2024

Very accommodating and the hospitality is superb, especially Ms. Rose! Will go back to La Mensa. The ambience is so relaxing and perfect for dates and family gathering

Date of visit: February 2024
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Juvelyn Jatulan, Owner at La Mensa, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2024

Thank you for the kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at La Mensa, especially with Ms. Rose's excellent service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for more

Reviewed February 21, 2024

This is my third time here in La Mensa, my experience here with my family is extremely vibrant. Their environment here is giving, peaceful and romantic. And also you can feel the fresh air given by the trees, they are giving such vibe your looking...for the service is so excelent and outstanding, no hassle to wait because their service is fast. For the food like their pasta and steak it is super tastety . Better try it guys !More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Yes, La Mensa offers takeout services.

La Mensa is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5