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I. Pates

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5 Rue de La Republique, Saint Francois 97118, Guadeloupe
+590 690 74-1341
10:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 22:00
Thu 10:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have a passion for homemade pasta this is your place. It's tiny, so make a reservation, and be patient - every dish is made from scratch.

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Hervé L, Propriétaire at I. Pates, responded to this review
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merci pour votre avis encourageant et au plaisir de toujours affoler vos papilles More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Everything was delicious and authentic. The ravioli was exceptional. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Well worth a visit or two in our case :-).

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Do check their opening times. We booked and we able to sit outside on this quiet road. Our food was both delicious and interestingly presented. If you like Italian food and fancy a change from Accras and Dourade, then this is a nice place to eat.

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

We first ate here 2 years ago when we visited Guadeloupe, and this is the first time back since then. I made the reservation via email prior to coming on holiday as the restaurant gets booked up and this was done with ease. We were looking forward to returning and we were not disappointed, the food was beautiful, tasty and... More 

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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Relatively small restaurant with some outdoor seating and a fairly limited menu. Nevertheless, their menu selections are fresh, well prepared and presented, with reasonable portions. We began with with a caprese salad which was very fresh and flavorful. Coming from a cold winter climate it was great to taste fresh, flavorful tomatoes that we just don't get this time of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

A great place for lunch in St Francois. We sat outside on the sidewalk, watching the world go by. A bit hard to find but once there great for fresh pasta. We had no reservations, just walked in. We had read the reviews and were not disappointed. The Italian cold cuts plate was generous and tasty. The pasta spot on,... More 

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Maryland, USA
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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

This is a small restaurant by the Port du Peche in town, so make sure to snag a reservation in advance. The owners are very friendly and patient but speak little English so brush up on French terms before visiting. Small menu, but everything is excellent. Don't sleep on the house made burrata and charcuterie plate.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

I. Pates lives up to its name, at least on the night we visited: it serves only pasta, and really only two type of pasta, cannelloni and ravioli. If you are looking for a bolognese over spaghetti (or any other pasta dish), don't bother with a visit. But if your enjoy ravioli and cannelloni, you will not be disappointed; the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

We've just returned from three weeks in Guadeloupe, having eaten our way around both Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre, and i.Pates is one of our favorites! We tried unsuccessfully one night to get a reservation but stopped in for a lunch a few days later. Our 11 and 13yo boys could only keep saying "so good" after every bite of everything... from... More 

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Bonjour merci pour votre venue avec une famille si nombreuse et au plaisir d'affoler toujours vos papilles RV More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

We were expecting fabulous Italian food and honestly were quite surprised by the raving reviews! Nothing spectacular at all and quite expensive for what you get. Pastas are homemade and good but bread is not great. Ordered Chardonnay wine and was brought Champagne. No English menu. Couple were very sweet but honestly for the price, you can do better

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Hervé L, Propriétaire at I. Pates, responded to this review
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Merci pour vos remarques qui nous permettent de nous améliorer les menus complet en anglais sont en place depuis 15... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$43
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Rue de La Republique, Saint Francois 97118, Guadeloupe
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Guadeloupe  >  Grande-Terre Island  >  Saint Francois
  • Phone Number: +590 690 74-1341

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?