This place surprised us pleasantly and we can give it an excellent rating, but not without hesitation. The good things first. When you arrive, you will be served a large paper bag with bread inside (interesting idea) and some great aioli. Along with it they will serve you parma ham and salami, both very tasty. As an appetizer I had some grilled sepia, which was superb, some of the best sepia I ever had. For mains I had a veal cutlet, also great in taste, just a bit small in portion for the price. For dessert, the Zabaglione was somewhat disappointing (I can do better myself easily), but my wife's Tiramisu was good.
The service was really great as long the owner was there personally. Quick, charming and personal. Then he disappeared and service turned from great to poor instantly, when no waiter could be seen in our room of the restaurant for extended periods of time.
The ambience is rustic, but nice, just the chairs could be a bit more comfortable. And then there is the price. Definitely not cheap. At that level of price, drops in service quality like the one we experienced should not happen.
Still we will give it the highest rating because some of the food we had was really outstanding. Food like that is rare to find in Italian restaurants outside of Italy.
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