Restaurant suggested by our hotel as good for local faire-so off we walked. Yes, close to the hotel and the upper fashionable district, however poor for service and food! We ordered Spaghetti al vongole and Lightly salted Cod, with a side salad, dark beer and house red wine. We also ordered the house dessert. The wine came, and was very tanic, the beer delivered was not what I ordered (it was exchanged for the correct beer 1/2 way thru the meal); Salad good, delivered quickly. Salad was the best part of the meal. The spaghetti was the first sign all was going down hill! Altho Italians don't over cook their pasta, this was stiff and cardboard--very under cooked. The quantity was minimal. A poor showing for sure! Then arrived the "lightly salted cod"--I had to send it back, it was supposed to be grilled...it was solid, cold in the middle and not appropriately cooked. Their explanation was that it was "thick" and hard to grill. Well, does that mean I need to eat it cold & raw? When we sent it back to be re-cooked, it finally was edible. The dessert was forgotten about, we reminded them that it was ordered, they apologized a lot...it finally arrive. They did give us dessert for free...as it had been forgotten. Overall the experience was not one I would like to repeat, and warn others not to waste your money on this establishment. Yes, they claim they have been around and serving customers since 1916...highly popular with locales........but we don't think it was worthwhile, and definitely not true Italian service or food. I think they are living on "past notoriety"...and should improve or close their doors.
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