I had wanted to organize a nice evening for my husband and I, and really wanted to go the center. We tend to avoid going out there since it's hard to find places to park and we've had not so good experiences with touristy places.
Well, I had my heart set on a romantic evening walking around the piazzas and then for a quiet dinner. Boy did I make the wrong choice! We did have a nice aperitivo near Pza di Spagna, but as soon as we walked into this place I knew I had made a mistake.
From the pictures it looked like it would be an intimate setting, but it actuality it was very loud due to the fact that people were packed in like sardines and it was full of groups of tourists. Perhaps I shouldn't say so, since I'm not Italian, but as soon as I heard every language BUT Italian, I knew this dinner wouldn't go as expected.
We were seated a very small table in the middle of the room, when I had specifically asked for a romantic table, which hardly space for our dinners and wine.
The service was exceptionally fast, which also took away from the lit bit of atmosphere this place had. Our waitress was brusque and disinterested.
The food was forgettable. Neither the selections or the quality were anything that was interesting or special. We had a meat and cheese appetizers, which was presented on a plate that was so big it almost kept falling off the table! Our fish dinners were dry.
I will say that the one positive note was the wine. They have a good selection and the one we choose was strong enough that we ended up having a half-way enjoyable night!
The final bill was a lot more than I think that experience was worth.
Sure, the location is great, very close to Pza di Spagna, but this place seemed like a tourist factory. Food that you would expect, rushed, impersonal service and too expensive.
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