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“Worst service we have ever had” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Quaranta Ladroni

Quaranta Ladroni
Canareggio, Venice, Italy (Cannaregio)
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Ranked #709 of 1,212 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Chowder, Soups
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Cannaregio
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Worst service we have ever had”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We visited on advice from the venice forum, the food was ok ( mains were only average, but the tiramisu was the best I have ever had, so let us give the credit where credit is due). However the meal was spoilt by the totally unacceptable service. The waiter never looked us in the eye once, only spoke twice and that was one word at a time (quite a feat during a whole meal). He then proceeded to throw the cutlery etc. on the table in one pile which we then sorted out and then ignore us for what seemed an age, then when we asked for the wine he came back with the bottle and slamed that down along with two glasses which were really dirty. We went inside and asked another member of staff to change them, as the waiter was just ignoring us.. He was rushed off his feet at the time while the person who was clearly was the owner just stood around chatting to a table of locals and ignored everyone else. We are not a fussy pair and are well aware that are some times not up to scratch for a variety of reasons, this however was the worst service we have ever had anywhere. Looking back I really don't know why we didn't just walk away!!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Tel Aviv, Israel
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“One of the best places in Venice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This one of the best places in Venice to have lunch or dinner, without leaving all your savings. The best places to seat are by the canal, specially at lunch time.
You may enjoy the long list of excellent appetizers, and end with that your meal. Or you may continue with the selection first courses or delicious fresh fish and seafood.
Trust the waiter, who doesn't try to push more than you need.
Don't miss the typical dessert of lemon ice-cream with vodka.
Prices are reasonable.

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Oakland, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pleasant but not up to expectations”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We'd been advised that this was a go-to place, and while the food and experience of sitting in the garden at night was pleasant, the overall experience was just ok. There were some large groups of locals who, deservedly so I suppose, got the lion's share of the wait staff's attention. Food was ok, but portions smaller than other places and my grilled shrimp was overcooked.

Visited June 2013
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