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“Worst owner ever” 1 of 5 stars
Review of La Vecchia Locanda

La Vecchia Locanda
Messinese 8-9 (su Via Roma), 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Tribunali)
091 6170235
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Ranked #860 of 1,160 Restaurants in Palermo
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Tribunali
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Worst owner ever”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012 via mobile

The Food was semi-ok, what really turned the visit into a freakshow was the owner, who started jelling loudly at his staff in front of the guests for at least 20 minutes. He commanded them to bring us our courses faster even if we had'nt finished. Finally the owner grabbed antipasti from the Buffet just using his hands. Buon appetito. We're sorry for the staff who has to work for this choleric.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Convenient and OK food if they have what you order”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

We visited this place three times as it was close to our hotel. First time, ordered Giant Prawns but they never had it so waiter suggested mixed seafood antipasta which was OK. Second visit I ordered trio of smoked fish but they had none and waiter suggested mixed seafood antipasta again. Swordfish was OK, pasta was OK, cheap house wine was OK. They served us well and politely when there were few customers but on our third visist they were quite crowded and catering for a birthday party and seemed to want to ignore us. The boss stood round shouting orders and it seemed like they could hardly cope. All in all, typical food, cheal and OK

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Warsaw
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food and...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

we left our camera there. It was waiting for us next day. Thanks!!

Visited October 2011
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“Convienient if you are on Via Roma”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011 via mobile

Great value,pleasant service, cold beer. I had the veal scallops, the dish and sides were excellent

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Rude Staff and a Rip Off”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

We went to this restaurant because it was near the accommodation we were staying in. Initially seemed okay, however the waiter provided us with a single plate of barely any anti pasti indicating it was "on the house". Naturally we didn't complain at the small dish given it was complimentary. Imagine our surprise when 10 euro was included in the bill at the end for this dish. So be on your guard.

Our main issue however was that the waiter made a lewd comment to my wife, clearly not realising that she could understand Italian. When my wife asked him what he meant, he mumbled that he wasn't talking to her and walked off.

This was our only bad experience the whole time we were in Palermo. It is a great city and other than this issue, all of the people we met were extremely nice and helpful.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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