We dined here after reading some great reviews on the restaurant. We had eaten little all day, in anticipation for a delicious meal at Tratto Da Tito. Unfortunately, it just wasn't what we had come to expect from such a highly rated restaurant.
We made a reservation, and were great but a seemingly busy woman, who did not have time to say hello or greet us. She merely pushed us to the waiter, who also didn't bother with a simple hello. The restaurant wasn't full, so we weren't quite sure as too why no one bothered to greet us with a smile.
Once seated, we ordered some wine and took around 5 minutes to decide what we would like. We orded Spiced Octopus, Bruschetta, Ravioli and a veal steak. Within ordering, the first course came out within 3-4 minutes. We barely had time to take a sip of our wine, let alone enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant.
The first course? Nothing to rave about. We were surprised at the lack of flavour and love gone into the dish. It was okay...
After finished our first course, we received our main course within another 3-4 minutes of finishing. We felt extremely rushed, which is not how dining (in my opinion should be.) We had no time to enjoy ourselves, the food was just bought out far too quickly.
The main course? Again, nothing to rave about. The ravioli was okay, but that's about it. It did not feel authentic, home made or satisfying. The steak was well cooked, probably the only highlight of the evening.
We did not bother to order dessert, we decided a trip to a local gelateria would lift our spirits and redeem the disappointment of Trattoria Da Tito.
Would I dine here again? Probably not. The restaurant is a victim of it's own success, and appears to value money far more than their passion for the food. When I think of Italy, I think of passion, love and respect for food, family and friends. This restaurant did not feel friendly, warm or inviting, unfortunately.
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October 5, 2012
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How many times I have to explain what kind of place is this??
We find seats for more than 200 people every noght with 80 chairs,
and the majority of them are florentines come to enjoy us after 9,00 o'clock!!!
This is a Crowded, Loud, Drunk, Party Place!!
You don't like it...Go elsewhere!!
About the no smiling?
It's very strange...maybe you didn' smile to us!!
All the other reviews talk about our friendly ways!
About the food?
We CANNOT PLEASE everyone!!
We have locals have lunch here 5 times a week!!
About the waiting?
People use to be disappointed of the long waiting!!!
About your idea of Italy?
It's maybe too fake and plastic...
...you can fiind many empty places offer that kind of idea!!
Come with party inside...and we'll party together...
That's nothing we can't teach or give!!
Why you're so different from the others??
Maybe You're not to RAVE FOR!!!
P.s. Be aware...the chip on your shoulder fall down on the floor...
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