Le Volte had been recommended to us by the local tourist office in Livorno. They said if you like fish, you will love "caciuco" - the local fish stew. When we arrived, we didn't see "caciuco" on the menu, so asked if the fish stew, which was priced at 12 Euro, was "caciuco". The matire d' said yes. So we ordered it from the server. Unfortunately, to us North Americans, we don't think of octopus as a fish - nor calimari nor crawfish. However, the Italians do consider all seafood to be "fish". We don't eat octopus and the bowl was almost entirely filled with baby octopus. The sauce was heavy, overpowering and unpleasantly flavored. In general, we couldn't eat the meal. The server came by once and we tried to explain why we couldn't eat the food - that we hadn't known it would be octopus - that we don't eat octopus. But no effort was made to find something we could eat. She just walked away. However, what upset us most was when the bill came it was 54 Euro - for what we thought would be two 12 Euro bowls of fish soup. We questioned the bill and the server was surly and rude and spoke harshly and loudly to us because she said, it was the maitre d' who told us caciuco was fish stew - not she. Obviously it was a cultural and language problem, but she stormed away from our table after embarrassing us and sent the maitre d' to take our money. All 54 euro. No effort was made on the restaurant's part to make any price adjustment nor to evidence care in any way if we, the customers, were satisfied. We were definitely not satisfied, nor will we recommend Le Volte to anyone else. It was the least pleasant meal of our month of travel.
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