Bitterly disappointed by our experience at this restaurant. I had been before, a few years ago, and been impressed by the food. Standards have dropped so far that I felt compelled to review this restaurant. We arrived at 9.15pm and had a lovely table outside. The waitress was friendly and helped us with the menu. We ordered at 9.30 and were still waiting for our drinks at 10.15. It was busy inside and they were clearly understaffed. Unfortunately, this is where the service was poor as no apology or explanation was offered at any point, we were ignored. The food arrived at 10.30, which was over an hour after we ordered. I'm all for the slow cooking movement and fresh food, but that would just be a lame excuse for under staffing in the kitchen and poor service. The bruschetta and crostini starters were very average. The burger was OK, though came with the wrong side dish. the riboletta and soup were both insipid and really disappointing. having just been to the sibillini mountains and tasted an authentic rustic faro soup, this was bland and lacking in vitality. we didn't have time for dessert as we had to leave at 11.15. the wine was good, though expensive. the cheapest glass was about 6 Euros..resulting in the wine adding about 45 Euros to the bill. in most good restaurants, they have a very drinkable local/house wine for about 8 Euros. not here i,'m afraid. all in all, our most expensive meal over our two week holiday was also our worst. In my opinion, avoid this restaurant - it is often the way that bad reviews are met with a defensive response from the manager, listing one-off explanations and blaming the customer for not understanding cuisine. all I can say is we have been to Italy every year for ten years, eaten in dozens of restauants of different styles, and never been so disappointed by our experience.
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