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“Marco Polo - don't believe him!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Pizzeria Commercio

Ristorante Pizzeria Commercio
Piazza Garibaldi, 4, Riva Del Garda, Italy
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Riva Del Garda, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Marco Polo - don't believe him!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We found this restaurant in the Marco Polo guide. The welcome was, as we later discovered, similar to the food - chilly to say the least. Surroundings offered promise but the waiters were aloof and arrogant - I'm not sure they actually wanted customers in there.

We ordered steak and lamb chops. Though we weren't asked how we wanted the steak cooked we presumed it would be served succulent and delicious as any restaurant with self respecting chef would serve it. Sadly it was cooked to impressive shade of grey throughout but, incredibly, quite tender. The chops were tasty, but again, would have benefitted from a few less minutes on the grill. Wine good but top end prices.

The meal would have been acceptable if it hadn't been for the hefty price tag, for which you'd usually expect top end quality, and the dire attitude of the waiters. If they understood that the food was only part of the experience and that making customers feel welcomed was the other it has the potential to be a pleasant experience.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Bad pasta, the fish wasn't so good(and was really thick)terrible service,stay away.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Bad pasta, the fish wasn't so good(and was really thick)terrible service, skip this place!! Really doesn't worth it. Keep going and you will find nice places.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Redcar, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Variable quality food & watch out for the masked service charge!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

My partner and I had visited the above restaurant on two previous occasions and decided to have our last dinner there before we returned home to the UK the following day. The staff were as usual ok but business like and clearly without personality. However the food previously was good and I ordered tagliatelle with chopped fillet steak in a peppered meat sauce, a dish
which my dear lady recommended on our first visit. What I received was bits of steak which was more 70% gristle and 30% meat/fat and no flavour of pepper whatsoever. The waiter reluctantly offered to replace the dish and returned long after my partner had completed her course. When I tasted the replacement it was so salty I couldn't eat another forkful. (No doubt chefs revenge!)
I got an insincere apology from the waiter and they removed half the price of MY meal from the bill! (Wow! That was big of them!!)
Regarding the service charge (Coperto) you will see 2 Euros as standard on the receipt, not bad you may think, until you look further down and they hit you for 10% of the total! Gangsters!
Save yourself the bother folks, eat elsewhere!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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127 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
“Nice Lunch Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Stopped off here twice for lunch during our stay at Lake Garda, on both occasions the service was excellent and the Food was Really Good, the price was fair in our mind and it was nice to sit with a view of the Fountain just watching the world go by while we had an un-hurried lunch.
If you have the Seafood Pizza make sure you get the Picante Sauce to go with it ! WOW ! talk about Hot and Spicy.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
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“Ok, but don't expect too much”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This was probably the worst of the places we ate in Riva but it was ok. The service was somewhat slow and the food, while ok, didn't look the best when it came out.The wait staff were polite without being friendly with the fastest thing arriving being the drinks. While it's ok, there are much better places to eat in Riva.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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