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“"The glory has faded" Auge used to be...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Auge Ristorante

Auge Ristorante
22 Grote Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
08 84109332
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Ranked #86 of 1,378 Restaurants in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $31
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Adelaide, Australia
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“"The glory has faded" Auge used to be...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2009

"The glory has faded"

Auge used to be a top Adelaide restaurant; now, it is a paragon of pretention.

I dined there recently. The food servings were extremely modest.

The service had a level of pretentious superiority you seldom experience elsewhere, and never enjoy anywhere.

The pricing was exhorbitant.

If you want to go to a top level Italian food place in Adelaide- go to Assagio, and keep a wide berth from Auge!

I see that other recent visitors have had similar experiences.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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adelaide
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“Resting on "Reputation"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2009

We recently chose this restaurant to celebrate a significant event. We have eaten at and enjoyed Auge several times previously. This time we left extremely dissapointed. The service was very average,with the staff just going through the motions. If you are going to go to the effort of wearing white gloves for table service,maybe the table could have been cleared of all bread crumbs before the dessert. After we asked for 1 extra bread roll,maybe we could have been offered more oil,as we had finished the amount on the table. The salt was empty. No greeting by the waiting staff,just placing food.
The somellier was the exception to the lack of service. He displayed knowledge with an informative,friendly manner.
Auge is an upmarket restaurant and the prices reflect that. That is fine and we are used to this when dining but the food prices were ridiculously over priced,for the portions served.
Luckily we had chosen not to celebrate with others as we would have been very embarrassed. There are many better choices in Adelaide.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent italian restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2009

Nice ambience, top end food, good wine list. Best italian restaurant in Adeliade.

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“Overpriced and underseasoned - and then there's the water!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2009

I took friends there for dinner because of the reviews I'd read. The decor is very nice and service was almost too attentive. But then the food was so disappointing, as if the chef was just not interested. A lack of seasoning on some dishes and lack of inspiration on others. But what really annoyed us was the water. I requested a large bottle of sparkling water to share and one of my guests requested just tap water. I should have noticed that various waiters refilled our glasses a couple of times during the evening, but we were talking and just not paying close attention. Imagine our surprise when the bill contained nearly $50 in charges just for water! I've never eaten anywhere in the world where I wasn't at least asked about an additional bottle of wine or water or whatever if a cost would be involved. That water charge, combined with the poorly seasoned food, will ensure that my friends and I will never return to Auge or recommend it to anyone we know. This is a very pretentious restaurant that does not live up to the hype.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious Italian.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2009

Delicious Italian.

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