We have been to Ariete on a number of occasions now and each time we have been let down. It's practically on our doorstep so we have been living in hope that it would get better but we are greatly dissapointed.
The restaurant is beautiful inside and the food is actually quite nice (although we have been served very under cooked pasta and cold prawns on separate occasions). There is just so much that lets the place down.
The staff for one - they are predominantly young girls that act like it's their first night and have probably never been trained properly. We ordered wine and the girl brought it over to the table, after her struggling to open the bottle she then proceed to just pour it without asking if we wanted to taste it.
Half way through the meal another waitress came over to fill up the glasses, she filled my husband's glass up and then put the bottle down and walked away leaving me to pour my own, which was just bizarre.
We both ordered steak and it came with vegetables, we were waiting on more to come as the portion we were given was only for one person, but nothing else arrived.
We were sat next to a 30th birthday party of about 20+ people who mainly took over the restaurant with the noise they were making. From the times that we have been in previously, the staff seem to look after the larger parties more than they do the smaller groups and couples. It was difficult to get anyone's attention.
It's such a shame as with better trained staff and a better organised seating plan, separating the larger parties and putting couples at the other end of the restaurant so that can actually hear themselves speak, would make it a much better place for dining.
Overall unimpressed and will not be returning again.
I have given it a rating of 2 as the food is good, but the overall experience on each occasion has been terrible.
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