Locanda dell'800 must mean well, but it's just not very good. Nearly all the dishes have a twist (roast yellow pepper spread with feta, chicken salad with citrus), but there's no genius in the variations, and the actual results were often mediocre. For instance, a spaghetti with what is described, essentially, as a sauce of caprese (fresh tomato, mozzarella, basil) is actually a generic cooked tomato puree sauce with little chunks of mozzarella that didn't melt and one sprig of basil planted on top. The personnel were friendly and helpful, and the tiny piazza off the main piazza is charming, but in the end, one eats out for the food. Restaurant cooking should be better than something you can throw together at home, but this was just like something you would concoct from the fridge absent the care you would bestow on those humble ingredients.
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July 8, 2012
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as much as i can understand your point of view, i could also say that simple basic cooking is the golden rule of italian cousine. i dont really know what you can expect from a dish that costs 6 euros and says spaghetti with tomato basil and buffalo mozzarella. that said i wish we had the confrontation of ideas at the table where you could have suggested how to improve my restaurant.
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