We had a reservation and we left standing in the entrance for 10 minutes waiting for someone to notice us. There was a definite musty odour as we entered the restaurant and we eventually identified it as stale urine. We were finally shown to our table and our water glasses filled. Looking around at the other tables, the food didn't look great. We decide only to order a main dish and leave as quickly as possible. I was studying the menu when suddenly there was a fish next to me with the waiter saying that it was the fish of the day, sea bass. We nodded thank you and he disappeared only to spring up on the other side holding a bowl of uncooked rice with 3 truffles on top. He picked one up as he was reciting the truffle dishes on offer and I could see green mould on the bottom of it. He lost his place in the list of dishes and recited the second half twice. After another 15 minute wait our order was eventually taken and a basket of bread placed on the table. It was unfortunately stale.
The meals came very quickly after we ordered and were overcooked and tasted like they had been reheated in the microwave. My Petto di pollo came with mashed potato, which I didn't think that Italians ate, and wilted spinach which was ok. The glass of Italian wine that I had with the meal was the only high point, it was excellent.
We were then given, we didn't order it, a dish with watermelon and biscotti which was excellent apart from the fake whipped cream in the middle.
We were also given, again not ordered, the worst Tiramisu I have ever tasted. We couldn't finish it. It was accompanied by some of the worst port that I've tasted, it had a nose of old socks and a taste of vinegar. We eventually paid and got out.
The Americans at the next table we gushing on about how wonderful and authentic everything was and they were right.
It is a cheap Italian restaurant catering for gullible American tourists.
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