After seeing some of the reviews and being disappointed in "Il Pirata" we decided to try Danima which had some good reviews. One table near us ordered baguettes and said they had been good the day before. We should have ordered them although not Italian food which we wanted. After two months of Indonesian food we just thought we would give this a try. We met people that enjoyed staying there and the location is good, quiet and tables on the beach but that is where most of the good part ends. "Robbie" the waiter was very friendly and did advise us that the Italian owners were away but that the chef had been trained by the Italian owner so we thought that we would give it a try. My husband's bruschetta was good and a reasonable price but I ordered minestrone and I thought that he had made a mistake with the order as what I got was a bright yellow thick corn and maybe pumpkin soup. A couple of other diners also saw this and shook their heads. Robbie then tried to tell me that this was minestrone and it was like that because it had been blended?? I did get a picture of minestrone on my phone and showed him but he still tried to convince me that it was minestrone. For rph75,000 I thought it was overpriced.
I asked for some chilli to spice it up but that was forgotten. I then had a grilled fish/squid/prawn dish which was OK but with 1large prawn, a small piece of fish and two small pieces of squid also expensive compared to other establishments. My husband had the spaghetti with shellfish and both his prawns and my large prawn were overcooked and leathery. As stated in another review the main course was more like an entree size. Maybe they shouldn't try the Italian food unless the owners are there. At over $44 with only lemon squash and tonic water it was expensive.
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