The Porto Rosso experience was a mixed bag. Ultimately, food quality won. Monkfish and speck grilled medallions were out of this world, black risotto was amazing, grilled calamari were ok but a bit tough. The desert, vanila ice cream and cherry sauce crepes were to...die for! If the food quality was the only measure, this place would be a "come back as often as you can" no-brainer.
However, the rude, arrogant and downright disrespectful attitude of their lead waiter was so appalling and crass that, in the end, I will NEVER come back here again nor do I recommend anyone pay them a visit, either!
Our reservation call a day earlier was met with "oh, by a car" comment when we were asked how will we be arriving. Disappointed much? Then, our >clearly communicated< needed number of seats was taken down wrong what lead to a rude, lippy and disrespectful treatment upon our arrival. We were told "ok, we'll seat you all (they should already have known this) but you have to leave in (what amounted to) an hour. Only after lengthy and quite an unpleasant bargaining session, we were (what seemed as reluctantly as it only could be) allowed to sit out of the way of main area. Rude, rude, RUDE! Ultimately, all those precious seats we were so rudely told are "reserved days ahead" remained mostly empty during our stay.
Besides excellent food, the only human interaction well worth mentioning was an amazing, young waiter who served us, Nikša S. I wish this young man all success in his career, he truly deserves it!
Again, in the end, because of the reservation taking and APPALLING upon-arrival treatment, I do NOT recommend this restaurant!More