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“Yes, but.”

Ristorante Il Melograno
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Ranked #8 of 55 Restaurants in Altopascio
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Pisa
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Yes, but.”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Very pleasant lunch, good food and service, too bad it was December and we couldn't enjoy the terrace and the view from there.

More expensive than other restaurants in the same league, recommended to foreigners looking for a good not-for-tourist experience.

But.

It's almost 2013, it's been years since we were forced to think about the crisis and how to "better" spend our money.

Being so lucky to keep affording to go out for lunch or dinners, I've started wondering about those restaurants that seem to go on like nothing has changed.

Yes, the idea of having dinner on the Titanic comes to mind.

Nothing personal against the Melograno, but it's good but not memorable enough to be that expensive, so it's unlikely I'll visit them again.

  • Visited December 2012
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Baone,Padova,Italia
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Un ottimo ristorante, bellissima atmosfera”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

We have been there during a summer night, dining on the terrace overviewing an ancient square in Altopascio. Since the beginning the atmosphere has been wonderful.
The service is very good, the two owners came to help us choosing the food and wine.
The menu is very good, both with fish and meat, the quality as well is excellent. The service in general has been perfect.
Don't miss the desserts!!.
A night to be remembered

  • Visited July 2012
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Glendale, California
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Our favorite restaurant in the World”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

My wife and I visit Lucca each year, and Il Melograno is always the first restaurant that we visit and go back again for a second time, before leave. The setting is absolutely lovely and the service is first rate, by all standards. If you like Florentine Steak, get ready for the best you have ever had. The owners are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. We have taken many friends and family members there, and they have all agreed that Il Melograno is one of a kind.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Small portions, big prices!!”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

Went to this restaurant on recommendation following a visit to the Palais Palffy, close by. Pleasant surrounding were enticing so happily sat down and asked for the menu, to be told they didnt have one. The waiter then relayed what they had on offer which was 3 antipasti, a pasta dish, 3 mains, 3 desserts. Friend decided on the sea bass with potatoes and we were taken aback when informed it was 29euros and the pasta I'd decided to have, which was not classed as a main dish, was 14euros. However, it was our last night in Vienna, so I ordered 1 glass of prosseco which was brought to the table already poured, and my friend asked for water. At no stage were we offered a wine list. Still we had high expectations of the food. However, when it arrived we were dismayed to find that the seabass dish consisted of 1 seabass fillet accompanied by a sprig of dill and 2 small pieces of tomato skin with a side dish of chopped up boiled potatoes in their skins. The pasta was starter sized and the carbonara sauce overly salted. We decided to forego dessert, got the bill which was 60euros, and left.
I would not recommend this restaurant. It is way over priced, portion sizes are meagre and the actual food is nothing more than average. Staff were efficient enough but not in the least friendly, and you are still expected to tip 10% of the bill costs. In addition you will pay a lot for very little and leave hungry!!
There are many very good restaurants in Vienna, but this is not one of them.

  • Visited June 2012
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