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“Reasonable food, but expensive and with poor service”

Osteria La Cantinella
Ranked #5 of 18 Restaurants in Barolo
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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125 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Reasonable food, but expensive and with poor service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

I got the indication of the Cantinella but it was a deception. I came early to the restaurant to reserve a table but I was received with several restrictions like cannot be outside ( in spite of still places), the table should be in front of bathroom and no room for discussion! Maybe due to the fact I was alone and owners were more foccused on having the maximal occupation, even with unhappy clients. The wine recomendation was Ok, but the pasta and the cheese plate were disapointing!
And at the end guess what: what a expensive bill for the lunch! Wine contributed a little bit, but if you decide for the Cantinella, be prepared! I would not recommend!

  • Visited May 2014
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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Our favorite Borolo restaurant (and we tried them all)!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed four nights in Borolo, and this was the only restaurant in town that we returned to for a second bite. Family run, it is the perfect Borolo osteria. The daughter served us, and she was so sweet and attentive. The homemade pasta was great! (Try the wild boar pasta!!) And the wine selection was perfect for the area. A gem of a place!

  • Visited May 2014
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Tel-Aviv
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266 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Amazing egg ravioli!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

The restaurant was one of the only ones that was open on the evening we arrived. It was full, but still the service was excellent. We took a 3 course menu deal,, which had many options. All the food was great, but the egg ravioli was amazing, and a "must try" when visiting there.

Visited April 2014
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141 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Very disappointing. Don't go there!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

I will not come back. The service is terrible. It takes you half hour to order a bottle of water and to get your food ordered. The food was nothing special. The taste was just ok. At the time that we decided to pay, nobody knows what had we eaten and the bill was never right. In addition the price is very expensive for what you get.

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Thank THRP
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Geneva, Switzerland
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in Barolo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

I was in Barolo recently and ate there twice. Service is very nice and the food great. Terrasse is a must if the sun is out! One of the best risotto I have ever had.

  • Visited April 2014
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