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“Average food, good value wine and out of date bread”
Review of Ciao Sorrento

Ciao Sorrento
Ranked #24 of 386 Restaurants in Dundee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $54
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: If you want to enjoy fresh quality food in a typical Italian family-style atmosphere, Ciao Sorrento is the place for you. Ciao Sorrento prides itself on using ingredients bought daily and prepared to an extremely high, consistent standard. Consistency is the key word. The food is always the same, excellent. It never varies or drops below this proudly maintained level. It doesn't matter whether you opt for pasta, fish, chicken or steak the dish never fails to hit the high spot. You always know you're going to be served with top quality food cooked to the highest level.
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Visited on a Sat night as a group of 6 on 9th Feb 2013. Nothing memorable about the decor, but the atmosphere was pleasant. Food was average and the wine seemed good value but I got really irritated by the whole table being served up out of date bread sticks (out of date in Oct 2012). Surely this is a basic standard not to hit?! When brought to the attention of the owner, she half heartedly apologised but failed to replace any of the out of date product with fresh or offer any discount or even an apologetic drink. Poor show and not a pleasant start to any dining experience. Will not be back.

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Thank massie_david
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Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Fresh and very well prepared. Pizza to die for. Small and quaint and this is followed by a great atmosphere from the waiting staff.

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Thank NickRamsay
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

As Arnie once said, but this time for the excellent food and service. Surpsingly for a Tuesday evening we were not the only diners, with others coming and going throughout our meal. The waiter was just attentive enough whilst my seafood risotto was damn near perfect. The pizza served to my fellow diner was of similar quality. Only had a main course so unable to comment about remainder of menu which had a great blend and choice. Its not the biggest place in town but at the same time its by no means cramped. If you like authentic Italian food give it a try

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Thank CreelBoat
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

I love italian food but never really go for pasta except here! The pasta al forno is really to die for and me and my wife never need a menu, two pasta al forno and a garlic bread with cheese to share, heaven on a plate!

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1  Thank charliedunstan
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

I decided to visit this restaurant after reading the reviews on trip advisor becouse the reviews seemed so positive.
We decided against going to our favourite restaurant Little italy in Saint Andrews becouse of the time half eight in the evening and we fancied trying some wher nearer as we live in Dundee.
On initial entry to the restaurant we sat at a table near the door no problem. The waitress gave us the menus and we decided to make our choice It was only when i decided to attract the staffs attention as we wanted to order a drink that i noticed the older waitress whisphering to another waitress and looking at us that i felt a little un easy but i srugged it off.
The waitress came over and took our drinks order. We later ordered a risotto and i had a pizza, the pizza was only nine inch eleven pound for a nine inch pizza but it was nice i must admit. My partner ordered the rissoto described as a shell fish dish that frankly tasted of nothing and was obviously microwaved and contained Squid and Octopuss and no shellfish, strange. May be the ressesion has hit hard and sizes of pizzas need to be reduced and shellfih prices have gone up what ever the problem iits a strange place.
complained to the older lady regarding the rissoto only to be told it was the best in Dundee and infact there was no problem so no professionalism or curtesy given with regards to the fact the customer tends to be right!
Upon asking for the bill the rissoto remained on the bill so they tried to charge for it and disregarded us as being valid as people never mind customers. It was becouse of this i decided to have a stronger word with the older lady who is oviously the owner, i suggested to her that why should we pay for something we had not eaten, she replied in a not very pleased way what do you want me to do. It seemed srange that she had to be talked into not charging us.
The result in the end was we did not pay for my parners rissoto. I will never go back a terrible restaurant bad attertude bad food bad service rubbish.

1  Thank leonard l
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