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“Terrible! The worst meal I have ever paid for apart from in a works canteen!”
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La Stazione
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: West End
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Terrible! The worst meal I have ever paid for apart from in a works canteen!”
Reviewed October 11, 2010

We both had prawn cocktail, which stated that it was "Classic prawn cocktail". They were £7 each and consisted of miniscule (clearly just defrosted) prawns, 1 lettuce leaf, and a teaspoonful of marie rose sauce. My main course was vitello alla saltimbocco. it consisted of 2 fatty thin slices of veal with a couple of slices of parma ham. I think the sauce was a dissolved stock cube, slightenly thickened with cornflour with some dried mixed herbs thrown in. This came with chips. My partner's tagliatelle was bright orange, clearly made with coloured chedder cheese and really soggy. Service was terrible - same grumpy old man, I believe, that i have just read about. INCREDIBLY BAD

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1 Thank Albal44
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  • English first
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English first
Provence, France
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Horrible: best avoided!”
Reviewed August 30, 2010

Rude waiter: an older Italian man who behaved as if it were an imposition to serve us. Poor, overpriced food, far from authentic Italian cuisine: banal at best. Shabby decor, and dingy surroundings. Stay away!!!!

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1 Thank canadienerrant
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edinburgh
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Faulty towers except not funny”
Reviewed August 26, 2010

We hadnt booked so were pleased to get a table-unfortunately downhill from there. A pleasant young waiter took our order, as a couple of minutes passed the next thing there was shouting & throwing of order pads from an older waiter/??owner regarding our order. 15 mins later the older very rude waiter re took our order & thus we knew our order was yet to make it as far as the kitchen. When the food came it was only average, jars of sauce we guessed & only that we were so hungry & also wanted to avoid seeing another shouting & throwing scene we said nothing. When we were finished the older rude waiter came over lifted our plates (some food still on them) & only then asked if we were finished to which I replied "looks like it". We witnessed other groups being very poorly treated also alhough they seemed to think the rude waiter humourous initially....Im pretty sure that will have changed by the time they were leaving. We will never be back, we begrudged paying for the food not to mention the service & the place was pretty dingy & dated too.....

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2 Thank matilda25edinburgh
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london
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“shocking, filthy, awful and expensive - OMG!”
Reviewed August 23, 2010

I can't understand the good reviews. This place is AWFUL.
The place was filthy, dusty and very dingy. The decor is repulsive and very out of date.
A world away from a good Italian. Unauthentic. I'm speechless.
We had the mussel's which were off - they were sent back.
Everything was below par. Never again. I would rather go on hungry strike.

Dirty, tacky and filthy. Not recommended. OVER PRICED

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2 Thank Londonjay31
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Edinburgh
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“A Hidden Italian Gem!!”
Reviewed March 7, 2010

Located next to Haymarket Station, this small Italian Restaurant above Ryries Pub serves simple authentic Italian food made by the hand of a charming Genoese Chef.

Friendly service, value for money and with Italian banter in the background it is a little slice of Italy here in Edinburgh!!

We will definately become regulars!!

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