Unfortunately we recently had a meal in 'Oste Pazzo Ristarante' near the Castle dell'Ovo in Naples, Italy. I say unfortunate because had I read reviews on Tripadvisor prior to eating in this area of Naples I wouldn't have entertained eating in Oste Pazzo.
We were victims of the the very same fish scam that other reviews mention. When we were looking at the sandwich board outside, the waiter came over and even said jokingly 'if you don't like anything you dont have to pay for it'.
Whilst mulling over the menu the waiter suggested that we try the mixed fish appetiser starter which was a small taster dish - we went on his recommendation thinking that it was small and wouldn't be expensive. The waiter was also trying to push for us ordering lobster or fish for our main course - which we declined.
The mixed fish starter arrived very quickly, it was small dishes of squid, baby octopus, anchovies, and other fish on four plates. It wasn't very nice and we didn't eat much of it.
The main courses that we had from the menu were very average.
When we recieved the bill we were shocked to see that it was just short of €100! The fish appetiser dish was charged at €30. I questioned this with the friendly and pushy waiter who then became not so friendly saying that we never asked how much the appetiser was when ordering it. We reminded him about saying if we didn't like it we didn't have to pay for it - to which he replied that we had to pay for it or he would call the police.
After arguing our case we paid for the meal minus the starter and the service charge. The waiter wasn't very happy but couldn't argue as we had paid for our meal. We left Oste Pazzo feeling that we had been scammed, ripped off, and not very happy at all.
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