This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. Given their previous recommendation had been very good, we were surprised that this was very average.
The menu had 'show off' combinations like shrimps and cocoa butter which defy culinary logic and certainly don't sound Italian. In fact it was quite a hard menu for me to choose from because so many dishes had one 'surprise' ingredient which made the dish sound unattractive. I should say that I am a Londoner, I love innovative food and eat very widely. So my reaction was not conservative but prudent - the combinations just didn't sound like they would work.
To be fair, we ordered dishes which were all good. I am not sure if the verdict would have been the same if I had tried some of their combinations but since we didn't try, we won't judge.
The service also had 'theatrical' elements which to me felt old fashioned and completely unnecessary; there is no added value in cooking a steak o a primus ring in front of the customer. However, on the basics, service was slow and mechanical.
Finally, this place is expensive. Antipasti were comfortably in €20 - €30 range and similar for secondi piatti. The bill for two, (two courses and three glasses of wine and service) was €150. You can do better in
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