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“Average when you've had better”

Lobs Fish Restaurant
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Ranked #253 of 2,722 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $77
Cuisines: Caribbean, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: San Lorenzo
Description: In a warm environment purely Marinaro , a candlelight ambient, the rich and savory cuisine of Lobs , served with the right wine , ready to welcome you and to each event and occasion , marking moments of secure memory . Restaurants specializing in seafood with fresh fish , thanks to the excellent service and friendly but not intrusive to create a marine atmosphere , the restaurant Lobs is the ideal place for an unforgettable celebration for every event . The Lobs is the perfect location for your business lunches or dinners for your business , by offering personalized menus . For pleasant evenings in a magical and welcoming atmosphere, Lobs is The Ideal Place to relax in company with the quality of the Proposed Food and wines .
Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Average when you've had better”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

I shouldn't really review a seafood eatery when I come from Sydney. None the less went to dinner here last night on recommendation of apartment manager as she said it was the best. I assume this place is considered great as a local seafood place, but for us it was average. Very eatable, but won't return. Very noisy and stuffy inside.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Popular with local expats”
Reviewed September 18, 2012 via mobile

Taken here by a friend who lives here, I thought the food was delicious. I had the black squid risotto.

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
“Another tourist restaurant, like many others.”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

This is one of scores of tourist restaurants with average food at above average prices. Not bad, but certainly not great food. Almost impossible to eat for value in high tourist areas!

Visited September 2012
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Menlo Park, California, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Steamed Sea Bass...Yum!”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

Fresh is the word with frutti di mare. We ordered spaghetti with clam and steamed sea bass (entire fish). They were simple and superb. My mom wanted to lick the plate! With the menu price, I would think it is value according to California standard.

  • Visited August 2012
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cork/london/dublin
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68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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“Reasonably good food spoiled by poor service”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Visited Lobs without a reservation late afternoon , one waitress only who had a serious attitude problem and a complete disinterest putting two customers noses out of joint.very offhand and tired interaction somewhat spoiled the occasion both for us and other customers. Is recommended on TA yet maybe resting on their laurels as far as service, or lack of it,is concerned!

Anchovies were divine..genuinely the best i have ever had and enough for a main course on its own, needing no more than a twist of lemon and a touch of tabasco!MMMM.

Second Pasta course was VERY poor and mean in the extreme.Taglatelli with seafood yet it was a bit like looking for the vegetables in an instant soup sachet. Miserable tiny bits of octopus , two prawns and tiny mussels with a thin and insipid tomato sauceSent the dish back, waitress just shrugged.This dish is so basic and easy to prepare with good ingredients.

The half lobster that followed was good yet had to request finger bowl and napkins from sulky waitress.
Maybe it gets better mid evening and has more staff, so will return again to see but wont accept sub standard offerings.
Not an expensive meal yet surely a good atmosphere and good service are an essential and expected part of the eating experience also?

  • Visited July 2012
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