We visited this restaurant for the second time - the last time over a year ago - on the recommendation of a local resident/friend.
We started with an aperitivo on the patio of the next door 5 star hotel. We watched the sun set on the Ponte Vecchio and I must say that this was the highlight of th night.
The restaurant seems to be elegant with interesting and creative dishes, prepared with a flair for presentation. The chef is quite good, as all of our dishes were prepared well, even if they did not arrive at the same time. I must say that this was the precursor of the night, as the service again and again failed to meet the standards that the restaurant was otherwise aiming to meet. The staff knew little about the entrees, and service was generally a problem. This was capped off by our server who did not know that they served Passito by the bottle, and then corrected herself but gave us the wrong wine list - the one that did not include many of their dessert wines. This was compounded by desserts that somehow took upwards of 20 minutes to be delivered.
Having said that, the food on the whole was quite good. The baccala was flavorful even if a bit skimpy, and the lamb was quite tender. Others commented on the excellent gazpacho, but the pork and the potato fries/scampi received some marginal comments.
Overall: high quality food, nice location and ambiance, poor service and also slow service.
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