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“Good Food, pity about the staff”
Review of Ristorante Biri

Ristorante Biri
Ranked #38 of 141 Restaurants in Bardolino
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 7, 2012

This restaurant is situated in a courtyard with another restaurant La Porta beside it and both are constantly fighting over passers by for their custom. Initially this was fun to watch but it soon became boring and no love is lost between the two front people. We ate here on one occasion and found the staff unfriendely and disinterested in us. I ordered the house recommneded steak with mushrooms and potatoes and the steak was a generous size and the flavour of it and the myshrooms was very good. The centre of the steak could have been more cooked for my liking but because it was so large a portion I had enough in the more cooked portion. At no stage during our meal did anyone ask us if it was ok. Only when we were clearly finished did the waiter look at the steak peices that were still on my plate and ask if there was something wrong, and when i said thye were not cooked enough he then offered to cook them more which I declined. So we did not go back there again mainly because of the attitude of the staff.

Thank John C
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Having visited Biri twice during a visit to Bardolino in September 2011 we returned in June 2012 and were pleased to find once again the excellent food and friendly welcome we had experienced previously. Their scallopina al marsala and the fillet steak with fresh mixed mushrooms are superb. We visitied twice again this trip and reserved a table for Saturday night as it does get busy. Our favourite restaurant in Bardolino.

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1  Thank DavidH82
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

It's always a good sign when you find a restaurant full of local people celebrating - we think it was a first communion. The menu was varied and local without being touristy. We had delicious antipasti followed by pork escalope with truffle and calves liver. Children stuck to pasta - a lasagne and penne cubana - and weren't disappointed. We look forward to going back. Good service, friendly people and a welcome drink and digestif for our first visit.

2  Thank FranJ0hn
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Reviewed October 22, 2011

We had eaten here once before and remembered it had been a very good meal, so we decided to return during our recent holiday. We were not disappointed.
I made a note of the prices.. Hubby ordered pasta with wild boar sauce: 'bigoli ragu' (€8.50) and I ordered baked lasagne (€8) with a mixed salad (€4.50). The food was delicious. We also ordered a half-litre of house white wine (€5), a bottle of still water (€3) and one espresso (€1.50). With coperto at €1.50 each, the bill came to €33.50 - very reasonable, we thought. At the end of the meal we were given complimentary lemoncello shots.
The restaurant was packed but the service was friendly and efficient. In a central location, it's easy to find: from the main Piazza Matteotti - facing the church - turn right alongside Bottega dei gelato. Around 70 meters along this street, Biri is the first restaurant on the left (they share a courtyard with another restaurant: La Porta).
We would definitely eat here again - and would recommend to others.

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4  Thank maudsters
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

This is one of the best reastaurants we have been to in Europe at a holiday destination. Great quality and variety, staff so friendly

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1  Thank visitwithme
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