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“Food good...service SLOW”
Review of Ristorante Il 13

Ristorante Il 13
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We had a so/so experience at this restaurant. The food was good, but the service was ridiculously slow...even by Italian standards. The house wine was excellent and the dishes were all prepared well, but we were shocked that (4) waiters were in charge of the entire restaurant. I wish I could recommend this restaurant more highly, but the service was just too slow!

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

After we entered the door, we waited for 5 minutes without any welcome. The small dining room inside was packed with people, but the (covered) garden area was nearly empty. At last, the personnel offered us a cold, windy table. We didn’t accept this and asked for a better place. The service was hurried and not very friendly. The food came pretty fast, but we had to wait for our plates for another 5 minutes. Our appetizers (meat, artichoke and anchovies) were ‘fresh’ out of a can. Horrible! On top of that, a poor mother had to change her baby’s diaper in the corner of the cold garden, on one of the dining tables, in front of dining people! Not a great view I can tell you. Our main dish, spaghetti with tomato sauce and spaghetti with seafood, were Italy unworthy! Not even fresh tomatoes, but probably sauce out of a can. The seafood tasted fresh, but I could almost count the pieces of seafood on one hand. The only thing we liked was the white house-wine. “Il 13″ was a big failure.

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We had dinner twice and both time it was very good. Both the seafood and the meat was delicious. The staff was very helpful. The wine the they recommended was a perfect choice. Definitly one of the best places to eat in Castiglione

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

I dined with all my family at "Il 13" on end-August 2012. THe restaurant has a spacious inner garden, with plenty of tables and space between them.
The food was excellent, with a rich menu and, perhaps the most important thing, with super-fresh ingredients.
The service was also very efficient and friendly, our kids were quite noisy but the waiters showed a lot of patience and tolerance, which is the more remarkable given the great heat. Congratulations and thanks!!

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

I go there everytime i come back to castiglione and the place always exceed my expectations. Fresh seafood even in the season peak (august), great menu and wines, the owner (paolo) taking care of the customers, great location and nice romantic atmosphere. Recommended.

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