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“disappointing” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of San Domenico

San Domenico
Ranked #1 of 202 Restaurants in Imola
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $73 - $233
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2009

When i walked out of here, the only thing I said "wow" about was the bill. This is said to be the best restaurant in Italy; I disagree. This is haute haute cuisine but just not anything to write home about. Over-buttered, over-truffled, over-sauced over over everything. The service was superb, the restaurant itself is lovely but the food is just not extraordinary. Also, it's a good thirty minutes from Bologna; there doesnt seem to be restaurant parking and walking to the car after dinner on dark and lonely Imola streets was a little scary, with some odd folks walking around. I would say stay in Bologna and have a meal you will be satisfied with at a price that reflects the meal. I had a great many dinners in Italy that were far better than here.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best restaurant experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2008

Okay, here's the deal...three guys who no nothing about gastronomy...we taste and if we like, we eat lots of it! Same with drinks... me and my friends ate here in 2005 so this is a late review...we arrived before 8pm and was not allowed in...cmon, can't we sit at the bar? of course we found out later they had no bar...after circling the church next door for what seems like forever, we were allowed in for the best meal of our lives...we were "totally" underdressed but the staff treated us like royalty...we were given champagne and appetizers while looking at the menu....after deciding on the pre-fix menu and some wine choices, we were brought out more appetizers...then came the soup, salad, first course, second course and then we lost track of the dishes...what was cool was that there were staff of all ages and gender dressed differently carefully bringing and taking our plates... after desserts and after dinner drinks we found out the last train was leaving in 15 minutes...the meal was approaching 4HRS!...the staff was not too pleased that we did not have time for expresso but understood we had to leave. They hailed us a cab and gave the obligatory "cheek kiss" goodbye. I still remember the smell and and experience as if it happened yesterday....

Caution, my friend went back last year and ordered the port wine..waiter said there was no menu and offered only "old or new"..of course he ordered old and was brought out a bottle "caked" with dust...after the first sip, he found out the pour cost 240 euros....he savored every drop.....

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“The most incredible experience ever made. Yout tastebuds will thank you for the rest of your life!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2008

The most incredible experience ever made. Yout tastebuds will thank you for the rest of your life!

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“It's one of the nicest restaurant in my area! very smart...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2008

It's one of the nicest restaurant in my area! very smart...

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