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“You'll find a much warmer welcome elsewhere”
Review of La Piazzetta

La Piazzetta
Ranked #59 of 111 Restaurants in Lipari
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We were attracted by the cosy outdoor seating here, just off the main street in Lipari. We had pizzas, which were fairly good. Although the service was efficient the staff were very unfriendly; I initially put that down to the fact we'd been on an all-day boat tour and were not particularly well-dressed for the occasion, but it seems some other reviewers have had a similar experience. In fact I don't think they said a word once we'd sat down; simply plonking down the menu, then the wine (without pouring it), then the pizzas, then the bill. I didn't mind the 10% service charge too much as it was stated on the menu outside, but we certainly didn't leave anything extra.

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Reviewed August 13, 2011

This was the worst restaurant experience we had during the whole of our 2 weeks in Italy. The level of service was appalling, the waitress was too busy talking to someone she knew to write down my starter and when only my husband's arrived and I (finally) managed to get her attention to point this out there was no apology, in fact she didn't even say a word. The starters were fairly nice - particularly the smoked salmon with ricotta, but it appeared that when anything actually needed cooking they struggled. My veal was tough and my husband's steak extremely unappetising. Anaemic in colour, it appeared to have been boiled and tasted horrible. After waiting forty minutes (and asking several times) they finally brought the bill. Other lowlights included having to ask for missing items of cutlery and the couple next to us seemed to be having an equally bad experience with one of their mains being delivered to yhe table and left there to get cold while they were still eating their starters. Whereas every other restaurant we visited had a cover charge and left additional service to the discretion of the customer, they added 10% automatically. If our Italian had been better we would have argued it. I think it's telling though that somewhere which appears to take absolutely no pride in its service would do this. Don't be fooled by the pretty setting or how busy it is, this was a truly disappointing meal.

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