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“A horrible experience!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Da Alvaro - CLOSED

Da Alvaro
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A horrible experience!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2011

This restaurant was recommended by another restaurant.
Wen we arrived we noticed that on the reservation list we were listed as "foreingners"...
We were treated in a very rude way, seated on a dirty table and not served for half an hour. The place was full of people, but lach of staff...
I strongly advise you NOT to go there, esp. as a "non local"...
They take advantage of their location...

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3 Thank ianmike
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
dublin ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“very poor service and poor value”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2009

We had heard positive things about this restaurant and we were looking forward to eating there during a recent visit to Numana. The positives were (a) the restaurant enjoys a beautiful location being adjacent to the end of the square which has fabulous views over the coast line and (b) the food. Be warned that you must be a lover of fish particularly shellfish - otherwise, you really are not catered for. Be also warned that the restaurant staff speaks little or no English.

The negatives which completely outweigh the positives are (a) service and (b) price. The service tone is set by the owner who obviously missed school on the day they covered such things as greeting, hospitality, friendliness, the need to smile, civility even service itself. Unfortunately, he is also responsible for staff training. Quite what his modus operandi is, particularly in these recessionary times, is beyond my comprehension but the experience leaves a very bad taste in ones mouth. I did attempt to make my feelings known to the owner as we left but the language barrier made things very difficult to get across the full extent of our dissatisfaction. Whilst the food is good it is very overpriced. Numana itself is a poor area and the restaurant decor is very basic.

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5 Thank blackrockdubliner
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