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“Slightly disappointing”

Osteria La Botte Gaia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $53 - $82
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We went to this restaurant having read the excellent reviews here. While the service was excellent(if anything too attentive), we were disappointed by food. My husband ordered beef, which was very good. I, however, ordered a cod dish, which I struggled to eat. It was probably an Elban dish cooked correctly, but was simply not very nice, as well as being extremely expensive for what it was. The other food we ate was also slightly underwhelming, though perfectly fine. We left with a large bill feeling slightly disappointed.

Thank Lucy H
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Cozy atmosphere and friendly service. Food is good but not top of the line, we had pasta with seafood and tortilini. Very priceworthy!

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Tuna lost its taste some time ago, v nice apt intro, then..../ the stuff not quite nice as well.. Probably there are some nicer places in the town these days

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1  Thank Corenka M
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Riccardo_Nelli, Proprietario at Osteria La Botte Gaia, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2013
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Dispiace quando capitano recensioni come queste,non per il giudizio negativo, ma perchè non ne comprendo il motivo.
Mi ricordo bene di voi,( non capitano tanti Polacchi di questi tempi)siete stati a cena venerdi 3 maggio.
Nell'affacciarvi all'interno del locale sua moglie aveva già l'espressione:"dove siamo capitati!"
(questa espressione le è rimasta tutta la sera)
Il locale era pieno ed avete accettato con disappunto di sedervi nell'unico tavolo disponibile, in mezzo alla sala, non in angolo come avreste voluto,ma tutti i tavoli negli angoli non ce li posso mettere...
Cristian via ha pazientemete tradotto e spiegato il menù.
Oltre a me ha seguito il vostro tavolo anche Francesco,che al momento di togliere il piatto dove vi era stato servito il tonno mi ha fatto notare che ne era stato lasciato un pezzetto
(30\40 grammi su una porzione da 200\250).
A questo punto le è stato chiesto (com'è logico) se c'era qualcosa che non andava,:"no ok , non avevo molta fame",(in effetti avete diviso un antipato, un primo ed un secondo).123
Ho verificato le comande: ho servito 12 porzioni dello steso tonno ad altri clenti tra cui anche amici in paese a cui successivamente ho chiesto un giudizio,nessun problema.
Ecco,quindi la mia amarezza nel constatare che ho svolto il mio lavoro con coscienza e correttezza,ricevendo in cambio una sorta di pugnalata alle spalle,ma è il lavoro che mi sono scelto e che continuerò a fare con la voglia di sempre
Riccardo

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Great place located only few minutes from the center on the city, Porto Azzurro. Riccarto and his wife are running this great restaurant in this very well know village in Elba Island. The place offer a well done garden on the back where you can enjoy an Al Fresco dining, Very good food and very good wine list.

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Thank barbara g
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Most certainly the best in Porto Azzurro, for fish preparations probably the best in Elba Island.
the hotel told us to eat in this nice restaurant.! very good service and wine list !
we had a very nice dinner!

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Thank roman l
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