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“Pleasant”

Osteria La Contrada
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $37 - $43
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The osteria IS OPEN ONLY IN the evening from 07pm to 11pm we are open 7 days at week untill ottober .L' osteria e aperta SOLO la sera dalle 19.00 Alle 23.00 Tutti i giorni senza giorno di riposo fino ad ottobre
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Popped in around 5pm to get a reservation, the owner told us to be there by 7pm and leave by 8pm, so we agreed since we really wanted to try out the place. Was surprised that they did not serve pizzas, but the dishes were of similar quality to other restaurants in the area. The house wine was good and the owner let us stay till 9.30, so that was a plus.

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Thank B H
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

My wife and I had a relaxed and delicious lunch here, made better by charming service. Being vegetarians, we were catered for very well with excellent bigoli con vongole followed by swordfish and eggplant, the latter recommended by the owner, who made us feel very welcome. He also made some excellent suggestions of wine by the glass for each course, including regional Chardonnay and sauvignon. Certainly as good a meal as we have had on the lake.

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

We ate here on a trip in 2007 and remembered it as one of the better meals of our holiday, a real gem. We were delighted to find it again by accident this holiday (May 2013) so we popped in for lunch. We sat in the courtyard bit again, and ordered various types of homemade tagliatelle. My husband said his with seafood was the best meal of the holiday, although I found mine with garlic a bit boring. The price was quite high, it was the most expensive meal of our holiday actually, so we were a bit shocked. Service was good, although when we were desperate to head off because our baby was screaming, we waited for about 15 minutes trying to catch the waiter's eye, and we had to go searching for him in the end. It was fine, but our memories of it were better!

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Thank SarahB23027
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Recomended by our hotel (Lido Palace), we were looking forward to a pleasant evening meal. We arrived to find the (only wiater / owner?) was unwilling / unable to descibe the dishes on his menu, so for ease, we deceided to follow his recomendations. The food was truely AWFUL; badly prepared, poorly cooked and presented in a pretentious way. The wine tasted like vinegar!Being British, we elected to settle the bill (despite not eating and of the 4 courses) and leave quietly. The waiter took exception to this and proceeded to lecture us on the "problem with our poor (British) palate". To make matters worse, he decided to share his view with the other guests in Italian; many of these guests being equally embarassed at his behaviour!

This restaurant clearly needs to gets the very basics of customer service right before moving on to preparing edible food. This is an experience that we wouldn't wish on our worst enemies; or is that too British of us again?!

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Thank Ash R
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Small, smart restaurant in the centre of Riva. It is one of the better places to eat in Riva. Quality food, although a little pricey for the portion size. Warm welcoming service, good choice of food and wine. Worth a visit if in Riva.

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Thank CrisDelgi
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