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“Terrible really awful food, just don't go near the place”

Ristorante Pizzeria Alla Torre
Ranked #135 of 153 Restaurants in Riva Del Garda
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 17, 2014

We decided this looked a decent place and off the beaten track, we were offered a well placed table although it wasn't as busy as it had looked the first time we walked past

Staff were at best reasonable, although I wonder why they choose this profession if it isn't something they like to do

We can tolerate a few grumpy waiters however the food; The risotto was totally disgusting, there was zero presentation and to be honest it did resemble a plate of vomit. The rice was hard and the sauce insipid, scattered with flimsy soft and bedraggled looking mushrooms. We thought this was bad until the mains.

I swear that my chicken came served with whatever sauce they had attempted to bring the first time, and my wife's scampi tagliatelle was worse than a student could make with limited budget or knowledge, containing no less than 3 pieces of scampi

I didn't eat the chicken, and we sent the tagliatelle back because it was cold, stuck together and gloopy. The waiter reported this to who we assumed was the owner or chef who came to the table, and took away the dish with no apology telling us how costly scampi was

The plate came back no different to how it was taken, maybe they took it to the kitchen and looked at it for 3 mins because it was no warmer and remained uneaten

It's disgrace to Italy and can't be called food, I told them I would not and did not pay for the mains, offering just to pay for the antipasta (of which we hadn't really said much to them about in fairness) and the drinks etc

Terrible awful food, I can taste it now writing about it.

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Decided not to eat in the main tourist restaurants as you get off the boat and found this in a back street. Expectations were not too high I must admit but the tablecloths were clean and we were hungry! Had some lovely house wine one litre for €12 and we both ordered the Calzonissimo pizza (folded) with mozzarella, mushrooms, Gorgonzola inside topped off with rocket and prosciutto. €10. They were absolutely massive and one of the best we had had whilst touring Italy! Pleasantly surprised and was not like the other reviewers experiences.

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

We were just strolling the streets of Riva and thought this place looked ok from the outside. Went in, it was maybe 2/3 full and we were offered a choice of tables. The service was ok - I think we were being waited on by the owner as he sat on a nearby table eating a plate of chips part way through the evening. He spoke good English but there wasn't much by way of conversation and he seemed both a little grumpy but quite friendly at the same time, if such a thing is possible!

The food was good enough, though I felt my pasta dish was perhaps a little on the small side and I helped my wife finish her pizza. Prices were pretty standard for the town.

Might go again - it wasn't awful at all, but wasn't a fantastic experience.

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Thank Joseph M
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Cannot believe previous reviews. We thought the service and food were excellent and would have eaten here again if it not been full. Reasonable drinks and my husband says the best pizza he has eaten in years! Lovely position away from lake front.

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Thank EileenMT
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Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Well just a warning. If you like to pay too much for bad food and louzy service, go here. Otherwise go somewhere else. It's ALWAYS better than this place!

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