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“Food good but service truly dreadful”

Nuovo Piccolo Mondo
Ranked #40 of 357 Restaurants in Sanremo
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 29, 2013

On several occasions we had failed, whilst passing, to get a table for lunch at Piccolo Mondo but this time we made sure by making a reservation. Perhaps, we were unlucky in picking a day when they were short staffed as whilst he food was quite good ( but not exceptional ) the service was truly appalling. The service was very slow added to which we had to ask repeatedly for everything we needed - extra glasses for water, salt, pepper, cutlery etc. We did not risk another lengthy delay by ordering dessert. And as for getting the bill, we eventually gave up and joined the lengthy queue inside. We won't bother returning; there are many other, better places in San Remo.

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Good food, good wine, service with a smile, reasonable prices. Don't come too late, the place quickly fills up!

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Thank Robert S
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

I have been coming to San Remo for a few years and was pleasantly surprised to recently find this little treasure of a restaurant. Cosy, over-layed tables in a front room with a small, not-so tourist menu and a few house specials that sell out fast...really goooood crème caramel being one of them. (You have been fore warned!) - We have been back for lunch a few times this winter and can definitely say it's well worth a visit!

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Classic local recipes such as tripe Ligurian style, good selection of local wines, local Italians also eating there, attentive service right in the middle of San Remo

Thank Chris O
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

fed up with the same old pasta and the same old sauces
dislike restaurants with photos of the mediocre food outside
sceptical about huge menus
well...try Piccolo Mondo
We visited three times during our weeks stay in San Remo
The menu is short and changes daily
The flavours are delicate and the food interesting
My wife and I do not eat meet
The vegetable tarts were delicious and the vegetable strudel was outstanding
Fish and meat available of course...my wife had grilled fish and thought it very good
The pear sponge was memorable
The owner speaks good English
The menu is in Italian and the owner will explain when asked
In fact this was the only minus point
Some people took advantage of his good nature and asked for very detailed explanations which slowed the service for everybody else to his obvious discomfort
An extra waitress would have helped
We ate outside but the interior was attractive

Thank cyfreithwr
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