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“Not good food in a nice location”
Review of Ristorante Isolino

Ristorante Isolino
Ranked #28 of 198 Restaurants in Verbania
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $60
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed October 22, 2013

It is always hard to write a bad review, but in this case it is necessary because the nice location can attract people and there is nothing more than that. In fact the food is not very good in comparison to prices, In September 2013 we had a dinner for four people and, for example, some vegetables were burnt, the plates were too much elaborated with a mix of flavours, wine was not very good, etc. Moreover, the lady owner of the restaurant is not kind: we indicated the burnt vegetables and she replied that it is normal for grilled food, we asked for some oil and she said that there is already a lot of oil in the food (anyway she brought the oil), and finally my daughter (that cannot eat cakes) asked for some berries (autumn is typical time for raspberries, blackberries, etc.) and the lady replied simply "no!". I suggest to be kinder with guests.
Apart all that, the restaurant has a nice courtyard that can be adapt during the summer season for a romantic dinner, but you do not have to look for good food and gentle service.

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LucioMancio, Proprietario at Ristorante Isolino, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2013
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Vergogna!!! è sempre difficile rispondere a persone che sedute a tavola hanno l'arroganza e la presunzione di trasformarsi in professori della serata! Prima di darmi della maleducata e di offendere la cucina, sostenendo di aver ricevuto del cibo non buono, sciacquatevi per bene la bocca!!! se non era buono perchè non avete chiesto dello chef?? vi mandava subito lui a quel paese senza l'utilizzo di questo strumento. é evidente, come del resto scritto da voi, che della nostra cucina non avete capito proprio una mazza! Può piacere come non piacere. Le critiche e osservazioni sono sempre accettate e a volte costruttive ma la vostra no! Comunque mi sembrate le classiche persone culturalmente ignoranti nell'ambito culinario che cercano quel eccesso di protagonismo per distinguersi in una banale recensione. Contenti voi..............!

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Six of us went for dinner without a reservation and there were lots of tables available on a Saturday night. We ordered various dishes and they were all served at different times, but the food was ok, nothing special. The dessert was crema Catalan and was overcooked and greasy! Not appetizing at all. When the bill came we were overcharged by almost €50.00. This was corrected but no-one apologized for the mistake. This is not a restaurant where we will go back to very soon.

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

This family run restaurant is just off of the main square where the cathedral is in Intra. There is a great al fresco area for dining in the warmer months and inside is very homey and inviting. Its quite popular with local people and you will see a lot of families eating here. My husband and I took two friends to this establishment for a special welcome dinner as they were visiting and we have been back since as the food is reasonably priced and very good. I started out with a prawn cocktail which is one of the best I have ever had. It had large fresh prawns of course but what made this course outstanding was that it came in a crisp perfectly cooked pastry shell with home made sauce. Outstanding! The rest of the meal was very good, not five star but a cut above the average. I would certainly recommend this restaurant for a quiet meal in welcoming surroundings out of the way of the busy piazza close by.

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