I have eaten here before so I booked a table for 4 for my birthday. There were a few communion crowds just finishing up so we were seated at the bar until our table was ready. We didn't have to wait long. A young waiter took our order and although he was very pleasant and friendly he did lack any knowledge of the food on the menu. We ordered the antipasto to share. The waiter put this and a portion of bread in front of us and we were not sure if the bread was for the person who ordered the soup or us. So we ordered another portion. I asked for olive oil and balsamic. I received olive oil infused with rosemary and they DIDN't have any balsamic vinegar. This I couldn't believe - its an Italian restaurant. He asked if I wanted chilli oil instead ??? The soup lacked flavour but the deep fried Brie - ordered by my partner was lovely. I was sooo dissapointed with the Antipasto. No effort at all put into it. Mortedella, Salami and some very very tired looking parma ham. NO olives, melon or anything else really. A tiny bit of salad in the middle of the plate. No cooking involved here - just a bit of imagination and flair - the mains were gorgeous though .I had the ricotta and spinach pasta. Not overdone and not TOO much sauce - lovely. The pizza was thin and crispy and the steaks arrived just how they were ordered. But we had to wait at least 5 mins for the sauce that was supposed to accompany them. The waiter was serving a couple of tables and we had to call a different waiter. We ordered coffees and ice-cream after and I ordered a Calypso coffee- which never arrived. The owner dropped by the table a couple of times but wasn't aware of the poor service. There was a loud buzz of conversation - no music at all.No atmosphere There was lovely Italian music piped into the bathrooms - which had no toilet paper- but none at all in the restaurant. There is so much potential for this place. Lovely setting overlooking the river. Lovely decor. I would have loads of ideas to get people coming to this restaurant. The owner needs to step back and take a look at it. Was so dissapointed this time but will keep an eye on the facebook page and the menu to see if they will improve things.
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