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“Greek Salad Passed the Test - Noticeable High Quality Ingredients”
Review of Chianti Allegro - CLOSED

Chianti Allegro
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: Restaurant in typical Tuscan taverns style. The specialties are various types of bruschetta, prosciutto,mortadella, pasta, parmesan eggplant. All this will be accompanied by good wine and a selection of beers.
Winnipeg
Level 6 Contributor
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“Greek Salad Passed the Test - Noticeable High Quality Ingredients”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

It can be said some people eat at McDonalds for lunch whereas others are willing to pay for higher priced and quality meals.
I had heard comments about this restaurant , and walked by it on the way to the square many times, that this new Italian restaurant was pricey. Or at least more expensive than some other restaurants in town.
The meal I chose was something i could have a reference to - both at home and in Puerto Morelos as well. I had a simple Greek salad along with a soft drink.
The presentation as per the photos was quite good. Higher end condiments , that i have not seen in Puerto Morelos - as imported Balsamic vinegar was provided.
Overall the quality of the ingredients was very noticeable at once. The salad was very tasty. Ingredients of a salad differ both by geography and preference. I am used to cucumbers in a Greek salad. This salad did not include cucumbers - yet this might be a result of seasons, tastes or preference of the cook.
The olives were of a noticeably higher grade than i am used to. Feta cheese as well was noted.
Overall it was a good meal, in nice clean surroundings that was tasty . The overall higher quality of the ingredients was certainly noticeable.
I will return to try one of the pasta dishes
One other point in reflection - i had previously reviewed another Greek Salad last year in trip advisor. My recollection was that it was an exceptional salad but rather small. This salad was full size and served as a full and complete evening meal for me.

  • Visited June 2013
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4 Thank LauraMorelosQueen
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Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good,nice,and lovely italian restauran”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Chianti Allegro is a nice restaurant in Puerto Morelos .Food is very authentic Italian food however I'm not custom to really original Italian but I appreciate sampling different internacional cuisines
I ordered eggplant parmesan it was good,the owner are nice and service was wonderful.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Bern C
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Ontario
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Worst restaurant in Puerto Morelos”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We were excited to try this new restaurant as it looked quite cute and quaint when we had driven by-what a letdown. There were only two other tables being served while we were there so it surely should not have taken an hour and a half to be served a sub par meal. Firstly, the menu is very limited. You have a choice of a few different brushetta's for an appetizer and about 5 different pastas ( with no description of what they actually were). We ordered the mixed brushetta which was suppose to be a sample of all the different flavours- you would think that one of them should be tasty! Instead what we received was stale bread untoasted with a spoonful of different jarred spaghetti sauce on top of each. What a disgrace! We all thought to ourselves that there is no possible way it could get worse than this- but yes in fact it did. My carbonara came out with uncooked bacon. My husbands fusilli florentine that was suppose to have sausage included came out with no word of a lie one slice of sausage and lastly my fathers amatricana ( which the waiter had mentioned had sausage on it) came out with no sausage and so when we asked the waiter he said that it was actually bacon not sausage, however I didn't see any bacon on it either. The pasta itself was undercoked and overpriced at 10 plus dollars per plate. It was actually so disgusting that two of the three plates were sent back and asked not to return. Leaving with an empty belly, we decided to go to spagettini's which was absolutely delicious and the owner brought us out a complimentary plate of brushetta that was made the way brushetta is suppose to taste. In conclusion, if you want Italian food when in Puerto avoid this restaurant at all costs and instead opt for Spagettini's or Los Gouchos.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank heathermaria33
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ChiantiAllegro, Proprietario at Chianti Allegro, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Google Translation
Gentilissima cliente,
le avevo già inviato un messaggio al quale però non ho ricevuto alcun feed back.
In ogni caso le vorrei spiegare che il pane utilizzato per le bruschette è pane in stile italiano comprato fresco tutti i giorni in una panetteria locale e non è una fetta biscottata o una fettina di simil baguette con la quale purtroppo spesso vengono fatte le bruschette nelle catene italo americane. La salsa che viene utilizzata x la bruschetta è fatta con pomodori freschi organici e basilico organico e olio extra vergine di oliva. In ogni caso concretamente direi che avete gradito dal momento che non è rimasta una briciola delle bruschette. Per quanto riguarda la carbonara le confermo, quanto detto dal cameriere ossia che la pancetta utilizzata x la carbonara è pancetta italiana che viene soffritta in olio evo e cipolla per perdere il suo grasso ma indubbiamente e fedelmente alla ricetta originale non può diventare bacon crispy altrimenti non sarebbe veramente italiana...in ogni caso anche di questo piatto non è rimasto niente se non la pancetta. Per quanto riguarda i fusilli alla fiorentina le spiego, come è abitudine del cameriere, che si tratta di un ragù (salsa con carne e aromi fatta cucinare per circa 2 ore) di salsiccia...e non meat balls perché in italia non esiste la salsa meat balls...ma esiste il ragù che appunto necessita di carne macinata speziata, fata cucinare nel pomodoro per delle ore...e anche di questo non è rimasto niente. Per quanto riguarda la amatriciana le ripeto che è la stessa pancetta utilizzata x la carbonara e a porzione ne utilizziamo circa 80 grammi a persona e normalmente nella ricetta tradizionale indicano 65 grammi...di questa è rimasta mezza porzione. La pasta che definisce undercooking direi che era cucinata al dente come spiega il cameriere; la cottura al dente è all'italiana ma in ogni caso come da vostra richiesta abbiamo fatto cuocere successivamente altri 15 minuti la pasta (oltre ai 12 minuti di norma) e difatti come sopra menzionato è rimasta solo una mezza porzione. Altra cosa da lei non menzionata è il fatto che nel momento che avete chiesto il conto lamentandovi per il cibo (pur lasciando veramnete poco) il cameriere ha deciso di non conteggiare i 3 piatti di pasta (non trovandomi d'accordo dal momento che erano stati terminati i 3/4) nonostante ciò volevate pagare solo il vino e neanche le bruschette che avevate terminato alzandovi andando via e lasciando solo i soldi per il vino per poi uno di voi solo tornare indietro e lasciare altri spiccioli. Per la normale buona educazione è giusto far presente le proprie opinioni perché sono utili al miglioramento purchè veritiere e sincere e oneste nel pagamento di un qualcosa di cui si è fatto uso. Un 'ultima cosa che mi sono chiesta è perché menzionare Spaghettino già nella nostra recensione e poi fare un'ulteriore recensione a Spaghettino non menzionando il loro cibo ma menzionando solo la tragica serata quasi "gratis " fatta al Chianti Allegro?
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