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“Worst Italian restaurant ever.”
Review of La Bruschetta

La Bruschetta
Ranked #316 of 719 Restaurants in Cartagena
Cuisines: Colombian, Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed January 6, 2013

The service was terrible. The inexperienced waitress forgot one of our drinks then one of our entrees even with a supervisor. The staff seemed indifferent to us and other customers. The lasagna was awful, likely reheated, and poorly presented with no side items. The pasta carbonara could have been better prepared by a microwave. It was tough and pretty simple tasting. We never complained, and even as we left, the staff showed no gratitude whatsoever. Avoid this restaurant at all costs.

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

What I Liked Most: The pasta was sort of OK, although the sauce had been made with powdered milk.

What I Liked Least: The prawns were ridiculously overpriced (USD25 for 4). The service was grudging. We hoped for more attentive service considering we were the only ones in the restaurant, but we soon discovered why.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Meat dishes (carpacio and filet mignon) were ok, but the seafood risotto could as well have been made of balls of toilet paper. How ok earth can the service be so inattentive in a half full restaurant? We had to wait for ages and then half oft the things were first forgotten, and also the bill was not correct. Gents' bathroom was very filthy. The best thing of this restaurant is that it is across the street from Santa Clara's bar and a block from Plaza San Diego, which has better options for dining.

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Reviewed December 25, 2012

Very basic food. 33K for fried chicken and a bit of tasteless pasta.
We were looking fo a different restaurant which was unfortunately closed, and remembered I had seen this one on trip advisor. In the beginning we were the only ones, but then the people started rolling in. And service disappeared. We waited ten minututes after asking for the bill before we just got up and paid at the desk. Hope there is better food in Cartagena.

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Thank Nicole C
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Many times a review is greatly effected by your mood.

My wife and i wandered in on our first full day in Cartagena. It concerned us that we were only guests, but shortly afterwards two other couples came in.

We had a very nice time. We are not food snobs or even good critics, so take the review just from our experience.

We had the bruschetta and the Fine Erbe Pollo, which was enough food for us, even though portions are not large by comparison to the states. About normal for Europe, in comparison. Cost with drinks and tip was 71 mil COP. Probably a little high for level of food, but not much.

I told the waiter at the end that it was all good, and he really seemed appreciative.

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Thank tlccva
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