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“Dishonest waitress - to AVOID”

Corte del Fuoco ristorante
Ranked #7 of 67 Restaurants in Galatina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $41
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed August 11, 2011

We dined here in July on a tour trough Puglia.

Based on the reviews of tripadvisor we dined here. I am however unpeasantly surprised.

The location is nice, the food ok, but the sevice is below 0.

I speak quite some Italian, I study it for 3 years now, so I understand most of the things and I can quite good ask for what I need, we are also regular visitors of Italy.

I asked the waitress to split up a primo and than to eat each our secondo. We also ordered a bottle of wine (12€)

She said, ok, no problem. She however answered deliberately in a local difficult to understand dialect. (I think you do not do such a thing. We already do an effort to try to speak her language, I cannot learn all Italian dialects, can I?)

She came back and said that she was out of the wine I choose (ok, can happen), and she proposed another bottle. I agreed (but she did not mention that that bottle would cost 19€!!).
Further she came to our table and put down 4 plates. We doubted it, but we guessed that that would be the primi.

WRONG

She brought our 4 antipasta plates however we never mentioned anything about that!!!

Our primi followed (as we asked on 2 plates)

And the secondi were also ok.

The bill wasn't. We payed with 4 people 140 euro, including the not asked antipasta and the too expensive wine. I tried to discuss it, but their dialect became even more difficult to understand with every word.

I got tired of it and paid.

PLEASE DO NOT GO THERE, THEY ARE CROOKS...

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Reviewed July 17, 2011

We were on holiday staying near to Galatina adn were recommended the restaurant by a local friend. We had not booked but arrived early so there was no difficulty finding a table and we were offered the choice of one outside or inside. We chose a table outside and within half an hour all of the tables outside were occupied.

The service was very attnetive and helpful even though our Italian was not great adn our waitress had little English we still managed to communicate and she was very willing to try to understand our needs. We ate excellent antipasti of local salumi and cheese and then moved straight to secondi. All the food was well cokked and well presented and the bottle of Primitivo we were recommended complemented the food very well adn was not too expensive.

We had a very pleasent evening and would certainly go again.

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