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“Disappointing experience”

All' Antica Osteria
Ranked #23 of 216 Restaurants in Acireale
Price range: $11 - $27
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wiltshire
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Disappointing experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

We had high hopes for this restaurant given the positive reviews. Unfortunately, the service was bizarre with one of the 4 diners receiving both his first and main courses before others had received their first course. This was very odd as we all ordered cold antipasto so there was no reason for us not to all receive our first courses together. Secondly we felt that we were taken advantage of as tourists as the waiter (owner?) claimed he had no local wine and proceeded to supply wine at 20 euros a bottle - the most expensive we encountered in any restaurant during our stay. As 2 of our party spoke fluent Italian, there could have been no misunderstanding in our orders for food or wine. The food itself was very good, especially the grilled prawns, but overall the experience was poor.

  • Visited August 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Venice
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Typical restaurant with good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2011

It is a family owned typical restaurant located downtown. It should be rather famous for the town since all the walls are full of pictures of famous people who ate there. It has many Sizilian dishes, at reasonable prices. The staff was very kind and they allowed us to eat even if we were rather early for dinner. A very good surprise was, among the others, their oranges salad.

  • Visited January 2011
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Thank JerryVenice
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