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“Disappointing”

Villa di Sotto Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $33
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

We were really looking forward to eating here as it had been recommended to us and was in a lovely location. The location was indeed fabulous and it was fairly busy with Italian customers. It all looked great. However we couldn't see anywhere obvious to make ourselves known, and no one approached us. So we went inside and a woman went past us, completely ignored us, and then continued to ignore us when I said scusi . On a 2nd attempt, I asked if we could eat there, and she half hearted ly led us to a table. Never mod, I thought this restaurant is supposed to be great I'm sure the food will be good. The level of service continued to be comatose, but we did manage to order. We did have a lovely bruschetta and my daughter's sausages were nice, but her awful chips had a long hair firmly attached, which we were told could not have come from the kitchen as the chef is bald. It was not taken off the bill ( which took ages to arrive ) and we left feeling as if we had been treated as second class guests as we were not Italian and did not speak Italian well. Perhaps our experience would have been better otherwise, but we have discovered much better places nearby and wouldn't dream of coming back to this place , regardless of the setting . And a little bit of green lettuce cost 4euros which was really taking the mickey.

  • Visited August 2012
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Palo Alto, California
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101 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“In the middle of the chianti vineyards”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

One of my favorites in Tuscany. A great setting, food, service, ambiance,
and wine selection. The hosts/owners are a fantastic couple who seek to
please their guests. I have enjoyed many bisteccas, mixed grills, pastas and
other dishes. A great wine cellar with excellent prices. You will enjoy yourself.
A new feature is fantastic brick oven pizza!!!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Ted A
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Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Love the terrace.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

What I like most about this restaurant is the summer setting. Eating on the terrace with enchanting views of the Tuscan vineyards watching the sun setting heightens the senses are you are flavoring a great bistecca fiorentina.
A concise menu where nothing is missing. Did I mention the hospitality of the owners?

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank ValerieBottazzi
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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Love the place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

We dined at the enoteca twice and if we had known about it earlier would have been there more.
The pici pasta with ragu was excellent and the melanzane the best l've ever tasted. Wonderful hosts and fantastic limoncello.

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