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“Unspeakable”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Dal Cozzaro

Dal Cozzaro
Ranked #101 of 161 Restaurants in San Vito lo Capo
Price range: $35 - $49
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Unspeakable”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

Sometimes it's hard to find the words to do justice to good food. I now find myself in the position of trying to find the words to describe this rubbish. It's just a cash cow, funnelling in hungry punters unable to get into the couple of decent looking place (please note: if you come here, find the eating places you want and book in advance).
Stuffed sardines - sardines stuffed with breadcrumbs and deep fried, served tepid with the greasy crumb coating falling away from the fish. Stodgy. Disgusting. And the presentation? Jeezus.
Bresaola - strangely flavour free. Presentation as above.
Tuna - over-cooked. Presentation as above.
Fried fish from the gulf - this should be easy-peasy; deep fry the by catch, season and give the punter a lemon. There were two delicious tiddlers both of the same species. Unfortunately there were then a couple of prawns that had been cooked to ensure that no moisture remained in the poor little blighters. And then squid. Unbelievable. If this had been served in a basket at a British motorway service station at some point in the 1970's it would have been unacceptable. Presentation seemed to involve the use of a small shovel in order to shunt the above onto the aforementioned horrible presentation tem-plate.
Tomato salad - the tomatoes looked appetising but didn't taste of anything.
"seasoned potatoes" - rather nice actually.
Unless you're Italian and have small children I wouldn't recommend San Vito anyway but should you find yourself here don't for God's sake go anywhere near this terrible, terrible restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
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Schifflange, Luxembourg
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6 reviews
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“Good food, but felt rushed to liberate my seat!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

All in all a good place to eat good food, but we had the impression of being on a conveyor belt a bit, from the food arriveing in front of you pratically the moment you sat down to the plate being taken away as you put your cuttlery down. Couldn't take away from te very good food served.

  • Visited June 2013
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Brackley, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Manic service and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

We came here twice during our 7 night stay and everything we ate and drank was lovely. The service is mental, the waiters and waitresses run around and I don't know how they don't fall over each other! It was actually quite amusing to watch :-)

This isn't the sort of place to go for a quiet, romantic meal but if you want good food and a buzzing atmosphere, this is the place.

There were plenty of families there too so I guess they cater for children.

  • Visited June 2013
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Drobak, Norway
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“Great food, but fast food service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Two waiters were selling aggressively in the street with a menu designed to meet every possible tourist taste. The well above average quality of the cooking thus came as a nice surprise. The timbal of swordfish was an exiting alternative to the ever so similar tourist menu restaurants.

But the total experience was not good. Our orders were taken quickly, and the food arrived in no time. But no one noticed that one in our party had not got any food, it turned out that the kitchen had forgot to make it.

After the food was eaten and the plates taken out, the waiters lost their interest in us completely. We might have wanted to have some desert or coffee, but everyone was running around busy in the less than half full restaurant never looking in our direction.

Go there for the food, not the service.

  • Visited May 2013
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“THE BEST IN SICILY”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I traveled around Sicily and this was the best .We went two nights in a row .
Value for money.
Excellent service.
Will for sure recommend it. :)

Visited April 2013
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Thank giulia julie s
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