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“Not as nice as it was before”
Review of La Gramola

La Gramola
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $43
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed September 14, 2013

We ate at this place before and had two wonderful evenings at this restaurant. Now we returned after a year and nothing was left of that.

The place was busy and all the tables were waiting for there orders but the staff was more busy to fill more and more tables. We got no attention from the staff whatsoever
The apertizer was nice, but the main course was cold, tasted very dry and was not nice. They also forgot almost all the side dishes with the main course.

We paid directly and left the place without dessert or coffee.

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1  Thank Otto R
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maxmax00, Proprietario at La Gramola, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

A single review! Strange! That does not sound very objective!
I would like to point out that if the review had made it all the time that there had been 2 were positive and a negative!
I am very sorry that you have not felt good, but found the same people and the same managers and the same cook last year, maybe if he had returned the next day he would have realized that it was also the same room. You'd be glad to see vacancies in the room and I could hear you say that you do not to seat because otherwise the room would be full?
Sincerely

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We arrived a bit early and the staff was a bit surly but once service started they were very friendly and helpful with meal choices and options. The food was very good on the whole but not fantastic. In my opinion it was a little too al dente but not enough to be considered under cooked. The tomato bread soup was the star meal with lovely soft, slightly chewy pieces of bread with each mouthful. All in all a recommended spot, worth seeking out, for some delicious food in the Tavernelle Val di Pesa area.

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1  Thank JohnFS_travel
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Very typical Tuscan menu.
Delicious food and charming atmosphere.
Loved everything we tasted, highly suggest this spot while in the Fontanelle Val di Pesa area.

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Reviewed June 28, 2013

While this is is a very pretty restaurant, the food was bland and overpriced. Antipasti appetizer plate was miniscule....maybe 8 pieces of meat and two of cheese. We ordered beef and pork stews with chianti and italian white beans. It was not a stew... it was fatty meat in a sauce with 1/4 cup (tiny dish) of beans on the side. Bread was flavorless. Our adult children ordered ravioli (it came with 4) and chicken (3 small boneless pieces)..The service was inattentive and our server (sadly, one of the owners) was aloof and seemed to not want to be there. For well over 120 euros, you are better served to take your business elsewhere.

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1  Thank sanniam
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

It started well with the first pasta with tomato and prosciutto going down very well, but then mine arrived. It takes a special chef to get under cooked, over done and well done on the same plate. A fillet steak was tough with not much taste and sausages with beans were so saltly that I think I will need to take an extra blood pressure tablet in the morning. We could not finish the sausages but when we pointed out it was inedible a quick apology was all we got, maybe so the other guests did not hear. I would normally say that they were having a bad night but I get the feeling that this is standard, so that I find it surprising that it has won a number of awards. If you want to still try it, do not say that you have not been warned.

Thank Mark C
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maxmax00, Proprietario at La Gramola, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2013

I think that before "shoot zero" on anything you should know about the material of which you are talking about.
This, where you've come for dinner, and I remember you very well, is a real tavern where we serving e typical Tuscan cuisine, is not only the sign outside, but the menu here are found from the history of Tuscany and the Chianti and are prepared with the local products and ancient methods of cooking.
If you it is aware of this, you should know that in this area the beef when it is grilled is always blood. In addition here has found a Chianina beef sirloin (traditional cow zone), which as you know is much more tasty than ordinary cows Chevrolet or Lumousine but tends to be slightly harder.
Instead, for the sausages and beans, which I tasted, after your note on salt, or at least, what little you did go back, they were not salted, but the real taste cuts of the territory, and ours came from a small village butcher , are certainly much more flavorful than commercial that you find in the supermarket, and we use them in our dish "sausage and beans", which moreover do not even provide for the addition of salt, the only thing you was taste are the strong Chianti flavors.
Despite all this, the fact remains that you do not enjoyed your experience with us and we are very sorry. We would like everyone to be happy aftrer taste Osteria La Gramola, the only thing we can do is invite you again as our guests, hoping to be able to appreciate the effort we make to keep our historical traditions without being influenced by fashion of the moment.
Sincerely
Massimo

In our kitchen there is neither checiap or mayonnaise or balsamic vinegar or microwave or fryer!

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