Arrived hungry after 8 pm, at the hotel reception they recommended us to go to eat within walking distance to the Altra Tappa, where, according to the nice girl at the front desk, clients would eat well and on Tuesday they serve fresh fish.
It would have been better to arrive on another day of the week. Kitchen and cook nightmares . Manager in clear denial. Where's Chef Ramsey when you need him. We ordered : octopus salad , spaghetti sea food, fettuccine homemade sea and mountains, mixed fried fish. After refusing to eat the appetizer and after eating four forkfuls of pasta 'cause we were starving, having lost all faith in the restaurant, we canceled the fried fish and fed ourselves with a margherita pizza . To tell the truth it was neither better nor worse than pizzas we eat in "non- Italian" restaurants in Germany. What a shame !
And to think that before ordering, we had asked if the octopus was fresh , instead it was soft , flabby , and (where in the world did they see it doing it! ) served with celery , carrots and olives from the can. No lemon, no freshness. No beautiful live red skin on the octopus flesh, no suction cups. Over-boiled, or boiled and re-boiled, or just weeks old. The most disheartening sadness is the manager's justification quote: " it would cost us less work not to peel the skin off, if customers would eat it as we do in Livorno." What an offense to their own customers, it seemed he was only clutching at straws. What a shame . In his defense, he did not charge us for it.
Restaurant absolutely not recommendable. Tripadvisor does not allow to give less than one star. That would be my pick. If they weren't in business, no one would miss them.
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