Our first night on a family trip in Puglia we went in to Savelletri to enjoy the Sunday evening 'passieggiata' and find somewhere for dinner. Not so easy to get a table for 6 but we landed on il Veliero by the harbour - it was a little empty at first but it filled up during our stay.
A little strange that there was a lack of tables on the blank side but we had a waterside table and view.
Half of us had very successful choices with seafood starters and sea bass, the others with just main courses of pasta and risotto less so. (Hence the two halves). However, two of the unlucky ones decided then to order desserts of tiramisu and cheesecake.
What arrived was nothing short of astonishing - they came in square plastic beakers !
For an Italian restaurant to serve tiramisu like that was unbelievable - one expects home-made or almost, even in the UK - but in Italy !! To make matters worse they were still frozen almost solid - and were sent back. The panna cotta was off the menu - maybe my wife had a lucky escape ! They offered replacements but were declined and they were left off the bill - at €5 a pop - I'm sorry, I think that was poor for a country which prides itself on superb desserts.
An average €25 per head including wine, it sounds not too expensive but considering the rather average three only main pasta/risotto dishes it is more like €16 and €32 per head. The average dishes were unworthy; the good dishes were reasonable value.
I would have rated il Veliero as three on that basis, but those desserts really blew it...
The location is good, some dishes were good - but forget dessert !
The two serving staff were pleasant but eventually overloaded and slow as the tables filled.
On balance, we wouldn't recommend.
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