It was recommended by the concierge at our hotel as a top restaurant, so we got him to book it for our party of five, with a table in the garden area.
We knew that it was primarily a meat-centered place, and, being Scots, we are used to enjoying good steak.
On arriving, we were surprised by the size of it, as we were shown through to the garden area, The setting was lovely with a play area for kids, which is a nice touch.
The tables filled up very quickly and it looked as if everyone had booked for 20.00 like us.
We heard the church bell adjacent to it chime on the quarter hour, which was unusual. We heard it chime a lot more that night!
Bluntly, the service was so laid-back that it verged on comatose.
The couple of old guys who were serving (who may be the owners) didn't make any real effort to get things going quickly.
We eventually got our order of crostata and gnocchi starters followed by Fiorentina steaks taken.
The crostata, when they arrived, were good, but the gnocchi weren't that great. We preferred some house red and white wine, and that didn't last until the steaks eventually arrived some considerable time later. Now I see that some reviewers have gone into raptures about the meat served here, and I can only say that it was just okay! It certainly wasn't the tastiest that I've every had by any stretch. The grilled vegetables that came with it were disappointing and some were tougher than the steaks!
By now, that bloody bell had almost worn itself out, and we had been there close to three hours by the time we paid the, not inconsiderable, bill of around €200.
All in all, we were rather disappointed with our dining experience and kind of felt that the place and its owners were just going through the motions rather than trying to ensure that diners had a good time.
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