We decided to try Da Meino at lunchtime one day while on the island of Giglio. We were seated immediately and the waiter brought us a bottle of water. So far, so good. We ordered a starter and a primo, and some house wine. The tomatoes on our bruschetta were mushy and flavorless. Flavorless tomatoes are understandable; mushy tomatoes are not. Then the house wine was served, with the same ritual as if we had ordered an actual bottle of wine - this isn't really a criticism, but it was certainly odd. The primo we selected was spaghetti alle vongole. We thought that this would surely be a safe choice at a restaurant at the main port of an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea... right? Wrong! The clams were fine, and the pasta was cooked perfectly, but the sauce was awful: greasy and oily. We decided against a secondo, paid the bill, and fled the restaurant in a desperate search for some gelato to get the bad taste out of our mouths. It's safe to say that we won't be returning.
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