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“Good quality food but bitter experience”

Osteria Pietrino e Renata
Ranked #12 of 112 Restaurants in Genzano di Roma
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 18 April 2016

The food was very good, antispasti quite orginal and different from elsewhere in the area,m and the pasta really good.
The problem was the serive and the fact that there is no menu, and the waiters took advantage of it. What we did not appreciate was that we just entered to have a simple plate of pasta each (Sunday evenings...) and we could not manage to only order it, we felt literally forced to take wine (ok, not expensive, but...) and we were told: "before the primi, I will bring you some small antipasti, etc.. ok?"
... va bene, after all why not.
then as soon as the ten small plates of antispasti are brought, the waitress comes again to ask us to order the primi (before we feel to full to do so).. this time, we ask gently if we can order AFTER!
Indeed, after the antipasti not hungry enough for an entire plate of pasta so we order one for two... they re really good but it s hard to enjoy them as every time they come and ask me what contorno o secondo I wish (as I don't take a primo...).
Then, the last straw was when they brought us the bill and charged us 20€ (!!) for the mere antipasti.... it was not worth 20€ for sure. I guess the fact I did not order a second dish increased the bill by 10€.... for me, this is not something we can praise in a restaurant. Even though the food was fairly good, it s sneaky and left me with a bitter feeling...
I would not recommend this place. Sorry guys.

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Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

A cute little place frequented by the locals! A beautiful setting and fantastic service which catered to our lack of Italian! We ordered the antipasti starters and pastas and were bursting at the seams! Everything was fresh and authentic Italian. Would certainly recommend and go back!!!

Thank Rebecca R
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

I visited this restaurant with Roman friends on a rainy Sunday afternoon. The large restaurant built in an old structure sets very good ambiance (not to mention the smell of roasting meats over a real grill). I ate the mixed appetizer, pasta with artichokes (in season), a Roman artichoke and grilled meat. Lunch was 3 hours but the service was attentive, the food delicious. I would come back in a heartbeat.

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Reviewed 2 November 2014

They moved to a bigger location, still good food, I preferred the smaller place they used to be though, much more charming.

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