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Cinque Terra Experience

cootie | Nov 9, 2001 06:35 AM

you asked for it, you got it.
it is a beautiful space, very italian/tasteful but not at all comfortable. it is a bit too euro/modern in my opinion, too much small slippery furniture to slide off of!
it also seemed mandatory for all wait staff to have as many razor sharp spikes in their hair as possible,(cool!). anyway, about the food.....it was mostly very good but portions were too small. now i know that italians eat many courses and that that is the way you're supposed to order your meal. i've been to various regions in italy and eaten lots of unbelievable food there. cinque terra offers half portions of most items but if you were to order all half sizes, (which you think is what you should do in order not to end up with too much), you would not be satisfied. their half portions aren't half the price of the larger sizes so you're not getting your monies worth. i was looking forward to the fresh pasta sheets with pesto, (a speciality from the Ligurian region), but was dissapointed when 2 teeny-weeny slivers showed up on a plate the size of a cars steering wheel!
oh, i could go on and on, but to sum up the experience...it was too pretentious, expensive and the portions were small. i've never been to a restaurant in Italy that served small portions! if anything they are gigantic and i marvel at how the Italians stay so thin.
one more thing....the signs on their bathroom doors are in Italian only! how precious!
if you didn't know that lei = him and lui = her you might feel like a real idiot. now wouldn't that be a great dining experience?
enough.....

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