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Flavio al Velavevodetto- totally disappointing


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Flavio al Velavevodetto- totally disappointing

sockster | Nov 7, 2013 01:42 AM

Went at 9:30 one night this week. We were the last diners in a half empty restaurant. Dinner started on a really positive note when they offered to take us to their wine wall to select a wine.

We ordered their house special ravioli, and while we were choosing wine, a staff member suggested we have their carbonara, so we asked for two half orders, a half of each pasta. Needless to say, two full orders came out, which was way too much food as we had ordered a second course as well. The ravioli came out semi- hot, and the carbonara was just ok. When we told them they sent out two full orders and we only wanted halves, and that the ravioli wasn't hot, their entire attitude changed- it went from helpful, to, I don't know, resentful? The main course of their special meatballs came and it turned out they were fried meatballs- fair at best. By then, we were the last people in the restaurant and the staff was setting the restaurant up for the next day totally around us. Of all of the meals we've had so far, this was by far the least inspired, and the worst.

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