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It is the second time I come back to This restaurant. Food is always good and fresh. Quality is guaranteed.
Surprisingly it is always empty and I believe the main reasons are due to very high prices and a low level service given by local...staff. They are very shy with forein people maybe due to language ..More
My husband and I won several gift certificates a few months back and this was one of them. For us, this would be for for a very special occasion but since we had 1000¥ gift card, we just made it a date. If you are...looking for a romantic dinner with great food and great service, this is the place! We started with tomato and mozzarella appetizer, I’m sure it has a name but idk it ☺️. It was delicious. (No picture,sorry). My husband ordered the salmon steak and I order a stuffed chicken plate (again idk the name). Doesn’t matter because it was AMAZING!! We also ordered a bottle of red (350¥cheapest) unfortunately they were out but they offered us another bottle for the same price. The replacement bottle was twice as much. After we devoured our food, we ordered tiramisu to share. I took the picture a little too late😂 I highly recommend this place if you want a nice romantic evening. The only thing that made it not romantic was the giant screen with cartoons and the other Tv with sports. That’s just China!More
My short review would be that it was such a pleasant surprise to find such great Italian food in Quingdao. I would have expected it in larger cities like Shanghai or Beijing.
We were staying at the Intercontinental and were in the mood for some...comfort food and walked into the Italiano Doc restaurant.
The staff were friendly and seated us immediately.
We knew we were in for a good experience when we tasted the fresh bread that was brought to the table. We had to stop ourselves and save our appetite for the main course.
My colleagues had pasta and fish and I had the pizza. Each dish was fresh and flavorful. I had a soup as a starter which was very good as well.
The dessert was the highlight of the evening. We ordered the Tiramisu and it was absolutely great. Our other colleagues joined us for dessert and between us we finished all the servings of Tiramisu that they had.
Chef also treated us to his home made Limoncello which was outstanding.
It was the first game of the World Cup and we could not have picked a better place to be to watch it. Thanks to the great food and the superb service, it felt like we were at a friend's home.More
I highly recommend the tasting menu-it is well worth the price. Seven courses of high quality food. The highlight was the seafood platter and the dessert. The service was exceptional-well worth a visit.
Outstanding food, excellent service, Raffaello and his father deliver the real genuine Italian fine dining in the heart of China. Can't miss their raw seafood, unforgettable prosciutto, outstanding pastas and memorable dessert. Spend a night in Italy forgetting being in China. Luxury location, exquisite menu....Can't miss it when in Qingdao!More
Service was great, however the food was poor. I'm not a picky eater, but I've traveled to many different countries and tried a lot of food. This ranks as the worst Italian I've ever had. Starting with the bread, it was all white bread. That...can be good if it's a nice loaf of fresh italian and a tasty seasoned crust, but not when it's the little rolls with no flavor, the only thing that saved it was the dipping oil and butter. This was the highlight of the meal.
Next was the pumpkin cream soup. It tasted like neither pumpkin nor cream. Honestly if you've eaten enough chinese food around northern china, you'll instantly recognize the oily taste of whatever the base oil is that they love to use here for absolutely everything. I'm guessing it's soybean oil. Definitely not a cream base. No other flavors stood out besides the oil taste. Zero seasoning detected.
Lastly was the pizza. Let me just say that if this was a pizza served in the USA, the place would be out of business in a week. The cheese and toppings were fine, but there was barely any sauce to be detected, and what was there was either bland or simply overpowered. I'm talking maaaaybe a few tablespoons of sauce for an entire pizza. Then there was the crust. Normally this is my favorite part of the pizza, but it's like they used the same bland dough for the rolls as they did for the pizza crust. Zero flavor detected. Pizza is usually a nice guilty pleasure, but 2 pieces in, I wondered why I was wasting the calories.
In closing, the food just isn't up to a western standard if you've ever eaten at an Italian place in the USA. If this is what it's like in Italy, I'd give up Italian.More
Date of visit: July 2017
napoliqingdao, Owner at Italiano Doc, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017
First of all, i apologize for your terrible experience, and next, lets try to understand....Service was great, < THANK YOU > however the food was poor. < DEPENDING ON THE FOOD ORDERED, SURE, CAN BE, BUT MAYBE YOU ARE CONFONDING SIMPLE WITH POOR >I'm not...More