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“Not a good experience, I didn't like at all”

Ristorante Il Bastione
Ranked #43 of 491 Restaurants in La Spezia
Price range: US$28 - US$45
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We were arriving from Florence by car and we were looking for a restaurant with good qualifications in TripAdvisor (at least 4,5). This one has and I don't know why!!!!!
The menu is poor with a few options, and the service is very bad. We were four, and they brought the first plate and 5 minutes after the second plate, 15 minutes after the third plate and finally the fourth plate was 20 minutes after the 1st one!!!!
Also the portions are little, they don't have desserts and they did not have available all the options of the menu.
Awful experience! There is no way that they have 4.5 stars.

1  Thank davitoavilese
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here tonight and didn't regret it. Being honest we wandered the streets looking for a restaurant with space and came across this one. When we sat down there were only a couple of tables taken but by the time we left it was nearly full.

It's definitely a proper family run restaurant. The presumed owner was front of house with possibly his wife and maybe one of their parents in the kitchen. When it got busy their daughter was also helping out.

There were no menus per say but this was provided at the table by the owner. It was a small menu of fish dishes depending on what they had available that day. We both went for the gnocchi in a crab sauce. The food arrived on a sharing plate to self serve onto our own plates. It was very tasty and the whole meal was very reasonably priced.

All the staff at the restaurant worked very hard as were constantly rushed off their feet. You could tell that the food was freshly cooked which is why it took a while to come out but it was worth it.

Worth checking out if you're not in a rush.

Thank TonyBobBill
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious... The Fish are so fresh, I've order the fry seafood, so crispy outside but the inside are tender. And the Tuna isolana are divine!!!

Thank Blossom S
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Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service, very welcoming staff. So glad we found this place!! Would recommend to anyone looking for authentic seaside fare

Thank alicoop929
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

Great service, the owners were extremely friendly and made sure we had a great time. We ordered two types of pasta, one were fabulous, the second just ok. Desert was great one of the best we had in Italy

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Thank s0ch1
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