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“A Master Class in How to Ignore Customers”
Review of Da Lupi

Da Lupi
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: Bar - Trattoria in a small town Farfa, Riete, just outside of Rome
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We live in Rome, and made the trip to this beautiful abbey on Easter Monday, so expected the restaurant to be busy. However, arriving at the tail end of lunch, we found it to be half empty, so we're disappointed to be turned away. On explaining this to the young lady at the desk, her colleague said he would find us something, and duly sat the three of us at a table for two. We found our own third chair, and sat down. Bread and water were delivered speedily, but we had a 20 minute wait for the menus. Then a 20 minute wait to place an order (at this point we were only permitted to order our antipasti), and then another 20 minutes to order our primi and wine. Half an hour later, our deeply average primi arrived, but despite several prompts, we didn't see our wine until we had nearly finished our food. We weren't offered the chance to order secondi, but at least the coffee arrived in short order. Well, one of them did, the other two of us waited again. Amazingly, after yet another long wait for the bill, our second request was turned down, as we had to wait until the waitress had finished mopping the floor in the bathroom! Finally, we threatened to leave without paying as we had been there two and a half hours, and an inaccurate bill was produced, and paid.

As previously mentioned, we live in Italy, and are well used to what others may consider to be slow service, but we are not used to being roundly ignored. We also speak Italian, so there are no excuses to be given for our poor language skills. Such a shame, we were not expecting haute cuisine, but this review would still only have received three stars if it was about the food.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Emma N
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Great location, good food and good service. Reasonable value. There were 3 of us and we all had different meals, all very good. The staff were friendly and helpful. There was a good wine list. We were there on a quiet day and I'm sure that this place can fill up in busy tourist times. Overall we had a very good leisurely lunch and were very happy with the experience. Farfa is so beautiful that we aim to return and when we do we'll be looking forward to another great meal at Da Lupi.

Date of visit: February 2016
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Thank CC2005
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Reviewed 5 December 2015

With friends I went to see the Abbey of Farfa , less than one hour drive from Rome,
and we concluded the day with the dinner at Lupi. Typical Trattoria of Lazio Region.
Very good and fresh home made Food. In the Region they produce olive oil and in the Restaurant they sell it in cans of 5 Liters that you can take in the plane.
The Service is Family type.

Date of visit: September 2015
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Thank Mario44globetrotter
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Reviewed 20 June 2015

Great Menu excellent friendly service in a Historical setting. It was very peaceful and we learnt a lot of local history from the friendly wait staff

Date of visit: May 2015
Thank JohnHC H
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Reviewed 7 November 2014

The food is good but it has a captive audience being the only restaurant near the Abby in Farfa and the charges are a bit over the top. The service is nothing to write home about either and that is when you communicate in Italian! The barbecued meat is very good and the selection of wine is wide and good. The issue is value for money.

Date of visit: October 2014
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1  Thank CossyWombat
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