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“Good for tasting, but I went out hungry”

Premiata Osteria dei Fiori
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

I went on the last Sunday with a tasting menu', believing that I would have tasted several regional recipes as lunch. The result was a little "different":

- Service: we started with our reserved table not available; they forgot the reservation/had some issues, so we had to wait 10-15 minutes to arrange something...finally we got some foldable chair where to sit and a table.
The personal was doing is best, probably they had some issues with the high number of visitors, but really a bad start.

- Wine: since the local wine it's quite famous for the quality, we trusted the "home wine" that was present on our table. Big mistake: please select a bottle, because otherwise you will pay a lot for a normal/low quality wine. I wasn't able even to finish my glass.

- Food: in a tasting menu' you expect to taste several things, not big in the single quantity, but because in big number enough to satiate you.
This scenario was not the reality: every portion was so small that we had to count every single piece in order to have at least one piece for each; the presentation was really nice for every dish, but the portions absolutely not acceptable (not for a lunch, maybe for a appetizer or an Happy Hour).
In terms of quality, since the quantity was as already described, I expected the best; unluckily was average, with some items really perfect (the soup, the Viteltonnè, the meat) but also not good ones (the vegetables pie was not well cooked, with the past uncooked).
For the desserts, it seemed like a joke (some mousse that was just 1- spoon dose)

Overall: it may be caused by the crowded day, or by the choice of the menu', or by something that I don't know, but I'll never come back in this place.

If you want to try the regional recipes, order a different menu', maybe you are lucky, or find another place.

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Reviewed 29 April 2015

We had their set menu dinner for €20, and the food and wine just kept on coming... each course better than the other.
The food was all from the farm, fresh and made with love.
We had the fondue, and the owner who walked in earlier with a giant truffle gave us generous amounts of truffle shavings on it.
I would go back there in a heartbeat, even though it can be tricky to find, but that's what makes it special. Our little secret.

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