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Address:   240 Lygon Street  
Suburb: Carlton   Tel: 03 9650 9064    Print Map Print Map
Dining Precinct: Carlton - Lygon Street
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    Open:  Lunch Mon-Sat noon-3pm Sun noon-5pm; Dinner 5pm-late

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Total Ratings: 5    1   2   Overall: 2.2  Food: 2.4  Environment: 3.0  Service: 2.6  Cost Per Person: $37.00
Food Recommended: Risotto(1) Pasta(1)
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First Reviewer:   Guest
Tom     
  Overall: 1   Food: 1   Environment: 2   Service: 1   Cost Per Person: $35.00

This was possibly the most horrendous dining experience I have ever had - and the first time I have felt compelled to write in to a review board to warn others...Lets just say, don't be fooled by the outside of this restaurant which looks very good compared to its peers - nice outdoor area, nice tables and chairs...once we sat down though, it all went horribly wrong. We should have taken the hint when the waited brushed by in a pair of pants that were so dirty, could have stood up by themselves, and the whiff of body odour that followed perhaps suggested his attention to his own personal hygeine would be reflective of the restaurant's as a whole - it was. Two glasses of Pinot arrived in practically unwashed glasses - no matter I thought - simple oversight - so I sent one glass back. My girlfriend's glass though on touch was (and this is the only adjective I can use to describe it) 'crusty'...draw your own conclusions...from that point forward I was worried what the food would be like. I was right to be worried...we had ordered the Bruschetta Prosciutto...which 5 minutes later we were told had 'sold out'...this was 7.30 and the restaurant was empty...Hmmm...no matter - we'll just have the plain bruschetta. The plain bruschetta arrived 38 seconds later...so clearly they didn;t have any prosciutto...in an Italian Restaurant....at 7.30 in the evening...on a Thursday night. The Bruschetta was average to bad...maybe they would redeem themselves with the spagehetti meatballs...Oh dear. The meatballs were cold in the inside, indicating they had been frozen....and given the restaurant was empty, you really can't claim they were busy and this was an oversight...so all these factors contributed to us paying and leaving immediately without having eaten any of our mains...we were both feeling so nauseous that we really couldn't carry on there....at $75m bucks this place was certainly towards the more expensive range on Lygon street which made it worse.

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01/05/2009 08:50 AM
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