All reader reviews by Alex HD

Caldesi Tuscan Restaurant

Went there on Friday 30 Nov. with 3 friends. Service went downhill as soon as we asked for a jug of water to the usual "still or sparkling" question and were frowned upon all meal. Food was generally good but starters are REALLY on the small side: slices of pork were lovely but should be renamed Carpaccio/ wafer of pork! Main dishes were ok-ish .

Side orders were ridiculously tiny and expensive. At the price we pay the main course, this should be complementary, esp. for 1 spoonfull of spinach and 2 roasted potatoes, and ordered for us by the waiter! Bill came up at about £200 for 4 with £20 service charge. We asked the charge to be removed so that we could pay it by cash instead - owner/ waiter suddenly stopped being fluent in English and had to be explained the request 4 times. Certainely wasnt worth a penny of service, and am still regretting leaving a tenner.

In short: food is good but scarce and if you "clearly show" that you dont want to be milked for your cash, you are "clearly shown" you are not worth it.

Monday, December 03, 2007
Overall rating 2 stars
Food 6 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 0 | Value for money 0

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