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“Always fails to disappoint”
Review of Ristorante Diem - CLOSED

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Ristorante Diem
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Crapaud
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Always fails to disappoint”
Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

We keep coming back because of the great location on Victoria row. We've done coffee and desert here. The coffee sucks usually watery and weak. I once ordered a decaf and sent it back 3 times before I gave in. Deserts are so so. There is good reason the trip advisor rating is so low. Haven't eaten here to be fair but nothing makes me want to.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank seymorepe
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11 reviews from our community

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English first
Ajax, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Service was great food was pretty good”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

The food wasn't amazing but the service was very good and the atmosphere was nice. The Greek salad was pretty good.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Tricia C
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Canada
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Travel lots for work!”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Probably the worst restaurant meal I have ever had for sure will never be back. The penne pasta was soft and the sauce was so thick I had to scrap it off the noodles. Left and went for a pizza.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank SpudmanCanada
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Rochester, New York, United States
1 review
“Skip it since the manager and staff will be out of business soon”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Couldn't tell you about the food because we never got that far. When we arrived some random man who was talking to the wait staff and acting like he belonged there started talking to us. Turns out he didn't. We stood there for about 10 minutes before anyone noticed us and by then people who came after us had already been seated. There were no tables that would fit my family of 4. I was really annoyed about that and went to speak to a manager. He was worse than the rest of his staff. Claimed he sent a staff person over but it was after we had been waiting 10 minutes and they seated someone else who came in after us ahead of us. There was no space for my family. Plus they have no kids menu. Skip this place. There are better ones.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank merina888
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Ottawa
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Such a disappointment”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

On a hot day we were looking for a patio lunch. The location is lovely, right on Vic Row, but our first clue should have been the many empty tables, compared to the other restaurants on the Row. The menu sounded appealing but the food was a big disappointment. For example the salad was a spring mix, but you know how quickly the lettuces turn dark and slimy in the fridge? That's what we got. Had to pick through the salad to remove the yucky stuff. And it was dressed with oil. No vinaigrette, just oil. The lobster cake sounded good and looked good, but had very little flavour. Server was very blasé. Overall a big disappointment, especially as the location is perfect. When we told various locals where we had gone for lunch (with no comments) their reaction was all the same. "Oh dear." Pick up the pace, Diem, you have a diamond in the rough. But right now it is just rough!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Yowkk
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