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“Don't bother” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gino's Spaghetti House

Gino's Spaghetti House
Ranked #82 of 178 Restaurants in Penzance
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, View
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Should have walked when I saw the threadbare table clothes didn't get better!
Diet Coke was not and I asked for this!
It was sad!

Visited June 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Maldon, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Lovely restaurant with stunning views over Penzance Bay. Food took a while to arrive, but was worth the wait,top notch!John and Sue

Visited June 2014
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very poor service ”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

A stressed waitress 'squeezed us in' to a half empty restaurant on a Saturday evening at 9 pm. Calamari starter arrived 40 minutes after it was ordered, with a minimal apology. Pizzas followed almost as slowly.
The food was actually of reasonable quality but the service left a lot to be desired. On the pricey side for what it offered too.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good Italian Food with a nice view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Though as Americans traveling in England, my daughter and I decided to forego the more traditional English fare and have a late dinner in a restaurant that wasn't very "English." On a cold, overcast night in April we picked Gino's because (1) it was open and (2) because it had a nice view of the Penzance harbor. There are a lot of Italian restaurants in the United States, and we were curious about the comparison. When we went in, we were the only customers and we were seated by the front window as to afford us a nice view (and to possibly attract other customers). We had some very good wine, and the food (from an expansive menu) was absolutely great. Our server was attentive and great. By the time we left, more customers had made their way into the restaurant. If you're looking for something that is not fish and chips, consider Gino's.

Visited April 2014
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Wokingham, England
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Worst service ever, but tasty food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

6 of us came in at 9pm, were told our food would be half an hour.
We decided to have garlic bread to see us through.
25 min later, we asked about the garlic bread because the food was 'due'. It then turned up - overdone and burnt.
9.35 a pizza and a pasta came out. The pizza was lukewarm, as if it had been sitting around, so was sent back. It then came back 5 min later (still not piping hot), together with the 2 cold starters one person was having as a main.
Asked about the rest, were told it was ready. 9.45 the 2 lasagnes came out. My pasta (spaghetti amatriciana ie spaghetti, tomato, ham, chilli,not exactly taxing) eventually came out at 9.45 - and then was given to someone else!!
We also had to remind them about the side salad.
No apologies for any of the lateness - half the group had finished before the other half's food came out.
We asked for the bill, it then took 15 min to arrive, again after we asked for it. A young waitress replied 'well it's very busy' and walked off when we said about the service (less than half full!), she then slammed the bill down.
One of our party went to the bar to complain and eventually we had the burnt garlic bread and cold pizza taken off.
The pastas were really tasty. Just a shame the service was so atrocious.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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