A friend booked a table for 7.15 pm at La Dolce Vita for a party of six to celebrate my birthday despite some of the poor reviews. Unfortunately, we ended up leaving the restaurant without even ordering our meal!
When we arrived the proprietor said he had made 'a mistake' with the booking as a couple were having a meal at our table and the only thing he could suggest was to seat us at two separate tables until the couple had finished their meal. We clearly were not happy but went along with his suggestion despite his lack of charm and ended up sitting at two separate tables next to the couple who had just started their main course. As we sat there I apologised to the couple as it must have been apparent from our conversation that we were unhappy and the couple told me that they had been informed the table would not be needed until 8.30pm. Already having felt let down we decided to leave as we did not want to spoil the couples evening aswell as our own especially as the proprietor did not even have the decency of offering us a complimentary drink for his 'mistake'.
Clearly we will NOT be going back and suggest the proprietor attends the school of charm if he wants people patronising his restaurant.
Also, I can honestly say that the fine wine, fish and chips we ended up having that night was definitely 'la dolce vita' and the paper the fish and chips came in were a whole lot cleaner than the menus we were presented with in the restaurant!
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