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“overpriced, disappointing and a bit tired”
Review of New Giuseppes - CLOSED

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New Giuseppes
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 28 June 2013

We went to "New" Guiseppe's early on a Friday evening. The restaurant is tucked away down an alleyway. The decor is tired but I quite liked it - it's a bit like eating on a dilapidated Italian plastic filmset, complete with balconies, sun brollies and shuttered windows. We were the only diners so it wasn't very atmospheric - but I can imagine it transformed by a crowd of people and some noise. We were going to order from the early bird menu but changed our minds and ordered from the specials board. My goats cheese tart was nice enough although the serving of goats cheese was minute and the salad was geriatric and I had to ask for some dressing to revive it. My partner had duck which was also fine but nothing special. We both went for pasta dishes (the trout wasn't available) as mains and were pretty disappointed. The sauces had no richness or flavour and the pasta was pretty bland and not fresh, mine was al dente to the point of not being quite cooked. We thought a pudding might save the meal from total failure and ordered an Italian trifle to share. It proved to be a soggy melange of damp sponge, custard and cubes of tinned fruit topped with a flaccid meringue (though apparently this is authentic) for some bizarre reason the thing was drowning in a large puddle of tinned carnation milk/cream. Our meal was £40 including two glasses of house red. We felt overcharged. We struggled to figure out what it was about "New" Guiseppe's could be construed as "new" - the place is clearly trapped in the 1970s; the shabby decor, the 70stastic easy listening music and the bland food. We suspected that the markup on the food and drink was massive and left feeling a bit ripped off. On a positive note the waitress/owner(?) was very nice. We wouldn't ever go back because the food just wasn't up to scratch, you can do so much better for the same money elsewhere.

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Thank BadgerInBoots
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

This restaurant is hidden away in bradford city centre, but is worth a visit. Food tasty and a good value early evening deal.

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Thank SaltaireClaire
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

The best thing about our visit was the company we were with. absolutely freezing in the restaurant, the food was very poor quality. tasted like mass produced not made fresh at all.only one waitress so if she was serving food the bar was un-manned. would not recommend at all.

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Thank gourmetbeauty
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

Had lunch celebrating with friends - the place was freezing! The food was awful - and they charge £2.00 for a small cheap 'coke'. The only saving grace is the friendly helpful waitress - poor girl is run off her feet! Would not go back.

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Thank Balikissangel
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Reviewed 21 December 2012

I am not normally one to moan, but the food in this place is terrible. I was served underwhelming Penne as a starter, which was not fresh and tasted like it was straight off the shelves at Morrisons. The sauce was also bland and tasteless and the seafood rubbery.
The chicken was dry, the sauce bland and tasted like something you could whip up at home in a couple of mins.

A colleague said the pizza's were rubbish, although another colleague rated the cheesy garlic bread.

The staff were friendly , there were only 2, the owners (husband and wife team)

We were the only customers in the restaurant.

Sadly the authenticity of this place has now been lost. I believe it used to be a traditional italian restaurant but has now lost its way.

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Thank MichaelAntrobus
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