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“Ideal for smokers with deadened tastebuds -apparently”
Review of Little Italy - CLOSED

Little Italy
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$28
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

It's an attractive restaurant, has a bit of style about it, and there was a nice welcome. The starter of calamari was nice, if marginally overdone. There was a really tasty chilli sauce to go with it. For main I ordered the chestnut mushroom pasta, my companion ordered the Gambrini prawn spaghetti. He was pleased with it. Sadly I could only eat about 1/3 of my pasta. It was far too salty. So much so that the sea salt granules crunched occasionally as I was eating. The mushrooms were quite sparse and the flavour of them was almost completely overwhelmed by the salt. When it was taken away I explained why I couldn't eat any more (still have a thirst from it a day and a half later). The proprietor came over a few minutes later to ask what the problem was. They'd all had a taste in the kitchen and said it was under-seasoned if anything, and "being non-smokers our sense of taste is stronger". I was insulted, also being a non-smoker, and annoyed that it was MY FAULT the dish was inedible. My companion (a smoker) also said my dish was too salty but his tomato based dish was fine. They didn't charge us for the mushroom pasta but left me in no doubt I was to blame as "that's the way we cook the food there".

Fair enough. I'll not be back - there are plenty of good Italian restaurants in Dumfries to choose from. I'd suggest anyone with blood pressure issues to think carefully as to what they order or whether they go. On my way out I noticed there's a nice smoking terrace so for heavy smokers it's recommended!

5  Thank G00dclicks
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Haven't been to the restaurant in over a year due to an illness, now on the road to recovery, took my daughter and a friend up from Manchester, the reastaurant had moved location since my last visit,it had a nice atmosphere, and the food was as good as ever, and so was the staff, looking forward to returning

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2  Thank Linda G
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Went here for my 50th Birthday. A group of 11 enjoyed a really good meal, all cooked to perfection. No complaints from any of the party.

The staff were very attentive towards us.

Would recommend this restaurant.

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Thank rovership
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

6 lads on a bike ride ! we were squeezed in at a moments notice the food and service was outstanding, this is a quality venue and could find no fault whatsoever

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3  Thank felinegeordie
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

I took some friends there recently. First visit and was expecting good things. It is a nice place and the waiting staff were attentive and friendly. Not their fault that the meal did not live up to the rest. Starters ok-but nothing to write home about. They couldnt handle a variation that we asked for and simply brought what the menu stated. Not a good start. One of the mains was oversalted-just not nice. The rest was, as another reviewer pointed out a bit bland. All told it was a bit of a let down

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4  Thank Chick M
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