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“Reservation was not honored. Extremely rude!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Stresa

Ranked #5,060 of 16,870 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Champs-Elysees
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Reservation was not honored. Extremely rude!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

We made our reservation through American Express 20 days in advance. American Express indicated that they re-confirmed the reseravation the night before our dinner. When we went to the restaurant the person in charge informed us that Amex did make the reservation however did not re-confirm 24 hours before the reservation was due. They declined to give us a table. The person was very rude and had no intention of honoring the reservation. My suggestion is to stay away from this restaurant. The attitude and the recklessness was something we have never witnessed, it was if we were asking for a free meal!

  • Visited October 2012
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4 Thank Erhan I
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Sao Paulo, SP
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257 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 663 helpful votes
“Fake Italian Restaurant in Paris”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

Stresa is really something that you will never understand. It is small, you seat together with other guests and share their conversation, no confort at all. Decoration there is none. The food is fake Italian food perhaps one of the worst in Paris and the price there is higher than almost all restaurants around it. Surprise: it is one of Concierges most referred restaurant!!!! Be careful, save your Euros for good and tasteful food in Paris not that expensive.

Visited April 2012
12 Thank OASette
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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Expensive but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

This restaurant is run by five brothers and they run it well. They honored our reservation, they did not rush us through dinner and the service was not over bearing certainly not Paris rude. Dinner was excellent and brought at the right intervals. The brothers could not have been more accommodating. Dinner including wine for two was $147 Euro.

  • Visited September 2011
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4 Thank Mitch F
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Worst service imaginable”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2011

The restaurant looks small and cosy at first. But don't get use to this...

As starters, we took the artichokes and ravioli in a creamy sauce and a home pizza. The pizza crust was very average, and the toppings were boring. The pasta and the artichoke were OK, although not exceptional.

I then ordered the veal escalopes (saltimbocca) and it was clearly overcooked, very difficult to chew, unedible.

I mentionned to the waiter that the meat was overcooked, thus not pleasant, he almost shouted at me that it was perfectly cooked, that if I knew better, I would appreciate it. I could not believe how rude and aggressive this waiter was. As one should know in a restaurant, the veal should be cooked 3 min on one side and 2 min on the other, to keep the veal well cooked, but still juicy and pleasant.

The restaurant's management should definitely try to teach basic politeness toward client's, and then some meat cooking lesson would be strongly advisable.

The bill for this unedible restaurant, with very average wine, exceeded 350 euros for two person. Definitely a no go. The Relais Plaza is 100m away, and the service and food are impeccable.

  • Visited January 2011
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5 Thank Taste_SP
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