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“Tasteless Experience”
Review of L'Alivi

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Ranked #837 of 17,161 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$56
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Le Marais
Toronto
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tasteless Experience”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Had dinner here while in Paris. My wife ordered cannelloni and I ordered sea bass. Just awful food. The cannelloni were chewy and tasted like glue. The sea bass was simply tasteless. Very expensive for this pathetic food preparation. The only good thing was the bread, which they don't even bake.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Excellent food in a friendly atmosphere!
Would definitely come back, food was excellent, and the person in charge was very friendly and helpful .
I was a bit surprised by the previous comment left about size of food ( too small ) as I found the charcuterie plate for one was very generous, enought for about 2 people.
My only disappointment was that as we came a bit early there was no bar or terrace to sit at before we could go to our table, other than that, the cuisine for the main course was a good value for money.

  • Visited September 2013
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Bad service, low quality food, very unpleasant waitress!!”
Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

Service inexistent, we even had to take plates away.. Food ok but expensive for the quality. Poor choice, if you pass by, try to avoid!! They even didn't thank us when we left!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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127 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Long wait and small portions”
Reviewed 6 July 2013

Waited very long for our food and found the portions small for the price paid. The service was fine, but there are much better choices in the area. This is the second time eating here with the first 4 years previous. It was much better before and we certainly won't be going back.

  • Visited July 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“OK restaurant, nothing more”
Reviewed 20 May 2013

I would not bother to stop here, it was not a great experience, although not a total catastrophe. The food was OK but not sure how authentic it was since the 2 cooks looked decidedly from the Sub-Continent. We were served within a whisker of it being unacceptably too long a wait and my meal was almost ruined by having to watch whilst just about everyone was being served except 2 older ladies who were there before us and who only complained once! The waiter didn't seem bothered and at one point went outside to spend some time texting. There was no sense of urgency despite the longish-to-long wait most tables had to endure. Shame. We went to have coffee and dessert elsewhere.

  • Visited May 2013
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