If I could give this restaurant zero stars I would. My husband and I went for a quick lunch before touring the rest of the sites of rome on our honeymoon. We were quickly fooled by the appearance of great food and a wonderful ambience. We soon realized it was all lie. I ordered a smoked salmon salad for us to share which I had a feeling would be a bad choice... I was right. We also ordered a gnocchi dish in anticipation of it being fresh and homemade. I ordered the seafood risotto because I saw someone else order it and it looked good. When we got the food and started to taste it we realized quickly how bad this place actually was. The gnocchi was clearly from a frozen package with canned sauce.... The seafood risotto was full of frozen seafood pieces. You could smell the odor of bad seafood as soon as it was placed on the table. I ate some of it because we were starving... But I didn't dare touch the shrimp on top of the risotto because I feared food poisoning. The couple next to us ordered the same risotto and said the shrimp was off because black liquid poured out of it when he cut into it.
This was not the worst part. I ate 3 bites of the salad, one of which had the smoked salmon in it, before I realized that the salmon was completely off. It tasted sour and chewy and was repulsive so we pushed it to the side and beared the pastas. When the waitress asked what was wrong I said the salmon was off and we didn't want the salad. When it came time to pay the bill I told the waitress that we were not paying for the salad because it was bad. Enter Guido, the " I don't give a crap about the customer" manager of this lovely tourist trap. I informed him that we were not paying for a salad that was off and would make us sick. The argument then ensued. Long story short Guido called the local police on us as we refused to pay the 12 euros for a rotten salad. We were happy to pay for the rest of the meal even though we hated it. We waited 40 minutes for the police to show and when they did guido proceeded to lie to them about how the situation happened. He said we ate the whole salad, and that he went into the kitchen after they had presumably thrown away the rest of the salad, and eaten a piece of my salmon to check if it was bad. Lies lies and more lies. Luckily the waitresses were very sweet and translated very well to both my husband and I and to the cops while guido was trying to discredit the visiting tourist couple. After the fiasco concluded guido was forced to comp our salad as we originally requested. Sorry guido, the argument was entertaining at best.... At least we have a story to tell our children about how we "-almost got arrested in rome over a salad!"
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