We spent a week in Cervia as we have family friends in the area. They suggested we visit Ristorante Al Pirata as we intending to go out and eat some good Italian pizza... lets just say it wasn't the experience we were expecting.
We arrived and were shown to our table. The waiter did speak English but did not appear to be happy to have to do so. He asked if we wanted any drinks and when we were deciding he said he would bring us water and left us without our drinks order.
He returned with water, took our food order and asked if we wanted anything else... my friend got out "can I have" by this time he had again left the table... so no drinks order.
The food arrived (with a different waiter) and we asked if we could order some drinks. He said of course and went to get the original waiter.... We waited 10mins for him to bother coming over and then one of us asked for a Martini Bianco... he scolded her and said Martini WHITE... she asked for some lemonade with it and the waiter then seemed to be rather aggressive and told us it was NOT a cocktail bar. He told us off, loudly, in front of all the other customers saying he not be serving such drinks but would only this once and not again.
My other friend then asked for a vodka and if she she could have it with lemonade. his response was "everyone drink lemonade! Kill me now!"
Then it was my turn to order.... too intimidated to order my choice of drink, I opted to just ask for the same , a vodka and lemonade. When the drinks arrived, one got a Martini and can of sprite, one got vodka in a shot glass and can of sprite and he didn't even bother to give me the drink I had ordered. We chose not to complain about this as the situation was already tense and embarrassing enough.
As we felt awkward and intimidated, we ate as fast as we could so we could leave. Despite the waiter standing behind us looking at our completed meal and walking past, looking at our empty plates we had to wait half an hour for him to actually take them and give us the bill, and that was only because I turned to ask for the bill while he was serving the table behind us!!
AWFUL SERVICE AND WILL NEVER RETURN!
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