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“Biblically Bad” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Trattoria Bada Ganzo - CLOSED

Trattoria Bada Ganzo
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Biblically Bad”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

If I had the direct input of James Joyce and William Shakespeare, it would be difficult to put into words the five sense atrocity that awaits you in this trattoria. From start to finish, the food was so fabulously awful. We had three dishes, each of which deserves mention. Firstly there was a pork dish. It is to my own shame that I did not photograph it, as any description cannot convey the visual retching that it induced. I unaware of an abortion clinic in the vicinity, however, this looked like a the product. A limp, purple piece of road kill, with half a glass of wine thrown over to disguise any moving parts was produced with no accompaniment. One can only assume that it was prepared by a strategically shaved orang-utan assisted by the electrified corpse of Marlan Brando and then finished by Stevie Wonder. Next came a pasta dish with a mysterious meat. There were pieces of what looked like ?chicken / beef / monkey genitalia and bay leaves. The bay leaves served the purpose of camouflaging the underlying affront and, as such, one has to commend on the grounds of pragmatism. Finally, there was a pecorino ravioli in a creamy sauce. The sauce had a consistency of strained water, the ravioli tasted like it came out of a freezer. It had the accolade of being the only one of the three dishes that was technically edible. One person braved a coffee, which was surprisingly good. I should add that this is the only bad meal I have ever had in Italy (I've been about seven times).

I feel I owe it to humanity to try to illustrate how biblically terrible this meal was. It made the plague of locusts seem like a nice ex-foliating massage.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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12 Thank IrishDavid1977
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
1 review
“Lovely restaurante in volterra”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

We found this restaurante by chance while walking through volterra! The service was good and the food was delivered really quick, but it was already a little cold.. But still very delicious!

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Riaru
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Oregon
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Small and friendly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

We tryed this resturant on our own during our day trip to Volterra. We were very pleased with the food and the service. We ended up talking to some other people from the US sitting next to us and found out that they were with a group of people st aying in the same small town we were In Barbarino. We had the wild boar sauce. We were there for lunch. There was nothing special about this resturant but the service and waiter was great and we were in and out quickly.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank MarkieOregon
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