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“Dismal and Unfriendly”

Osteria Del Pescatore
Ranked #3 of 5 Restaurants in Campotosto
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Casoli, Italy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Dismal and Unfriendly”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Arrived on spec for lunch at around 1.30, tempted by the lakeside location. Three other sets of people eating, so not exactly busy. Dining room - not the cleanest or most welcoming - has great position on Lake Campotosto - but shame the windows were of the non-opening kind.
Having been shown to a table, we were left. We waited. And waited. And waited. Eventually a rather surly waitress appeared. It's not unusual not to be offered a menu at some out-of-town restaurants in Abruzzo, but it is unusual - on asking for a menu - to be directed to one pinned up on the side of a cupboard. This looked more like a shopping list - "Spaghetti; Chitarra; Tagliatelle; etc" than a rundown of tempting things to eat. When I looked round to ask our waitress about sauces for the pasta...antipasti...what meat was available, she'd disappeared.
And so did we. Nobody seemed bothered or asked why.
The Lake's a great place to visit, but this was a prime example of a restaurant safe in the knowledge that with a steady stream of visitors guaranteed, why bother trying ?
My response would be - why bother going ?

  • Visited June 2014
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