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“Awful”

Festival della Pasta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$32
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Della Pasta Festival" offers you a tour through Italy via a tasting menu of dishes pasta. The menu varies daily to include seven types of handmade dough prepared from traditional hard grain semolina by Chef Carmelo, lowest accompanies your discovery of scents and flavors That hail from all regions of Italy; from Sicily to the Alps and from Tyrrhenian to the Adriatic. Have a nice trip and enjoy your meal.
Boston
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Awful”
Reviewed 23 October 2012

The restaurant is attractive, which is the only positive thing I can say. We had one of the worst meals we have had in years. We arrived around 9:30PM (not late by Brazilian standards) and were the only ones in the restaurant (throughout the entire meal); it was off season but all other restaurants were were in had other patrons- that should have told us something. As an earlier review had described that the bread was stale - ours was too - not toasted but stale. The melon of the melon and prosciutto was absolutely tasteless; we tasted it only ate a few bites. I had a two pasta selection - risotto and fungi which was good but cold. The linguini Bolognase was hot but so heavily salted that it was inedible. The other of us had salmon in a puff pastry which was mediocre and ravioli with shrimp that was not good - this person was sick an hour after the meal, with stomach cramps and vomiting (likely food poisoning). To top it off our waitress was sour and not very helpful (the other wait staff were nicer) In total it cost us about ~200R (~$100 USA) for bread, 1 appetizer and 2 entrees without wine or cocktails.

  • Visited October 2012
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11 Thank Kenneth R
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Florida, florida
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not good pasta”
Reviewed 12 July 2012 via mobile

The views and location are great. The atmosphere is comfortable. The food? Not so good. We had stale bread ( which we had to pay for), the gnocchi was under cooked, and prices were too high.

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2 Thank Leonardo R
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“To try different pastas”
Reviewed 17 October 2011

Loved the place, has great pastas, specially the special, with constitutes of 7 different pasta plates from different region of Italy. A good wine menu and great service.. Highly recommend it for a dinner for two.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank pkold
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Vienna, Austria
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian Restaurant - much more than a pasta place”
Reviewed 22 January 2011

Very nice Italian restaurant with a good selection of Italian and international wines, a very good selection of Italian food - the name of the restaurant suggests much worse. So it was a very nice surprise to find so good food and excellent service in what had seemed a simple pasta place.
Definitely worth visiting.

  • Visited December 2010
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1 Thank MFernandaL
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