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“Hit 'n miss service here”
Review of Cafe Limone

Cafe Limone
Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Shildon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$67
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Ristorante Pizzeria Italiano
Reviewed 30 August 2014

A 4th visit within 2 months and food is above average. Service isn't always sadly. Our first eve visit was excellent with a lovely girl serving, (I think part of the family who owns the restaurant). This, along with the quality of meals encouraged us to return. Since then our 3 further visits have seen us self serve parmesan / pepper etc after our meals were served. Ignored, twice, on arrival before being seated. One meal brought some time before the remainder served. Our last visit on 28th August brought again mixed efforts, with again, ignored on arrival. This immediately 'puts you off' and the salad was different from previously, so a steak with salad consisted of a good steak, but a salad that was 99% 'nettle' lettuce which I don't enjoy, 3 thin slices of cucumber and 4 1/2 cherry toms and a couple of slices of peppers. For almost £13 hugely overpriced and a salad which needs more effort and consistency. We'll give it a miss for a while, predominently due to mainly poor service

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1  Thank Irene C
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Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Great value and fantastic food! The young lady was super friendly and really made us feel welcome! £11.95 for a 3 course meal with steak is great!

1  Thank Alice M
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

I've ate here before quite a few months ago and it was all fine. Today was a very different story got a pint of coke which was flat and tasted off so asked to change it for lemonade which was just as bad. Me and my friends both ordered potato skins for starter which were hard and overcooked. My main course was lasagne which had one peice of pasta in the whole thing!!! The rest was just tomato sauce flavourless and next to no mince. My friend ordered carbonara and it was just like a big bowl of grease. Don't get me wrong the drinks were taken off the bill and the staff were good but the food is just totally discusting. I will never be back and be advising others to stay clear as well!!!

3  Thank Abi_29384
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

I last visited this restaurant a year ago and thought the place expensive, I have revisited and found a contrast to a year ago.
The menu is clearly redesigned showing more options and prices available, though the wine is listed on the boards in chalk above your head and if you do not look you will miss the prices.
The meals from cheap to expensive depending on what you want to consume, look at the menu for a cheaper variant if available.
Wines range with a decent taste to the palate, both a good range of white, red or rose wine available.
Food is freshly cooked so expect about 20 minutes, so if alone - take a book or a kindle ( I did and no objections raised)
If there is a group going I recommend making reservations beforehand.
Without a drink, a meal can cost less than £10

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Thank KevinS8
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

a lunchtime visit, very busy and booking recommended, special lunchtime menu only £4,95 for three courses, soup or potato skins, pasta or pizza and ice cream or coffee, very good value and good service, not huge portions but enough for a lunchtime

3  Thank KarenCountyDurham
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