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“rude and uninviting”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of La Pineta

La Pineta
Price range: US$43 - US$72
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Wantage, United Kingdom
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“rude and uninviting”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

We had a table booked for 10 people - and decided to go down early for a drink and for the children to play on the beach at about 6pm.

Firstly we were shouted at for going near the toilets - only because the floor was wet!

Then having been told to sit at a certain table the waitress came over and told (not asked) to move as we were sat at an eating table. Words were move here now.

We had a drink and having watched the waitress continue to be rude to anyone who came in the place we decided to leave and go elsewhere where we had a lovely meal!

Food maybe good reading other reviews but eating out is about the whole experience.

  • Visited August 2012
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“Perfect Beach Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

we had dinner on a table in the beach itself...we were expecting to have great seafood and we were not disapppointed. Most of us started with the seafood pasta or mussels follpwed by grilled prawns or squid. The seafood pasta was excellent-the grilled squid very tender and tasty, the prawns were good. The service as in most of Italy was very good maybe even excellent, but as we have had excellent service in all the places we had been in Sicily, our standards were quite high. Perfect ambience on the beach with the lit torches...just simply pure enjoyment.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Whiskeymomo
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surrey
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“Good food right on the seaside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

We went for lunch a couple of times. We had simple seafood dishes like Vongole and seafood risotto and the Sicilian speciality pasta con sarde. The food was good, the service friendly and the prices reasonable. The location is superb. Other diners left their kids in full site on the beach whilst they lingered over wine and coffee. Not pretensious, just good pasta/rice right next ti the sea.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank dog63green
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Bulverde, Texas
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“The Best Food on the Island of Sicily”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

This is not only the best food around Selinunte; it is the best food on all of Sicily! La Pineta is located on an isolated beach, unencumbered by the hustle bustle of any city. You must walk down a lengthy staircase in order to reach the restaurant. Once there you are sitting in the open air of the magnificant Medeterrianian and may think you have reached the pinnacle of the experience................then comes the food! The most magnificant, incredible tasty and artistically displayed cusine! The Octopus was amazing, the clams the most sweet and delectable that I have ever eaten...........and there have been many. The pasta cooked to perfection, the mussels, juicy and plump.......I cannot say enough about this most marvelous place. Even now I dream of this wonderful experience and look forward to the day I return.

  • Visited April 2012
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3 Thank Emil F
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Liphook
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“Good beachside restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

Finding La Pineta takes a little more effort, but if you follow the signs as you drive into Marinella you should have no trouble. La Pinetta is essentially the only restaurant on this eastern stretch of beach in the local Nature Reserve. Well worth a visit for some lunch and some sun lounging/swimming in the sea. Either bring your towel and umbrella or rent loungers/umbrellas at the Lido next door. Good seafood, though not sure it was best I had in Sicily. Frankly you pay a bit for the view and proximity but it's worth it as you're away from most of the crowds in the rest of the resort.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank alivsey
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