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“Excellent Italian kitchen”

Il Sorriso Della Nonna
Ranked #17 of 52 Restaurants in Damme
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Friendly service, excellent pasta's , pizza delicious. Speciality osso bucco, tjhe best there is! The Italian (of course) wine are superb, as well as the Grappa's they serve. Try it you will be surprised

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Thank eddy S
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

Visted this restaurant with some friends. We were hoping for a fun evening out. Instead we had average food, with a high price tag and extremely rude "service". The food was edible, but not special. What really stood out about the evening was the rude and unfriendly waitress. It seems she doesn't value returning customers, indeed would prefer people not to return. At the end of the meal we queried the bill, as we had been charged more than double for mint tea. We expected the tea price on the menu, but they decided to give us fresh, which apparantly is VERY expensive . The restaurant, it seems, feel free to give the customer what it chooses, including items not listed on the menu. The waitress, when questioned told us she was expecting trouble from us (I fear she is not over-friendly to foreigners), and was everything but helpful This is a restaurant I will definitely NOT be visiting in the future. Only go here if you want to be over-charged and desire bad service.

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1  Thank Amanda S
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

Food was overpriced for what you get. A relatively small portion of olives 5 eur, pasta dishes range from 14-22 eur and ingredients were nothing special. One friend had the house specialty Osso Bucco. The sauce had a nice flavor but the meat was very hard to chew and in the end we were charged 5.50 eur for a 'fresh' mint tea that wasn't on the menu. We had ordered a mint tea and the menu price for tea was 2.50 eur. We were also not advised this 'fresh' tea would be more. When we pointed out at the end of our meal that we seemed to be overcharged for our tea, we were told you pay more for fresh ingredients. We said that was fine, but please mention it on the menu or advise the customer so it can be our choice to order it or not. In the end she refused to give us our money back and we were additionally told that she had anticipated a confrontation with us from the beginning. The only reason we can think of, is that we were not locals (as the owners seem to be - I think 'nonna' died a long time ago). There was no need whatsoever to be so rude to paying customers merely because we pointed out that we were being charged too much according to the menu.

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1  Thank Brynn5
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

Little but typical restaurant outside the village of Damme. Very nice Italian and typical food ! Try the Osso Bucco if you like it, and try the suggestions. Rustic interior, good service. Perfect if you want the real Italian athmosphere, without any pretention...

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Reviewed 1 October 2011

In Bruges there aren't that many Italian restaurants, let alone Italian restaurant with authenthic quality food. At 10 minutes form Bruges there is Il Sorisso della Nonna which can make this promise come true.

The setting isn't that spectacular. Away from the center of Damme but not located at the beautiful open polder and canal-scenery. It is practical though with a parking and inside and outside tables. The decoration is rather plain.

The hospitality of the lady of the house is just as I like it. Sincerely friendly and spontaneously but not to pushy. Not the artificial friendlyness you find in most restaurants.

The food was really delicious. I had the spaghetti al ragu and a pizza with salami. Both were of the best I ever had. I could elaborate, but you better find out for yourself.

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1  Thank delphi_101
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