When planning to spend more money than usual, I have more expectations.In spite of the mixed reviews, we thought we would give it a chance. The restaurant is beautiful, well appointed with dishes, fine china, sculptures on most tables, etc. The menu in interesting and well translated by very pleasant and professional members of the family of the owners( i believe.) We had the two five course menu's, one of fish and the other of game (each 80 euros) thinking we would have 10 dishes and a good reflection of the kitchen. The wine list was extensive with approximately 30 pages of white and 30 of red in two separate wine cartes. I was pleased to see reasonable options as wells deep Tuscan options and vintages. The dishes were presented beautifully on exquisite and different plates for each course. The biggest problem though was with the food and the taste. Of the ten dishes, 3 met with the expectations we came in with. These were the simplest of the dishes. The fritto mist and 5 varieties of fish(clams, oysters, scallops, calimari and octopus lightly coated and perfectly fried. Risotto with game bird was done al dente and the hit on the evening was the paparedelle with hare with a fine white sauce wrinkled with coca (also the prettiest of the dishes.) Otherwise the food seemed to be striving for uniqueness and failing (gorgonzola ice cream?) While 3 out of ten is OK in baseball, in judging a kitchen, I believe it is way under par, especially given the higher expectations to begin with. We left full but unsatisfied.
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