We visited this restaurant 5 times over two trips to Italy and found it so inconsistent we will never return. On our first visit the fritto misto was excellent, light batter and a good selection of fish. Second time around was a different experience with the majority of the frito being calamari rings - cheap for a restaurant to obtain, but the same price charged. This was not good enough. On the next occassion we had the risotto. For the area that produces most of the risotto rice the risotto was lacking in flavour and texture. We have had far better risottos for a much better price. So it continued with the restaurant being so so, but Porto Garibaldi is short on decent restaurants so we vistied on a few occassions.
For one lunch we decided to splurge on the set menu and regretted it. The starters were limited (Italian set menus usually have three or four) we had one plate of tepid seafood with a very average cocktail sauce. The grilled fishwas bitter and the sorbet not smooth. The pasta dish was not memorable and the pasta cooked far short of al dente. We felt well and truly ripped off. The owner was not interested and told us how long the restaurant had been cooking fish in a very arrogant way. There were no lost in translation episodes as my wife is Italian.
The service was average every time and on the set menu occassion the waiter almost threw the food at us and could not be bothered to move round the table to serve properly.
Given that on most occassions this restaurant was average and overpriced and on one occassion the experience terrible I am surprised this is in the michelin guide.
The only thing consistent was the house white wine - light anf refreshing. In an area of Italy not known for its local wines, this at least was a relief.
We would not return.
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