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“Not what we expected”

Ristorante Nuovo Canestro
Ranked #3,963 of 13,754 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Esquilino
Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

We were tipped off by the guy at the front desk to go to this place when we said we wanted Italian food but we where kind of disappointed.
I ordered pasta with bacon and my gf pizza but it was not what we anticipated. The pasta had almost no bacon, the portion was very small and it tasted of oil and the grated parmesan cheese. On the plus side, the pasta had that "al dente" feeling you'd expect from Italian pasta.
The pizza was wafer thin, burnt in the edges and was very dry as they had skimped on the cheese. It wasn't bad, but not so good that you'd expect from a pizza in "the land of the pizza".
We didn't try any of the main courses, maybe they're better but I wouldn't net on it.
All in all - it works if you want to stuff your belly, but don't go here for the culinary experience.

Thank Daniel H
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

My napolitan friend told me about this place and I decided to try it.

Unfortunatelly It wasn´t a nice experience. About the food I didn t notice any special taste at least what I could eat. The manager or owner, I don t know, was very rude since we arrived. They don´t have menu so this manager started to talk everything they got in that evening. Beyond this I noticed the place wasn´t so clean for a retaurant.

Anyway we decided to pay and leave the place even before the rest of the meal. Of course, he charged everything. Bad experience and bad for Rome.

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