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“Mediocre -to- bad food and really bad service! ”
Review of La Barcaccia

La Barcaccia
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Don't go and don't waste your money like we did! For Everything that we needed the waitress had to be reminded endless times and faces as though we were from another planet. We ordered 5 main dishes and 4 of them came more or less simultaneously but the trofie pasta with pesto - came after EVERYONE had finished their main course and no warning was given that this dish takes longer to cook. This dish was horrible! Tasteless and was served for a weird reason with green beans and potatoes, as tasteless as the pesto which was not worth to eat. The waitress claimed that this is how Ligurian pesto is served - which is not the way other restaurants in the region serve this dish and not according to pesto we are used to and the dish was left untouched. Even after we complained about it no reimbursement or compensation was suggested. The chips- Margherita pizza was mediocre and chips were dry. The romana pizza was ok but light on the anchovies. The gluten-free pasta was undercooked and the tomato sauce plain and tasteless. The fried seafood was completely unexciting, dry and a small and the oil used for frying was bad. This portion was left barely eaten . We only went there because of the TripAdvisor 4-star ranking which is completely and utterly undeserved. Walk a few meters to find a better restaurant. The only advantage of this restaurant is a gluten-free menu. We asked for mixed salads as starters but got them in the end, after the main dishes! The green and mixed salads were good and generous. The restaurant seemed totally unconcerned about our obvious dissatisfaction.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

As the title says, we were a big group, so it is not easy to find last minute reservations during a busy season at Monterosso. Fortunately they had space for us.
The meal was good. But I want to better highlight the service. They were very attentive to us and our 7 teenagers in the group. This adds to a enjoyable evening after a long day at stunning Monterosso.
I would recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Usually I try to highlight the positives, but I'm sorry to say that there weren't many to speak of in this case. Having had a walk about town, we came to this place to have lunch. I guess they gave us a table on arrival if that's a positive. Having ordered a fish ravioli to share as a starter, we had to wait 25 mins for it to arrive. It was mediocre at best. Hoping our mains, the standard pizzas, would live up to the Italian standards, were disappointed to see the pizzas arriving burnt after the 30 min wait between the starter and the main (which seemed typical for this restaurant, considering the people around were being forced to wait for the same amount of time). Other reviewers have fared better so maybe other dishes are not so bad. However, I would not return.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner based on the reviews. The service was friendly with a complimentary aperitif before the meal and limoncello after the meal. Unfortunately we did not enjoy the meal, at all. We ordered the seafood starter. To be fair the menu did state that the fish may be frozen but we didn't expect limp prawns, fishy (in a bad way) fillets, bland squid. Each course (it was very generously sized, but was also EUR 46 for two) was extremely oily. We can see that most of the reviews are excellent so perhaps we were just unlucky?

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Amanda K
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We were staying near the train station so this restaurant was a natural choice for a tired group of travelers who needed gluten free choices. The server was working so hard taking care of the whole place and amazing did a pretty good job. The food was good and my granddaughter liked the GF entres. We went twice and the value was very good.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Faron A
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