Thursday, July 8, 2010

La Dolce Vita

After the morning events of the Summer Sensational I headed to La Dolce Vita for a quick meal. I didn't get it. The food was excellent, a delicious Amatriciana, but it was sloooooooow.

When a customer asks for whatever on the menu they can get fastest, and is told the pasta will take 10 to 15 minutes, it is completely and totally unacceptable for the food to take 27 minutes to arrive. It is worse still that the waitress didn't bother to alert me to any delay; the food just turned up late. Had the restaurant been very busy at the time I'd have expected some delay - but it wasn't busy.

Conclusion: win on quality food, fail on speed and service. I want to like this place, I really do - they show movies and have wonderful food! - so I'll give it a second chance. I'll just make sure I'm not in a rush at the time...