- I've had lunch at Giardino a couple of times, and I found it to be good value for money. So I decided to invite my boyfriend for dinner. That was a huge mistake!!! The waiter was stressed (he was the only one working that night), but sort of friendly, and he gave us the menu. I picked a wine - they didn't have it. I picked another - they didn't have it. Third time lucky, and the wine was OK. A Chianti. We were able to pick our starters without any problems. But then again the trouble continued. I wanted Ossobuco (which was actually one of my reasons for going). They didn't have it. Then I picked lamb, which they also didn't have. So I tried with the chicken breast filled with Italian bacon and ricotta served with rosemary-cream sauce, and again third time a winner. I asked if I could have the saffron risotto (from the ossobuco) as a side dish, and no problem. My boyfriend ordered Beef medaillons Rossini. The starters came and were actually very good. But the main dishes? Disaster! My boyfriend was sort of lucky. His beef was just underseasoned, completely bland and boring - but kind of edible, even though he didn't enjoy it at all. But my chicken was not edible at all. The risotto was undercooked (yes! Undercooked risotto in Prague), and I just couldn't chew it. But even worse, the rosemory in the sause was so overwhelming that it made the whole dish impossible to eat. I wanted to be polite and tried my best by removing rosemary leaves in the amount of a small christmas tree - but it didn't help, and I had to give up. The waiter came over and asked if there was a problem, and I told him it wasn't possible to eat the food. "Pity", he said. "I guess you should have picked something else, then". When we got the bill, everything was there - also the ineible food we had sent out. They waiter didn't care - we had picked the food ourselves, and we had eaten from it (which is true - I really tried to give it a chance). I asked to talk with the manager. It turned out that it was the guy, who had been sitting all night at the table next to ours, sipping grappa (and a lot of grappa). He basically told us that we were stupid, if we didn't like the food and that people like us were probably better off dining in the centre with the other tourists. I paid the bill. My last one in Giordino.
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- Záhřebská 157/24
- Prague 2, Prague
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