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Oltrarno/Santo Spirito: Osteria del Cinghiale Bianco

Borgo San Jacapo 43r , Phone: 055 215706

Reviewed by: GailS from MA, review #3709

When: 2011

Seemed like a tourist trap

My husband and I ate here mostly because of all the positive reviews I've read here. The experience was disappointing.

The food was good, but not outstanding. The service was the real issue. We went on a Monday and it was the evening of the day we arrived from the States. We went a bit early, around 7:30, and were seated immediately. Our courses were rushed with the waiters hovering ready to remove plates as soon as we completed a course, ready to set down the next one. When it came to ordering dessert we had about a half a glass of wine each to finish and told the waiter we would order when we finished with the wine. We had multiple waiters stop and ask us for our dessert order after this within less than 5 minutes.

After ordering dessert and limoncellos and finishing the desserts the bill was dropped on the table as they removed the dessert dishes. The quality of the food was OK but not worth compromising the dining experience. I wouldn't go back - there are much better choices.

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