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★☆☆☆☆

“don't ruin your evening, choose a different restaurant!”

Written on: 27/11/2011

My partner is Italian and we often choose to eat out in Italian restaurants so he can feel more at home. One night we decided to try Umberto's as the menu looked quite promising.
We were greeted by a rather unpleasant smell of some sort of a disinfectant but we chose to ignore it - perhaps we shouldn't have. Or perhaps they should have used more of it in the toilets which were rather smelly.
The food turned out to be pretty average (not the promised "slice of Italy") and the portions were really small but when we wanted to order another dish, we were told that we would have to wait for at least half an hour longer cause the kitchen was too busy.
All in all, the food and the service are definitely not worth the price (£13 for a dozen small calamari rings and a couple of prawns?) so we definitely won't go back there again, even if all the other Italian restaurants in the neighbourhood are fully booked.