A ruined Birthday meal.
We went there for my partner's Bday dinner during the week. I asked if it was possible to make up my own pasta dish as the one I like was not on the menu.
I do not believe in leaving 'poor reviews' but decided to make an exception this time because of the way I was treated & a disappointing dinner in general for such a special occasion.
My meal arrived promptly but was absolutely flavorless even though I asked for garlic, olive oil with a hint of chilly (not too spicy) to be part of it, prawns, onions etc. Fettuccine was plain undercooked , watery with a hint of an unpleasant sour aftertaste almost like lemon. Terrible.
I decided to tell the staff and asked staff to taste it to which promptly refused.
I returned the dish not wanting to tempt my luck any further with another meal & ended up eating my partner's salmon which at least was edible.
What upset me most was that nobody admitted to making a bad meal out of perfectly delicious ingredients I picked but a few staff kept leaning out of the kitchen and looking at me instead of tasting the dish & making a better one.
We left Gioia feeling upset and definitely in low spirits.
So much so for a Birthday dinner.