4 couples dining together arrived at 7.30pm by 7.45pm orders taken! Garlic breads & brushetta's arrive along with 1 entree of garlic prawns. Waiting, Waiting for the other entree's... waitress tells us "to wait the kitchen is very busy"
A seafood platter for 1 arrives! And the lucky recipient tucks in. 7 pairs of eyes watch & wait.
Waiting, Waiting...watching other tables eat & leave...9pm ask again to be told "very busy night in the kitchen you have to wait" we requested the entree orders be cancelled and just serve our mains. 2 mains arrive and the hungry people tuck in to luke warm microwaved meals. Waiting Waiting 2 more luke warm mircowaved main meals arrive. Then a 5th microwaved meal arrives. The last two meals arrive, the grilled atlantic salmon is raw in the centre although the side salad tastey. The veal was swimming in sauce and very hot from the microwave.
The man in charge offers us free coffee... just bring the bill we reply and we will go quietly.
Undeserverdly, we paid the bill in full.
Cafe Gioia you need to train your staff, telling paying customers to wait is bad business as is blaming a busy kitchen. You needed to apologise not make excuse's.
Thats 8 paying customers that wont be going back and 8 paying customers that wont be recommending this badly run restaurant to anyone.