We went to Crinitis at Castle Hill because it was a hot night and our local restaurants are all alfresco. This was a BIG mistake. The airconditioning in there is non existent, and the kitchen is right next to the tables, so the heat was coming straight out into the restaurant. It must have been 35 degrees in there, if not more. The menu has way too many options and since the names are all in Italian, we had to read every description rather than just being able to skim it. The children's pizza was as large as a normal one, which was completely impractical for a seven year old. The steak and ribs were quite small and didn't come with anything on the side which was not explained when it was ordered, and it was served on a chopping board which wasn't pleasant. The lamb salad was mostly rocket leaves, and the Frank Sinatra pasta had too much chilli in it. The music had obviously been chosen by a younger member of staff and did not suit the atmosphere of the place at all. In the end, we concluded that Crinitis is just too much - too much noise, too much heat, and too much money for what you got. We took our party elsewhere for coffee and desserts, and will not be returning.