I Nobili, Rome

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  • i Nobili: Restaurants near Ciampino

    by lswift Updated Aug 6, 2006

    i Nobili, almost outside the entrance to Ciampino airport is the worst restaurant experience we have had, in 12 years of living and visiting Italy. DO NOT GO THERE. We had just arrived at Ciampino, at 9 at night with our six year old daughter and needed to travel on that night to our accomodation. The waiter sat us down, took our pizza order, sold us a bottle of wine and we watched the pizzaiolo make the pizzas in the wood oven. For a whole hour. At the end of this time one of the junior staff, in very garbled italian told us that there were no more pizzas and could we reorder. By now it was time to go as we had more travelling to do, so we ordered pasta for expediency. This arrived, but only after we had reminded them, 20 minutes later and was unexceptional. When we came to pay, the bill for one bottle of ordinary wine, some water and 3 bowls of pasta, one for a child was 48 euros. We expected some sort of apology for the delay and perhaps something off the bill, but no, nothing. We said we weren't happy but were told 'this is the world of work' or some such remark.

    This is the worst service we have ever had in Italy, and was about 50% more than we would expect to pay. The wine was down on the menu for 10 euros so this didn't account for the bill. Plenty of locals seemed to be having a good time and getting fed, so we suspect they are just too near the airport and actively set out to 'do' the foreigners and give them least priority. How can any self respecting pizzeria run out of pizzas at 10.30 on a Friday night?

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