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    Birreria Maffei: Greasy Pasta

    by SabrinaSummerville Written Oct 5, 2006

    Our tour guide recommended this restaurant for lunch and, as tour guide recommendations are generally pretty reliable, we decided to follow most of our tour group and eat here.

    The decor is more Tyrolean than Italian and it's quite pretty. There's a suit of armour in one corner and the cahrs, tables and heavy doors are all of carved wood.

    The restaurant insisted that we had to share a table with strangers, although we would have preferred to eat just with our small group.

    Favorite Dish: I ordered spaghetti carbonara from the somewhat limited menu, as did my Aunt. My Mother ordered spaghetti Bolognese.

    The carbonara was the very worst that I have ever eaten. It was made with greasily fried streaky rashers of bacon which were far more fat than meat. I toyed with it because I was hungry. My Mother said that her bolognese wasn't great either. I tasted it and found it tasteless.

    Service was slow.

    On the plus side it's pretty inexpensive and we were all given a glass of limoncello on the house.

    Interior of Birreria Maffei
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