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Il Boteglio Restaurant
60 Long Lane BarbicanLondonEC1A 9EJ
I had a very bizarre experience here. I dropped in for an early dinner and my server asked if I wanted bread. I said yes. She then gave me a bowl of stale bread and a side of something I thought was maybe aioli or something. I tasted it and it was mayo. I called the server over and said "Is this mayo/?" And she said "Yes," to which I responded, "I've never had bread served with a side of mayo...more
After a few pints, my husband was directionally challenged and walked us 6 blocks in the wrong direction looking for another local restaurant in the area. When we found it, it was closed for a private function. So, with blood sugars plummeting and already way past our dinner hour (we are American , so 7 is late for us; 9 pm is unheard of ;o) At this point, carbs and meat were the only cure,...more
The first thing that struck me about Il Boteglio was that it was crying out for an intervention from Gordon Ramsey. This place could do so much better!
The service was very good and the waitresses were attentive without being too over the top but it seems to be stuck in a little bit of a time warp and the food was very much hit & miss. We had starters of mussels and calamari. The mussels were...more
I had the fetticini and meat balls and it was simple but really very good. Service was fast and polite. No complaints!more
We recently moved into the area and have been looking for a good local restaurant. Gave this one a few tries, but not the one for us.
Food is ok, neither bad nor remarkable. Service is friendly, although am I the only person who doesn't like complementary drinks poured down my throat?
What really, really (really) irritates me rhough, is the waitress's trick of getting the bottle of wine...more