Angolo Via del Corso
Dinner on Oct 10, 2004
I tend not to write restaurant I dislike since I don't feel like bother to. I just want to write restaurant that I like very much so that my reader can share the joy I’ve had from the meal. But I write this one because it is on my List of Shame.
I went by this eatery right after I finished the free concerto in Museo Coseo. It was not featured in any of my dining guides so I was a bit hesitated to sit down. What I did noticed, however, were 2 Frommer’s stickers. On seeing that, I decided to give it a try because I was really hungry.
The only thing I ordered was the spaghetti bottagra, you know, the pasta with a frost of mullet roe on top of it. The dish should be a no-brainer one to chose with because the scent of this mullet roe can be really flavorsome. In fact, with this kind and grade of ingredient, a heavenly dish can be easily made. Nonetheless, it was not so. The dish by Il Maraggio, was not as nearly one half the standard as those I tried in Sicily. Was it because the poor quality of the bottagra or was it because the dish was wrongly cooked? I really have had no glue. All I have was the saltiness of the bottagra but none the breezing freshness of it.
What was the worst, however, was that they overcharged me. They put up some service charge on top of the “coperto,” cover charge in English. In short, they charged cover charge on top of the cover charge. With that, I was charged with E1.5 more. I didn't mind to be generous on tips about the E1.5 but I did mind to be a stupid. What a shame. I'd never go back to this outlet again, for both the food and the service.