Best of Europe 2014 Book
Best and worst restaurants:
Best: Ristorante pizzeria vulnetia
Why: Awesome hosts, fun atmosphere and great food. Even the locals eat here!
Worst: Ristorante al Castello
Why: You pay more for the view than the food.
Sarah Slywka in Regina, Sk Canada 07/28/2013
Worst: Sara's Pancake House in Amsterdam
Why: My husband and I are expats living in Brussels. We went to Amsterdam for the weekend and went to Sara's. I couldn't believe this made the recommended restaurant list! The place was EMPTY on a midsummer morning, despite many tour buses emptying outside, full of flies, dirty chipped plates, and a very glum and sullen Sara. The food was terrible. Our pancakes were burnt and ordinary. We have found much better pancakes at PANCAKES! Amsterdam.
Marie Bradford in Brussels, Belgium 07/23/2012
Worst: Cantinetta La Norma in Vienna
Why: Our waiter tired to scam us. When he brought the itemized bill at the end of our meal, the amount was correct. So, I handed him my credit card to pay. When he brought back the credit card receipt for me to sign, the total was 6 euros more on a 76 euro total. When I questioned the difference, he said there was a mandatory service charge at the restaurant. After 10 minutes of discussion, he agreed to remove the charge. But, the experience ruined our evening.
Matt Murphy in Sunnyvale, CA USA 07/05/2012
Best: Klub Architektu in Prague
Why: The food was wonderful and the price reasonable. The restaurant had a good vibe - even if were sharing a table with another couple!
A. Obermayr in Vienna, Austria 04/27/2012
Worst: Chat Qui Rit Self-Service in Venice
Why: Spent E50 on barely any food. Very touristy. The cafeteria style gave it a cheap look, and it wasn't cheap at all! Although I did like that you could pour your own wine! We ended up going to a restaurant around the corner the next day...so much better.
Annika in Seattle, WA USA 06/03/2011
Best: Ristorante da Giovanni
Why: OMG, this was by far my best meal in all of Europe. The spicy olives, dover sole fillet swimming in butter, perfect salad, bread and wine.....and then.....the tiramisu was TO DIE FOR. Best I have ever had anywhere on this planet! I will go back to Rome again, just to eat at this place. Thank you so much for having it in your book.
Dawnya Brown in Saint George, Ut USA 04/02/2011