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“We want our money back! Or was this a joke and we did not notice?”

Ristorante Maredentro
Ranked #53 of 400 Restaurants in Ragusa
Price range: US$34 - US$75
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

It all started so well... our friendly B&B host recommend this place... however it ended up being a waste of money...

Why?

Firstly, there was bacon in the tuna ragù pasta - although we previously shared, we did not want any bacon in the sauce.
The waiter - who appeared spaced out - told us that the sauce was made only with tuna. When we showed the waiter the evidence, he called the “wannabe” cook who tried to explain to us that the tuna sauce needed 10% bacon for the “extra flavor”. As a side note, there was mostly carrots in the sauce and hardly any tuna.

Secondly, as written in the menu, we were really looking forward to eating the well known local Pachino tomatoes as a side dish (contorni).
What we imagined: red, ripe and tasty Sicilian tomatoes that grew in the sun! In other words, something worth the 5€ they were advertised for.
What we got: tasteless and watery tomatoes that never got exposed to the sun and you would get in a cheap supermarket at 99cents/kg, i.e. false advertisement.

Thirdly, what definitely made this a “memorable” experience are the various hilarious explanations of the “waiter” who after having been asked for an explanation on the above, told us he was actually a musician rather than a waiter and preferred to be remembered as such . Due to his lack of knowledge about the food, the “wannabe” cook came out to “teach” us why the tomatoes were tasteless and admitted that sometimes he buys low quality tomatoes and sells them as Pachino ones. After this, they removed the tomatoes from the total bill.

In summary, we felt cheated and paid way more than what the food quality, service and restaurant atmosphere were worth.
Never again.

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Gianfer13, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante Maredentro, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Maredentro was recommended to us by a storekeeper. We are glad we followed her advice! The tuna encrusted with pistachio, almond and sesame was stunning as was the
pasta and vegetables. We had A good glass of house white.
Very nice quiet., intimate setting.

Thank Grumo
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

From its strategic location, adjacent to the Piazza Duomo, this restaurant appears to provide service for its own indoor tables, terrace, and just across the square an open area for some 100 patrons (mostly bus groups as we observed), controlled in advance by a hostess whose job appeared to be to keep out any unsuspecting "unattached" diners. Accordingly, the service to our table on the terrace alongside the main restaurant was perfunctory at best, and the meals were over priced. We won't be back.

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Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Situated in the lower part of Ragusa Ibla below the Duomo. Offers good seafood and seafood / pasta combinations at a reasonable price. Small inside and booking recommended in high season.

Thank sccanuck7
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

This small restaurant is situated in the center of old Ragusa. I went there quite by chance during a visit of a few hours in the city. There are some tables on the sidewalk but I preferred to go inside to avoid street noise. I was served fairly quickly and courteously. I ordered for the first time in my life swordfish alla messinese and I loved it. It was good and the portion size was about for two people. I left satisfied Ragusa after this restful stop in Ragusa.

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Thank Sorin D
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