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“Il Canto Restaurant”
Review of Ristorante Il Canto - CLOSED

Ristorante Il Canto
Price range: US$108 - US$176
Cuisines: International
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Description: To talk about the restaurant "Il Canto" it may not be done without reawaken memories of past sensory experiences, of deep emotions blended by perfumes, tastes and colors. "Il Canto" (the Chant), it is a real hymn to life where expectations and unknown may create a certain apprehension, but once the journey begins a world of itself opens to your heart, to your feelings as everything becomes pleasure and joy to finally turn out into a great sense of respect for a Chef that rightly in many consider today the most courageous of Italy; a mix of art and purity.
Reviewed 9 August 2006

We chose to go for dinner in this restaurant because we wanted a special evening out. Reading reviews of this restaurant, it seemed this was it!

The place is lovely. An old monastery - with the tables placed around a courtyard. We were greeted by a very courteous hostess, music played in the background and we thought we were in for a treat.

How wrong we were!

The starters were wonderfully presented - a play on shapes, and presentation more than taste.

The mains - simply a case of the chef trying so hard to come up with different things, but missing out on the vital part of what those different things would taste like! We were a table of three and one of us was quite the connoisseur and asked the chef to prepare whatever he liked. One of his dishes (very very small portions by the way) was lamb - which was tasty and tender.

The rest were crazy concoctions that just did not work.

The desert...a combination of lemon, mint and coffee??? (which was not described as such in the menu but just lemon and mint)

Service was good - although the sommelier was quite stuck up in general and for example, seemed to think we should be impressed because the Kyr Royale was made with champagne! errm as far as I know, that is how it is supposed to be made!

A huge disappointment at a very very high price.

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Reviewed 15 January 2014
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Reviewed 28 October 2013
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Date of visit: September 2013
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Reviewed 23 May 2013
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ACG187902, General Manager at Ristorante Il Canto, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2013
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Reviewed 11 February 2013
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Date of visit: October 2012
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ACG187902, Direttore generale at Ristorante Il Canto, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2013
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