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“Il Tomone - Ill Treatment! ”
Review of Il Timone

Il Timone
Ranked #105 of 817 Restaurants in Salerno
Price range: US$28 - US$51
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Just had a meal here and the food was great, we had risotto while our children had the pork escalope followed by profiteroles. The service however left a lot to be desired! Both the waitresses were as miserable as you can get and were doing their best to avoid eye contact the entire evening! The highlight was probably when we asked for bread- everybody else in the restaurant seemed to have this. We were told that it was still being baked?!! When the table next to us - obvious regulars, got theirs, we asked again for bread which was then brought out, but it was definitely not freshly baked as it was cold! All in all, good food but don’t go for the service as you will be underwhelmed like we were, and at great expense!

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Went on the off chance of finding a nice restaurant. Externally it looks presentable. Inside their is no ambience and the place is hollow. The two worn out waitresses appear miserable. I assume the manager has a grey ponytail. He stands and does very little. At one point he was playing with a stress toy whilst the two waitress's didn't stop serving and clearing up. We were incorrectly advised that grilled fish was a fish. It turned out to be a seafood plate. We asked for the fish to be filleted so that should have not made sense to the waitress. Never again.

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Reviewed 29 April 2017

While spending the night at the nearby Novotel, I made the short walk to Il Timone. This is, as others say, a seafood restaurant, with fresh seafood and nice presentation. I enjoyed the octopus salad (chopped octopus with olive oil and lemon, what else do you need?), pasta with lobster meat (presented with the tail on the plate), and roasted cuttlefish. The desserts are made by a local pastry shop. I enjoyed the pear and ricotta tart. There isa good selection of wines, both from the region and across Italy. In short, if you want some good seafood and local flavor, do not hesitate to visit.

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

First of all, it's basically fish restaurant. You won't find any esoteric dishes, neither strange food. It's all about the typical Italian fish and seafood. And everything is prepared in a good way. Very fresh and tasty food. While having dinner we have seen a fisherman bringing a big grouper.
The service is very kind and polite and really respectful and very welcoming as often it happens in south of Italy . Desserts are also typical and homemade. Everything would suggest to give a five stars to il timone, however we were a bit disappointed respect to the previous experience two years ago. In fact two years ago,just after we sit in the table they directly brought to us the typical fresh mozzarella. This time they didn't but I would come back again to enjoy a delicious dinner.

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Decided to try this restaurant after reading the reviews of how good this place was.. What a let down. Terrible service and equally terrible food. Would not recommend this place to a dog. We were staying at the nearby Novotel and their restaurant food is so much better we ended up having dessert there!

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xperias8, Direttore at Il Timone, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2016
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Caro sig. Luigi ma lei e sicuro di essere stato nel nostro locale? Non menziona neanche 1 piatto che a mangiato! E poi volevo dire se non rispetta gli animali questo e veramente grave!!! Le auguro un felice ritorno a casa.

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