Instead of the elegantly decorated but low grade Al Dente on Floreasca Avenue, a new Tratoria is opened, part of the Italian restaurants chain run by the former football player Gino Iorgulescu.
Trattoria Il Calcio Restaurant (Italian Restaurants)
Trattoria Il Calcio Restaurant
Almost nothing changed in terms of decorations, maybe just a few essential items. J There is a simply awful oil wall painting illustrating ?the football figures? of Romania (Dragomir, Iorgulescu, Mircea Sandu, Becali etc) painted clumsily on one of the sidewalls of the main hall. You can rarely see such nonsense; it is worth visiting the place only to see that, trust me it really does!
Food is not bad but the service is slow and poor. The orange fresh was of questionable quality but the salads varied from good to very good.
A great minus for the "bruschette" made out of hearth bread slices, like those from Maramures area, thick as a hefty mower's palm.
The hostess (a Tratoria il Calcio fashion: to place a "demoiselle" responsible with placing the guests) was good at many things except for organizing. She fussed about the whole time without noticing the poor service. Anyhow, the passionate goodbye smile was worth every dime. By the way, the prices are medium.
Tratoria Il Calcio on Delea street is much nicer (at least the terrace looks very nice), the service is much faster and more polite. A big plus for the nuts ice cream krantz cake, that was really delicious.