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Sogno D’Oro Belconnen – Restaurant Review

By Zapruda - 3 November 2008 31

Just a quick whinge/warning………

Last Friday at lunchtime my better half and I decided to try Sogno D’Oro which was once Musica e’ in Belconnen.

I had relatively high hopes for this restaurant as I was a big fan of Musica e’ and regularly ate there.

Unfortunately my high hopes were immediately put to rest when our four slices of Italian bread came out ½ an hour after ordering. Ok I said to myself it’s only bread who cares.

Another ½ hour later came the gnocchi ordered by my partner. Count them 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 pieces of gnocchi, 11 pieces of gnocchi for $16 in a piss weak sauce.

Then my pizza arrived. I’m not the biggest fan of cardboard based pizza and for $21

I could have bought 4 of those frozen McCain’s pizzas from the supermarket and would have had an easier time cutting and eating the base than I did with this pizza. The topping of the pizza was burnt and the cheese was like rubber.

My partner finished her meal in about 2 seconds and I managed to eat 4 of the 8 slices of pizza.
After paying I spoke to the manager of the restaurant to let him know that our meal was not satisfactory for the $65 we ended up paying. After his excuses he reluctantly offered a discount which I refused.

Has anyone else had any good or bad experiences eating at Sogno D’Oro?

What’s Your opinion?


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31 Responses to
Sogno D’Oro Belconnen – Restaurant Review
ant 10:58 pm 03 Nov 08

Felix the Cat said :

At least there was no poo on your pizza…

How do you know there wasn’t?!

Felix the Cat 9:32 pm 03 Nov 08

At least there was no poo on your pizza…

I-filed 6:44 pm 03 Nov 08

I’d rather eat cardboard anywhere than anything at zeff’s – they have no concept of kitchen hygiene.

shiny flu 6:38 pm 03 Nov 08

Seems like simple cost cutting in the Kitchen to maximise their profits. Sounds like they served you a frozen Pizza base and used cheap processed cheese. Certainly a formula to run a restaurant into the ground.

H1NG0 5:23 pm 03 Nov 08

Thanks for the review. I thought the Pizza’s at Musica were pretty damn good. They were good value too on two for one pizza nights. I thought this place might be the same, but when I took a look at the menu, it wasn’t very appealing. Seemed to have all of Musicas crap dishes and none of their good ones. I hate pretentious restaurant names as well.

astrojax 4:40 pm 03 Nov 08

the least they can do is squeeze the juice?!

they are: out of their patrons!

stirred408 3:57 pm 03 Nov 08

Yes – that place is horrible. I will never go back. For $21 you expect a pretty good gourmet pizza. The pizzas at Zeffs are classy compared to this crap!

The juice came out of a bottle. I think these days – if you are going to go to a restaurant – the least they can do is squeeze the juice?!

Danman 3:09 pm 03 Nov 08

You would think that with citizen media outlets such as this that retail and hospitality outlets would have gotten their shiznitch together by now, th einternet is barely new… but still, people in these establishments seem to think that what happens on teh mile stays on the mile.

At least you gave them the opportunity to move to remedy before posting it online… Another place ill try with a grain of salt.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 2:44 pm 03 Nov 08

sorry i should have been more clear, his words were “a discount on your next meal” I refused because i would rather poke hot needles in my eyes before i ever return there

You should have reached into his chest and pulled his out still beating heart, and held it in front of his face so he could see how black it was before he died.

ant 2:37 pm 03 Nov 08

There is no excuse for committing crimes against Pizza.

Zapruda 2:03 pm 03 Nov 08

sorry i should have been more clear, his words were “a discount on your next meal” I refused because i would rather poke hot needles in my eyes before i ever return there

SkipDaRoo 1:55 pm 03 Nov 08

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

After his excuses he reluctantly offered a discount which I refused.

Why the hell would you refuse a discount? It’s not like you’re going back, is it?

Thats what I thought, the point of complaining is to make the bad value meal better value. Take the discount, then bag them out so they go broke and all their dreams are shattered.

LG 1:55 pm 03 Nov 08

GuruJ said :

The shame of it all is that the previous owners (when it was Musica E) made the *best* pizzas in Belco.

Maybe in Belco but they still weren’t particularly good. I thought Musica E was overpriced for what, in my opinion, was average quality food (service was great though). Same view I have of its replacement – at least as far as the food is concerned – (Sogno D’Oro).

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 1:51 pm 03 Nov 08

After his excuses he reluctantly offered a discount which I refused.

Why the hell would you refuse a discount? It’s not like you’re going back, is it?

GuruJ 1:45 pm 03 Nov 08

Well, I’m never going back!

I had exactly the same experience with the horrible pizza. The shame of it all is that the previous owners (when it was Musica E) made the *best* pizzas in Belco.

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