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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?


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Clown Killer 9:51 am 08 May 09

I’m with you Zap. Thanks for the tip-off although I really don’t care one way or the other seeing as he chances of me dining in Belconnen are next to zero, but that said there’s something about a couple of quick sycophantic posts by clean-skin newbies that just leaves a bad taste … for mine, I’m just going to tell peoplethe place isn’t worth bothering about because the foods crap.

Zapruda 9:10 am 08 May 09

I’m guessing you are an employee, friend of the owner or even the owner himself?

You know what maybe you’re right, I think I was mistaken it was the best meal of my life!!!!

How could I be so stupid and think that cardboard pizza and a bowl of sauce with a few bits of gnocchi in it was a waste of money, I might go back to tonight and see if I can get some cannellini made from PVC pipe……. Yum yum yum.

Shove your poor excuse for a restaurant up your @rse.

the beast stays east 6:10 pm 07 May 09

hmmm you could at least get the name of the restaurant right, maybe that’s not the only thing u got wrong?

poptop 3:51 pm 07 Nov 08

Foodlove, I possibly do want honest comment from the wider community of their experience. All you seen to have provided is an unsubstantiated claim to some level of industry expertise and a statement about having had a great experience.

If you would care to expand on either or both those points, you may find a more sympathetic audience.

foodlove 9:42 am 07 Nov 08

This was OUR experience and no we are not connected with this place.

Do you want genuine honest comment from the wider community of their experiences?
Seems not, you have made up your minds. So would anyone bother to comment in future.

Granny 4:30 pm 06 Nov 08

Oh no! Was she ok?

stray 4:27 pm 06 Nov 08

while even, sorry

stray 4:27 pm 06 Nov 08

whiel we’re off topic – at least you didnt get a ladybeetle in your coffee today…that was just a bizarre experience… 😉

Jim Jones 3:25 pm 06 Nov 08

Come on John. You’re on the internet, try and be a little more paranoid, willya?

johnboy 3:21 pm 06 Nov 08

Everyone’s entitled to their opinions guys.

Just as you’re entitled to make of them what you will.

Jim Jones 3:20 pm 06 Nov 08

Straight-up said :

and I honestly think “if” you had spoken to the manager we had, you would have been looked after in a much more satisfactory way than what you describe.

This is a very poorly made sock-puppet.

Thumper 3:20 pm 06 Nov 08

Of course, they would have absolutely no connection whatsoever to the eatery.

Would they?

el 3:16 pm 06 Nov 08

Indeed JB – as see-through as a sheet of glass.

justbands 3:14 pm 06 Nov 08

Call me a cynic…but a first post by a new user called “foodlove” which is a positive review in response to a bad one? Hmmmmmmm. “Straight-up” has a total of 1 comment posted also & both claim a long association with the Canberra food industry. Hmmmmmm.

foodlove 3:04 pm 06 Nov 08

We have had two great experiences at Sogno D’Oro Belconnen
and have recommended this place to others who have also said the same.

I have had a long assocaition with the food industry in Canberra
and can only say it’s ‘good quality food’ at a reasonable price.

Straight-up 2:52 pm 04 Nov 08

“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?”

Well, I have eaten at this place a few times and founfd the food to be great. I am not saying at all that you had a bad experience, however, I find the way you describe the manager’s responsecompletelydifferent to my experience.

I had one night where there was a mix-up with one of my tables meals and we recieved our breads and a bottle of wine free of charge and we didn’t even get a chance to raise the problem we had with our meal, it was just given to us.

I also find that the pizzas were very nice, I also liked the musica e pizza, and think these are right up there with the best I have had.

Now , I know that the pricing here is higher than some other places in the area, but i find the food lives up to the pricing (i have been in the food industry for some time so know a little about this matter.

It is a shame that you have had some bad experiences at this restaurant and I honestly think “if” you had spoken to the manager we had, you would have been looked after in a much more satisfactory way than what you describe.

Just my 2cents on my own experiences at this place (have been 4 times and enjoyed the food each time) for a very new place, I would say it’s still better than some other crap in the area and hope it only gets better.

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.

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