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Demon Cleaner
24th May 2013, 14:04
Today I'm gonna fly again to Italy, this time to Amantea (in Calabria, southern Italy). Will stay there for 1 week, see you later guys ;)

Harrison
24th May 2013, 15:52
Nice. I hope you have some nice weather.

Kin Hell
27th May 2013, 10:22
Hope you have a great time. :)

Demon Cleaner
1st June 2013, 22:55
Back today, weather was fine, between 20-25 degrees and no rain, so that was totally ok for me. Basically the whole holiday consisted of having great food all the time :) Gonna let you know more next week.

Puni/Void
11th June 2013, 18:33
I can see that. I've heard there is a lot of tasty stuff down there, but never been there myself unfortunately. Perhaps some time in the future. :) How was the prices of food and drinks btw? Heard it is a bit expensive?

Demon Cleaner
11th June 2013, 19:09
Prices are fine, at least for us coming from Luxembourg, don't know how much if changes from country to country. And it depends where you go in Italy.

I was in Amantea, in Calabria, south of Italy. Amantea is small (14.000 people), and it's absolutely not a touristic region. Food and drinks were VERY cheap compared to what we pay at home.

At home, one beer of 0.4l is 2, which I think is still cheap, as in Finland f.ex. it's triple the price. In Italy it was 1. There was a small and very nice restaurant on the beach where we ate 3 times, a bottle of calabrian regional wine there (0.7l) was 6! And it was very good, name was Spadafora. In Luxembourg an average wine bottle in the restaurant costs around 25.

Cheapest pizza (normal size, not a small one) was 3.50, never saw that anywhere else. Expresso was 1 and 1l bottle of water was also 1. The food was amazing, I almost only ate seafood and fish, and we always had like 1/3 of the price what it would have been home, so we were quite happy about that.

And of course, they have the best Gelato!!

Harrison
11th June 2013, 19:42
I love Italian food. There is a huge difference between real Italian food and the rubbish most fast food places sell.

When we stayed in Sorrento the pizza and ice cream was amazing. And being the lemon region the lemonchello was great. But as with you I mostly ate sea food there. And for a special honeymoon meal we treated ourselves to an expensive restaurant and had red snapper in crazy water. That was really nice.

The prices where you were sound really cheap. Obviously Sorrento being more tourist based was more expensive, but still we didn't think it was really high, and probably about the same as we pay in the UK. Probably 20-30 for a meal for 2.

Btw, do you speak much Italian? Weren't your family originally from Italy?

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Demon Cleaner
12th June 2013, 12:02
Probably 20-30 for a meal for 2.
You mean without wine, starter, dessert and no fish or steak? In Luxembourg you easily spend 80-100 for a main course with a bottle of wine and an aperitif in a "normal" restaurant.

I don't speak Italian, I understand a lot when I'm reading it, and know some of the basic words. My grandfather was Italian, and he came from Talamello (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talamello), but as my grandfather was married to a Luxembourgian, he never spoke Italian at home, so my father already doesn't speak a lot. My uncle (father's brother) speaks Italian, but only because he goes there every year since over 40 years.

Harrison
12th June 2013, 20:47
I can get a decent meal for 2 with a drink, starter and main course for around 30 in the UK. Even less with coupon deals, which we often use. We don't often have desserts though.

Kin Hell
13th June 2013, 08:44
I can get a decent meal for 2 with a drink, starter and main course for around 30 in the UK. Even less with coupon deals, which we often use. We don't often have desserts though.

Never! - I've spent 70 in Shitzza Hut for 2 adults & 4 kids. - Never again. :thumbsdown2:

Recently, Deb & I went to the Pier House at Charlestown (http://www.pierhousehotel.com/) last week for her Birthday. Starter, main course & dessert with a bottle of Pino Grigio Rose 75.00 + 6 for two drinks @ the bar beforehand. The restaurant is A la Carte but 20 for a fillet steak is really taking the piss.

There are much more expensive places to dine here in Cornwall too.

Harrison
14th June 2013, 00:38
Pizza hut is rubbish though, and not real pizza, but American's idea of what they think a pizza is, with the horrible bases.

We only go to Zizzi, Prezzo, Ask or Pizza Express when eating pizza out, and we utilise online deals when we go anywhere to get great prices. Looking at current deals you can get 2 Main Courses at Prezzo for 12.95, 2 Main courses at Ask for 13.50, Buy one main course, and get another for 2.50 as Pizza Express or Bella Italia, or 25% off the total bill at Zizzi.

So at Pezzo, getting 2 main courses for 12.95, you could easily get some drinks and a starter for under 30.

Demon Cleaner
14th June 2013, 12:07
I don't like Pizza Hut food, it's really cheap, I go there once in 10 years, and then I'm done again for the next 10.

Harrison
15th June 2013, 09:12
I don't like Pizza Hut food, it's really cheap, I go there once in 10 years, and then I'm done again for the next 10.

Totally agree. I hadn't been there since university. Decided to try their afternoon buffet last year. Definitely not interested in going back for some time again.

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Kin Hell
15th June 2013, 09:21
I've only ever done Shitzza Hut twice in my life & only to go with the wants of others. It's pretty much the same for any fast food outlet for me. Just crap. :thumbsdown2: