207 Queens Quay W
Toronto, ON M5J1A7
Me and two of my friends visited Bar Milano for dinner and drinks after work one Friday in early June. We initially went there to go to Il Fornello but found that it closed so we thought we should give the new place a try. Harbourfront was packed with tourists so we left our name with the hostess for a table. We didn't have to wait more than 10 minutes, which was very nice, and were seated on the patio.
Our order started with red sangria followed by some pizza for sharing. When the sangria arrived it was served like juice in a jug with no fruit garnish or fruit inside and we all noticed it didn't seem like there was any alcohol in it. We looked around at the other tables to see if maybe we got the wrong order and saw that someone else also had red sangria but theirs had blueberries inside! So we waited for the server to come and take our meal order to tell her our concerns and she said it was no problem and she would have the bar make another jug. Ok cool, so now we've got some food and proper sangria on the way. We sip our water patiently.
Our sangria arrives – still no blueberries, still no booze. Our food arrives – I couldn't even tell you what I ordered because it was so bad I blocked it out, I don't even think I ate it. We feel bad to ask for another jug because we're sure it'll just come back exactly the same so we grumpily ask for the bill and some more water.
The bill arrives like 15 minutes later (sans water) and my jaw hits the table. The so-called sangria is $50. This would be ok if there was some actual wine in it. I might have even let it go if it was juice and fruit. But no, it was straight up Minute Maid – no booze, no fruit. We put down our cards to pay and I gently mention to the server that we appreciate her getting us another jug but it was exactly the same as the first one AND it was grossly overpriced (as in, they probably made a $49.50 profit). She takes our cards and says she will see what she can do to adjust it for us. Surprise surprise, she does absolutely nothing for us so we leave thirsty, sober, irritated and hungry.
I really don't recommend you visit this restaurant unless you plan on ordering beer and fries, those are almost impossible to screw up.
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