Cheated in Chania
Posted 05 July 2005 - 01:24 PM
Only the last evening was a disappointment. We went to Pizzeria Corali in Chania harbour. Their most expensive pizza was 8,50 euros, which is much more than the average. One of us wanted to have pineapple in his ham pizza (ca 7 euros), because they promised to make "any kind of pizza we wanted". OK, he got a few very odd tasting bits of pineapple in his pizza. But: the waiter had the stomach to say that this "special" pizza costs 11 euros. 11 EUROS FOR A PIZZA!! Never! I refused to pay that price and after a very nasty quarrel we got it with 8,50.
This has never happened to me before in Greece (since -83).
Avoid this place! :evil:
Posted 05 July 2005 - 02:15 PM
I'm sorry you ended your holiday with this bad experience!
In your place I would print a copy of your review here and send it to the Pizzeria - and maybe also to the local tourist office... they should know that the word is spread about their way of doing business. It's very shortsighted to cheat tourists like this... and it's bad for everyone since too much of this crab would hurt the hole tourist business in Crete. There's already the problem of things being lately "too expensive" at the shops in Crete (equal for everybody in Crete, but deadly to tourism), I don't think the business needs also having to defend its reputation from greedy restaurant owners like this one.
Posted 05 July 2005 - 03:26 PM
There is always some owner or establishement which will be dishonest or unappreciative of the business the tourists provide however, from my personal experiences there are 10 good for every 1 bad experiences in Crete. Generally, the business owners are fair and treat the tourists well.
Posted 15 July 2005 - 10:10 PM
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Posted 16 July 2005 - 12:33 PM
In Italy is an ongoing war about pizza prices. BEFORE a pizza and a beer would be 10.000 lire equal to about 5 Euro. NOW a pizza and a beer is 10 Euro - when you're lucky!
Posted 16 July 2005 - 03:11 PM
Going to a foreign-owned mega-chain to eat in Greece sound sacrilegious to me. People who live there may have a different agenda than we have, but as a tourist I couldn't dream of patronising McD, PizHut, BurgKng etc in your lovely country.
Posted 16 July 2005 - 08:41 PM
ABOUT THE WOOD BURNING STOVE, A N Y T H I N G YOU COOK IN A WOOD BURNING STOVE TASTES AMAZING, (IT JUST TAKES FOREVER TO COOK)
BUT I AM DYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYIIIINNNNGGGGGG TO TASTE PIZZA IN ITALIA. MY FRIEND'S MOM IS FROM ROMA, AND SHE MADE ME PIZZA FROM SCRATCH ONE DAY, IT WAS EXCELLENT!
Posted 17 July 2005 - 08:17 AM
All it takes it a little flour, yeast, water and salt - tomato & Mozzarella on the top, and you're done! NO NEED to marry an Italian to taste it!! ahahahha (just kidddddiiinggg!!!)
Posted 21 July 2005 - 11:40 AM