08/06/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Here in Miami on vacation and we were out for a nice dinner on Lincoln. We've eaten at Soprano's previously and really enjoyed it. We nearly went back and after this experience with La Lupa di Roma, we were seriously regretting that decision to try something new. While the food wasn't bad, it wasn't great either but that's not the reason for my poor review of the restaurant.
We had the linguini with prawns dish served that tasted completely ""off"" and was inedible. As another reviewer stated, it tasted completely fishy as if rancid fish stock was poured over it. When we tried to have the dish swapped out for something else, the owner (""Momma"") came out and simply started berating us all. ""I am right and you are wrong. This is my best dish"" she kept repeating over and over. The one bite we tried constituted ""ruining"" her dish so she refused to exchange it. Not only did she refuse but the degree to which she tried to belittle us for even asking left us all bewildered. I've heard service can be bad in Miami but have never been treated this poorly in any restaurant ever! And to top it off, they tried to charge a mandatory gratuity which I in turn mandated they remove.
As a result, I certainly won't be returning and will make certain everyone heading for Miami now knows about this place and how they like to treat their ""customers"". Unbelievable!