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“Gino è un genio”

Gino's Pear Tree Bar & Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$63
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: welcome to the horse and carrage in Woodstock a lovely please to Eat drink and relax with your friends and horses
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Yes, Gino really IS a genius! In The Pear Tree, he has created something more than a restaurant, he’s created a sense of all gathering to eat in his family dining room. That sense of family gathering is not something that just happens, it can only be uniquely “created”. How is it seemingly done? The ease and warmth of Gino’s personal welcome to “his place”; the informality and ambience of the dining room; the sense of pleasure from the staff as they promptly serve both drinks from the bar or food at the table; the chef who “popped out” from the kitchen for a chat; the sense that nothing is too much trouble to provide you with an enjoyable time; the fact that this ‘home’ provides what it says it will provide. Nothing more, nothing less….a genuine Italian menu. Beautifully cooked, beautifully presented, all from a full menu [meat, fish, vegan, pizza] and ‘specials’ that are moderately priced. Amazingly, unlike some restaurants visited, we didn’t have to book weeks in advance. Although pretty busy on the night [added to ambience], a couple of days did it. Fantastico, Gino, grazie mille è torneremo!

Thank KnockOutKenny
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and great atmostphere. Went for a meal with the family and felt very looked after by the staff. Excited to visit again very soon

Thank Emilia D
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

We had booked a table for 7pm, and arrived on time.

We waited at the bar upon arrival for 15 minutes, then had to tell a pleasant young girl at the bar we had a reservation, then an older woman asked "if we wanted to eat inside or out".
As it was a beautifully sunny day we opted to eat outside, only to be told she "didnt know if there where any tables outside (we were not asked when booking where we would like to sit) but we could go and look outside and there where some waiters who might seat us outside", she said "there was a table inside by a window we could have", even though we had made the chioce to eat outside. Seemed strange as usually upon booking you would assume you had a table garunteed.

We walked through to the outside seating only to be ignored by all staff we passed. Then when telling a young male waiter we had a reservation, he said he "did not deal with reservations and would get someone", but did not return to us, after waiting for a further 10 minutes, we told a young females waitress we had a reservation for 7pm and the time was now 7:25, we were seated, with menus, but not asked for drinks.

I spotted 3 spelling mistakes on the first page of these menus which seem significantly reduced from prevoius visits "Tomato rage sauce" being the one.

Another 25 minutes passed, and none of the staff had come to our table, so we decided to leave, 45 minutes with essentially no service, or even drinks is ridicolous.

Its a real shame as we had eaten here a few times before and had a great time, and we know the food is good.

Hoping the service issues were a one-off

Never the less, its hard to want to go back

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5  Thank ChrisGt5
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varlido, Owner at Gino's Pear Tree Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017
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Che palle questa Signora.....

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Went to Gino's a few Fridays ago. We had been before (for a party) but this was our first time as diners. It was an enjoyable evening with good quality, well prepared food. The atmosphere was lively but that did not hinder your ability to have a conversation. would definitely recommend

Thank Pieter B
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Staff were friendly and service was good. Most of the food was very nice, but my side of veg had too much pepper in it. There was a good range of food, although limited dessert options. Not cheap, but not too expensive either. A nice decor with a very attractive outdoor area.

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Thank Kess100
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