When we made it to the van we were soaking wet. The first thing the driver wanted to know was where did we want to eat lunch. As we had no idea. he recommended a "lovely family restaurant" on the Amalfi Coast. Our mistake. But first, the guide was a driver not a guide. He did not point us towards any sites when we stopped, just dropped us off and said be back here in 1 hour. We made the best of it in the rain. During our drive we were treated to the love life of our driver "Enzo" (Vincenzo). He had been living with Suzy for a year, she wanted to have a baby, Enzo did not love her so he did not want a baby with her. He still loved his previous girlfriend who he broke up with because she was too controlling. This guy talked and talked about his dilemma. It was funny in the beginning but after hours and hours of this he became very annoying.
Getting back to our "lovely family restaurant", Al Pesce D'Oro on the Amalfi Coast we entered the restaurant and were told we would be served family style. We were seated at a table for 8. One bottle of white wine was placed on the table along with some olives, cheese and tomato. We were served a pasta dish with a few pieces of seafood in it. We were anxious to get back on the road. We asked for the bill, the owner insisted we still had another course coming. When it arrived it was fried fish with bones. Only 2 or 3 people even tried it. We again asked for the bill. We had no coffee or desert. When my husband looked at the bill he thought he was reading it wrong. He asked another one of our group to look at it to confirm. We were charged 440 Euros for this "lovely family restaurant" meal. We were shocked. We learned our lesson, don't ever go anywhere without asking the price first. I have notified Bob's Limousines about our experience but have not had a reply from him to date. I believe the driver got a kick back from the restaurant owner due to our lack of diligence.
We were very relieved to arrive back at the port to board our ship.
Sail away was on the 15th deck where we met many of our fellow Cruise Critic members we had been talking to prior to the trip.