Good food good service!
I read the fist two reviews on this page for Gino's before making my reservation and going there to dine, so I had a preconcieved notion of what the place would be like. I was pleased when ithe positive notions of the article turned out to be true also, of my experience. The atmoshpere is very dark, but this is also true of many Italian restaurants of the same caliber of Gino's, in which I have dined. I was not surprised or offput by the lighting, but if you are bothered by dining sans luce, then be fore-warned. The waiter was courteous, and professional, and he immediatley got our drink orders and told us of the dinner specials and got our order in quickly. I asked about bread before the meal and was reminded by our server about the Lawrence bread that a previous reviewer had praised. It would have been a different meal without the rolls dipped in garlic-butter and sprinkled with shaved cheese(possibley Romano or Parmesan) and warmed in the oven, so I am glad I remembered..Get the Lawrence Bread! My dinner partner had the Veal Piccata which I regretably did not taste . She said it was excellent. I had the veal parmesan, breaded and covered with a marinara and cheese, served with a side of pasta , with a different tomato sauce. I almost always order this dish when first dining at an Italian place when I see it on the menu. We arrived right before the dinner rush , and our food was out quickly and was piping hot. The breading was a bit heavy on my entree', I believe that Veal is delicate and needs a light coating so you do not disguise the flavor and tenderness of the meat. The breading was also a bit too well done probably pan -fried for a little too long. But other than that it was very good. Good over-all flavor, appearance and quality. The marinara was good, a nice garlic presence, and sweet basil flavours also. There was a nice amount of cheese on the Veal. Some people may not like a thick layer of cheese, but I do. Tiramisu was great! Good food and good value
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