Saturday, November 8, 2008
If you are not a regular
I know a lot of people who frequent this establishment who rate it as one of the best italian
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restaurants that they go to. I have to say that these people do have good taste but I have
to say my experience there seriously fell short. My girlfriend and I got seated in a cramped
corner next to a big party of people who occupied the attention of our tuxedo clad waiter the
THE GOOD: Old world atmosphere. The bartender was amiable and made a good bloody mary. There were a lot of people there who looked like regulars and they looked like they were getting special treatment.
THE BAD: Seeking to impress my girlfriend at a highly rated Italian restaurant I ending up getting mad instead because the waiter ignored us all night and when our meals arrived (mine being Linguine w/ Clam sauce) the waiter dropped my dish down like he was giving me my prison meal. It was the most unimpressive Linguini I have ever had. It was like someone dumped some butter and a can of clams on it. Someone later told me that maybe that's because what I ordered is more of a northern Italian dish and not sicilian, so I guess I should have ordered something with a red sauce. What I found there is It depends on who you are pretty much. Expect to get treated as special if you ARE special (to them) That's why the reviews are so off balance.
Pros: Atmosphere, the bar is good
Cons: If your not important to them, then forget about service and food