Italian/Continental fine dining restaurant. Located in an historic building at the Southport train station. James Beard award for restaurant design ... More
Italian/Continental fine dining restaurant. Located in an historic building at the Southport train station. James Beard award for restaurant design and New York Times review of excellent for food and wine.
Not sure what planet previous reviewer is from but Paci is excellent. The staff is warm, friendly and knowledgeable; the food is never less than perfect and the atmosphere is just right. The prices are a little higher but if you know you are going to get a perfect meal you dont mind paying the extra.
My fiancee and I went to Paci after hearing good reviews about the restaurant. The dining area is stylish and chic and the seating is comfortable yet not crowded. We sat down for some pre-dinner drinks and the wait staff was pleasant but seemed very untrained and awkward in service and they didn't have an upscale flair to welcome patrons or impart adequate information about any menu specialties of the evening. We ordered and found that our meals were not as good as we'd hoped. The pasta sauces were watery and bland, the linguini was overcooked and the shrimp was tough. The side bread was a lifeless, white-flour item and in all honesty you can purchase a better bread at Stop & Shop. After dinner we were presented with a dessert list and for the prices, the selections were pitiful. The only good item I enjoyed was a White Russian, but my fiancee was dissapointed that there were no organic wines available. It was a sub-par dining experience and though Paci might have been excellent in previous years, it is not at all a place where you can indulge in a quality meal.
Never fails to please!
Nino's warm personality, the complex flavors of a gourmet italian menu, and a phenomenal wine/spirit offering make Paci one of the best. The simple, industrial-feel setting placed in swanky Southport just reaffirm it's place at the top of the list.