food ok but extremely rude host
by thailinh (1 review)
April 24, 2011
we got in at around 8:45pm and was told that we'll be seated in a couple of minutes. the staff buzzed in and out but totally ignored our waiting. finally we got seated after half an hour wait even though the dining room had at least five empty tables already set. what a rude service.
our consolation was that the waiter was so nice and courteous and professional.
food was good.
but we'll never come back to FJL again.
The worst dinning exspience I ever had . I ordered Veal Parm it was discusting I sent it back it returned just as discusting . Over cooked and greasy. The sevice given the cost was not so good either . I paid my bill of 80.00 for two to dine and was offered a free meal that I declined .I was insultied that I was offered a free meal . I called the next day and got no satisfaction I have not returned . Pri to this I was a loyal customer .
Went again to FJL's for the first time in years recently. It's still fantastic. Thankfully some things just never change. The bruschetta was perfect like I remember it, around the table we had risotto, veal parmigiana, lasagna, a huge antipasto, etc. Everyone was very happy. My late Italian grandma who was a phenom cook of the same dishes would be proud of the guys in their kitchen.
*- I still miss their pizzas... maybe next time....
This is one of Mountain View’s oldest Italian restaurants. I’m not sure how they’ve managed to stay in business for so long. They offer all the classics, but the food always seems to be in need of help. Their pizzas are bland and weak on toppings. Located on El Camino, they offer little parking, which makes a hike necessary just to get to the place. There are better Italian options in the south bay, so I choose to spend my money elsewhere.
While on a weekend trip to Mountain View, my husband and I spotted this restaurant, FJL. We decided to order to go. After reading reviews and browsing the on-line menu, we ordered a small Luigi's Treat pizza (delicious!), Chicken & Sausage Cannelloni (pretty tasty), Caesar's salad (WONDERFUL!), and dessert (OK) -- all for $42. FJL was great, and exactly what we were looking for. We ordered a lil' too much food with over 1/2 pizza and dessert left... but that's not a bad thing. :)
I really enjoy their pasta. The atmosphere is quite pleasant. It can be a bit noisy at times, because this is a popular place. If you enjoy good Italian food this is definitely a place to try. Prices are very reasonable. A good pasta dish will run anywhere between $9 and $14.