The food is lovely and tastes like it actually came from Italy. No American version here, it's the real thing. Service is spotty. My real problem is the smell! We usually eat early and have been there early when apparently they decide to clean the floor just before guests arrive. I could smell bleach so strongly it ruined my dinner. I was told it was the floor not the kitchen and that's why it was so strong. We went there again and had to suffer the same offensive odor.
If you have eaten in Italy, you will appreciate how great the food at this charming restaurant really is. The produce is always perfect, the pasta is cooked al dente and the meat melts in your mouth. Try a sampling of the desserts for the table. The waiters make the evening even more enjoyable. The place can become quite loud later in the evening. This is a must for those who enjoy Italian food even though the bill will fall into the expensive category.
The food is so good, nothing else matters. Everything else is great too, but it doesn't matter.
The wait staff is informed and friendly. The food is comparable to Giorgio Baldi's, only better.
If you want to impress someone or just spoil yourself, induldge in the splendor of Via Veneto. You won't be sorry.
I love this place, I'd eat there every day if I could afford. The food is wonderful and the number of specials seem to be larger than the items actually listed on the menu. The wine selection is good and they give great recommendations. Desserts are exceptional (I strongly recommend the panacotta). It's a small intimate restaurant, very romantic in the evening (never been there for lunch so I can't say if it's romantic or not). It's pricey but worth every penny.
We return to Via Veneto again and again for the incredible food. It's a small restraurant so make reservation and expect a lively social atmosphere. Service is respectful and prompt. My favorite is the homemade ravioli - absoulutely incredible! Wine is good, but the less expensive Chianti keeps it more affordable. Highly recommended from these locals!
To start out with the food is excellent. I wish i could say the same about the remainder of the experience. I went there with my girlfriend on a recent Saturday night.
We got a table immediately, and this table was less then a foot from the one next to it. This made it impossible to have a private conversation. Throughout almost the entire meal the couple dining next to us had a loud-mouth friend talking to them leaning over our table. The waitstaff ignored this. The place was extremely loud too.
The talbe was entirely too small. I understand small tables in a sandwich shop, but this tiny table made it almost impossible to enjoy the meal.
I do't mind these problems at some restaurants, but when I am paying $150.00 (food only) I expect a pleasant experience.
The food is UNBELIEVABLE - there is nothing you can order that is NOT good. Highly recommended! Only thing is watch what the waitors recommend....it seems we always get stiffed with a $150 bottle of wine or a $40 appetizer. Easy to walk out of there with a $150/person check.
Only other disadvantage is that the resturant is very small, so if you arrive early you need to stand outside - they really need a heat warmer!
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