We have been to this restaurant frequently in the past, however, we have noted a marked deterioration in the service and food quality. On this occasion, the meals were lukewarm and actually looked like they had been prepared a few hours previously and heated up. May be this is somewhat of an exageration but, on this visit, I could have been in an upmarket McDonalds !! Definitely will not go there again.
I made reservations through website without any trouble. No wait when we showed up, free valet service. Coat lady was pushy and could have even been considered rude. I don't know what her problem was, but otherwise the atmosphere was great. Wonderful chandeliers, statues, and decorations. Even though the online menu had two vegetarian entres, the menu when we arrived had NONE! The waiter offered pasta. I told him the reason we came was because of the eggplant rotini and portabella ravioli advertised online. He said he would check with the kitchen. He came back and said that the eggplant rotini could be prepared for us which my girlfriend ordered. I had pasta with artichokes and mushrooms. We could not have the spinach bread as an appetizer because it had bacon bits in it. We ordered the bruchetta instead. We were never offered a wine list.
The Bruchetta was the best I've had, and I've been to many incredible restaurants. The eggplant rotini was excellent. The pasta with artichokes and mushrooms came in a bland marina style sauce which we werent impressed with at all. The food's presentation was good, but otherwise nothing outstanding.
Our waiter checked with us frequently through the night. The valet staff was nice but somewhat crude.
Overall it was a good experience. To be considered a class italian restaurant, however, they really need to get at least a couple vegetarian entres on their menu and refine their service.
The service is outstanding. Never had better food. Have been here many times and always bring my out-of-town guests here. They are always impressed.Russ even showed us to our seats! Now that's what a genuine and caring host he is. Can't recommend this experience too highly. Four of us are coming in again tonight, have the Veal Oscar ready!
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