I don't know how to say this without sounding like a total snob- but everything in Mio Posto was over-done. My parents took me there for my birthday, and it was our first time trying it. While the staff was very attentive and accommodating, our evening was soon damped by the grandiose and pretentious efforts. Everything was over-priced, and portions were un-finishable.
Let me first start by saying; i am italian. I know what REAL authentic italian food tastes like. We have original recipes from grandmas and grandpas who were off the boat from italy. So when i ordered my linguini fra diavlo, i knew what i was in for. But there is NO reason for a dish- even a fra diavlo dish- to be THAT spicy. i wasn't able to taste anything after the first bite, and i have a high tolerance for spicy foods.
One of my parents (100% italian) got a lobster tortolone dish, to which they complained that the spices and flavors were overwhelming, and 'competing' and doing a complete disservice to the lobster. While Mio Posto's intentions are good, i think they forgot the beauty of simplicity.
The restaurant itself was loud and claustrophobic. Guests are seated practically on top of each other, and the live entertainment made it impossible to have a conversation without shouting at the top of your lungs across the table.
While many people may enjoy that busy, buzzing scene, my family found it to be intrusive and disruptive. I don't know how they get the business that they do.
Perhaps i just ordered the wrong thing on the wrong day, but i can't say i'm in a rush to go back anytime soon.
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