Went to this restaurant because it was a beautiful evening and they have ample outdoor seating, upon arrival the hostess informed us that WE WERE NOT ALLOWED TO SIT OUTSIDE because the owner had decided in the morning that no one was could outside the rest of the day for it was just "too hot". We arrived at Finelli's after the sun went down and there was a nice breeze so it was not "too hot". When we confronted the manager about this she gave us every excuse she could including that the tables were not sanitized as if cleaning a single table is some huge task. After the manager called us "rude" for even confronting her about this she finally cracked admitting the truth and THE MANAGER TOLD US SHE IS NOT ALLOWED TO MAKE ANY DECISIONS BECAUSE HER LAST NAME IS NOT FINELLI. So there you have it, on a beautiful 75 degree night we were not allowed to sit outside because the owner said no one can sit outside 7 hours before we were there and the manager is so terrified of the owner that she would rather lose business then let someone sit outside and have it potentially get back to the owner that she defied him. Prior to this event we have eaten here before the food is mediocre, very salty and by no means "authentic Italian" but its decent enough if you really are craving fake Italian and you do not like olive garden, just dont ask to sit outside.
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