I have not posted a review in a long time since there has not been much around here to inspire one to write a review. But the urge come today after a visit to the local Olive Garden for an early dinner.
We arrived at around 4:00 PM, November 9, 2018. The place did not seem crowded, as a matter of fact there was no one waiting to be seated. We asked for a booth and the young man who greeted us proceeded to take us to the farthest room in the restaurant, passing at least two empty booths. We sat down but agreed this was ridiculous son we picked up our menus,napkin and utensils and went back to one of the booths we had passed. It wasn’t long before our server arrived but things slowed down from that point.
I told our server I,would like something warm right now, coffee with some Bailey’s Irish Cream. We said we would like a few minutes to look at the menu. He returned a few minutes later but no coffee. We order soup as an appetizer along with a glass of wine. My wife order the Five Cheese Baked Ziti while I ordered the Shrimp Scampi with Garlic Butter Sauce and Angel Hair Pasta. The coffee finally arrived. Next came the soups, which were very tasty-Chicken Gnocci for my wife and Minestrone for me. BUT half way through our appetizer our main course arrived and the half way through our main course, the wine arrived-a nice Chianti. The angel hair pasta was glued together and the garlic butter sauce was not very evident or perhaps it was the reason the pasta was glued together. My wife’s baked ziti was a mound of ziti covered with some sort of tomato sauce but she described it as very unappetizing. At this point we gave up on dinner and ordered the small dolci desserts-Dark Chocolate for my wife and Limoncello Mousse for yours truly. The desserts, along with cappuccino, were the best part of the dinner.
We paid up and left and chances are we won’t return even though it is in our home town. We believe the place has slipped considerably and there are other Italian places serving far better fare.
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