My impression of Coco Pazzo Teatro is that it's
mediocre and much too expensive for the quality. The
food was OK, but not special. The appetizers were
better than the main dishes -- one sign, in my opinion,
of a restaurant that's trying to squeeze by with
minimum effort: They try to please (and sate) you with
an appetizer on which they've done reasonably good work
so that they can skimp on the rest of the meal. The
main dishes were ordinary, oversized (another sign of a
second-rate restaurant, trying to make money by selling
you more food than you need), and overpriced. The
desserts were poor.
The service was unpleasantly hearty and
over-solicitous. And stay away from the bar: Drink
prices are simply felonious. $9 for a martini!
Josh, thanks for the input - sorry to hear that it was so dissappointing - maybe I need to rethink. By the way, what did you have to eat?? It is unusual to hear that service was over solicitous - usually it is the opposite - what did you mean? I really am curious. Many thanks.
re: sibbell park
My wife & I started with their mixed antipasto, which
was quite good. For a main dish, I had gnocchi in a
tomato-basil sauce. It was OK, but only OK. My wife
had a piece of samon filet baked with an herbed
breading. She liked it a lot, but I thought it was
remarkably uninteresting. We shared a dessert: It was
advertised as chocolate torte (or something like that)
with roasted plum sauce. It turned out to be a couple
layers of dry, chalky cake sandwiching a bland filling,
with a sad heap of plum mush on the side.
Our waitress was clearly an out-of-work actress
practicing her method. I could just picture her asking
the headwaiter each night "What's my motivation this
evening?" She opened with "How are WE this evening?"
and it went downhill from there. Other people may have
different opinions, but what I want in a waiter is
efficient service, not an instant buddy. I don't want
to know her name, her favorite dish, the important
people she's served this week, or her opinion of the
play we're seeing.
re: Josh Mittleman
Got a problem with women Josh? Your wife liked it a
lot, you didn't and that's all that counts? "The
waitress must be an out of work actress" - merely
becuase she was trying to be friendly. Maybe you
should go to the Palm - they barely speak to you. Or
better still, stay at home and do the restuarant world