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Has anyone been there yet? What's good? Is it hard to get a last minute reservation, for say tonight...

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  1. This is second-hand opinion, so it may not be worth much, but friends whose judgment I value gave Baldoria two thumbs down. They said that while the scene was very lively, the food was absolutely mediocre. They objected to paying premium prices for their lackluster food.

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    1. re: Deb Van D

      A second opinion....

      We had the pleasure of eating at Baldoria on Friday night -- and can't wait to go back!

      We were happy to have a chance to taste some of the same dishes we'd loved at Rao's (and feared we might never taste again!), such as the lemon chicken and pasta with clam sauce, and found them to be terrific, if not quite up to our memories of perfection.

      The table service and wine service were very friendly yet professional -- and Ruben, the sommelier, has an amazing amount of knowledge of and passion for wine!

      Our only disappointment was that Baldoria doesn't offer the same simple-yet-perfect desserts (e.g. ice cream, cheesecake) as Rao's -- instead, the homestyle appetizers and entrees are followed by fussy and beautiful desserts.

      And, yes -- the jukebox played great tunes all night!

      Karen

      Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg
      Co-Authors, BECOMING A CHEF, CULINARY ARTISTRY and DINING OUT

      Link: http://www.annonline.com/interviews/9...