RANDAZZO'S STILL ROCKS!
We had the moat amazing dinner at RANDAZZO'S this week.
The food is really outstanding if you order the right things. The lobster, clams,mussels,shrimp,scallops and pasta are unbeatable. And I need not remind you all of the magic sauce.
We started out with fresh garden salads. The dressing, in packets, was a disappointment, so I asked for some olive oil and vinegar and prepared a quick dressing on the spot.
We were in awe when our Lobster Fra Diavolo was brought out. A large 1 1/2 lb beast arrived on a huge platter, cut up into serving pieces, in a fiery red, thick,lusciously spicy, unctious sauce, garnished with lots of fresh clams, mussles, and shrimp. It was served with linguini as well. An additional small order of linguini made this a perfect dinner for two.
The service is very good, with helpful, good humored,enthusiastic Italian waitresses .
This is a treat from a byegone age.
The beautiful view across the Bay invites an after dinner stroll.
well, we had one of our most unpleasant experiences in years there saturday....
we ordered at the window and were told to have a seat at the outdoor picnic tables, the waitress would bring it... we ordered a calimari w/ hot sauce and a broiled filet (fish).
about 5 mins. later she brings the calimari and sauce, saying 'i'll bring you guys some silverware.' no silverware or even napkins (or lemon for that matter) ever arrived. i ate with my hands. finally i'd finished my calimari (which was good btw..) and we sat for a good 10 minutes, w/ no sign of the waitress, or the other entree, and decided to cut our losses.
i asked for the check at the window, and 5 mins. later the waitress appeared and told the 'hostess' (if that's the word..) 'the filet's just coming out'
at that the hostess got nasty: 'what, you don't want it now? that's not right." i explained i'd eaten my entire order and the other order hadnt arrived so we wanted to pay and leave. 'that's not right,' she kept repeating. 'it's a busy restaurant! you ordered a filet, that takes awhile!" (oh right, like 90 seconds to broil it???) and 'foyne, if you wanna be that way. that's not right.' and again, 'if you wanna be that way FINE. eat somewhere else.'
i mean, beyond nasty. and we thought she might apologize for not getting us our food! i mean when 2 people order 2 meals, shouldnt they come at least within a few mins. of each other?
sheesh! doubt i'll go back. ever. i'd been before without incident, but who needs that kind of crap? see you next tuesday, lady (bad donatelli versace clone, if anyone's wondering who it was...)