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  1. This place is a solid OK on food, but the service was awful. We ate here in a group of six with reservations at 8 PM. Shortly after being seated we were told that we needed to place our orders because the kitchen was closing. Classy.
    The appetizers:
    - sausage and pepper ragout was tasty
    - bread and olive oil/garlic dipping sauce was excellent, albeit somewhat overpriced. Later during the meal, a waitress plonked a larger portion of the bread down on our table, stating "It's on the house, we were gonna throw it out anyhow." . Classy again.

    The mains:
    - were brought before we even finished the appetizers, presumably because the 'kitchen was closing;.
    - granted, the pasta choices were delicious all around
    - the salad accompanying the pastas was meager in size: permissible if you are using top-notch ingredients, not if you are using mealy tomatoes and barely-alive greens
    - the waitress completely forgot about the pizza that I ordered, so my boyfriend and I started to share his pasta. When it became apparent that the pizza was not going to arrive before the other diners were finished their dishes, I approached the counter and suggested that we cancel the pizza order. The three waitresses looked at me doe-eyed and offered to pack it up for me. I said that I didn't really order it for take-out, and that it probably should have been brought before the other diners were finished, so then they agreed to nix it.

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    1. re: Zoliver

      wow, that's too bad because I'm really excited to try this place. It's had excellent reviews in both the papers, and one of my friends said it was delicious. Maybe I'll try going on a Wednesday and not a Friday. Thanks for the tip.

      1. re: sojo16

        I went for a friend's birthday supper and waited for close to forty minutes for our meals. It was outrageous. And when we finally got our food, the sauces were so salty that many of us didn't finish our meals.

        I was completely let down.

    2. I've heard good things about the food, but I haven't tried it yet. However, I do walk by it every day and the decor is atrocious. I'll keep in mind that I may need to go earlier whenever I do land up giving it a go.