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Hi - I'm coming in for Jazzfest and am considering heading out one night to Mosca's. I don't find too many recent posts on this board. Is it worth the trip? I do remember it fondly from the 90's when I last ate there.

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  1. So did we. Went back and wondered "what were we thinking?" Since some say the food remains the same perhaps it's our palates that changed. None the less, we won't return.

    1. It's a tough call. Some things are good, but I don't think it's worth the trip. There's too many good places in town. On the other hand, if you feel up for a road trip and just want to make a run out of town I can't say for sure you'll be real disappointed.

      For what it's worth, we live in town and never make it out there.

      1. The food is OK - the atmosphere is similar to a highschool cafeteria, bright lights, linoleum floors, bad chairs. would not return.

        1. Still great, no bright lights.
          To optimize your experience go on a low traffic day (not the WE) and bring enough people to order almost everything on the menu since the food is served "family style".
          The key to enjoying it is to expect down home simple great food, not August.

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          1. re: rocuronium

            I agree. Moscas is great. Dont go expecting fancy, though. If that is what you are interested in, Moscas is not your place. But, if you want serious, down home, simple, family style cooking, go for it. Be sure to order a bunch of different things, which will seem like way too much food, but just go with it. And, be sure to enjoy plenty of red wine (again, if you're looking for a fancy wine list, this isnt your place), with the aid of a designated driver, of course. All of that said, if your time is limited by Jazz Fest activities, and you are not sure, then the safer bet may be to stay in town.

          2. If you like garlic then by all means GO!!! I am a local and enjoy the food, but not their dessert. Make reservations if you go, any night but Saturday, not accepted that night. The food will be the same as you remembered.