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Great Dining Experience

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  • amij May 27, 2010 04:12 PM

A cozy restaurant with great service and brilliant food. Dishes are from different regions of Italy. Owner is a very friendly man - loves to come to the table and introduce himself. Wines are selected by the owner - good extensive selection at a reasonable price. A great dining experience over all in downtown Austin.

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  1. I think you forgot to mention the name of the restaurant...

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    1. re: chrisdds98

      Maybe we are supposed to guess from the clues he/she gave us.

      1. re: singlemalt

        Maybe the restaurant's name is Great Dining Experience?

      2. re: chrisdds98

        his boss forgot to tell him to add that

      3. I think he confused us with Jeopardy.

        1. I think all this is what he wants us to find for him. This happens frequently with first time posters who recently moved to Austin from Florence.

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          1. re: Veggo

            Are there a lot of Florence to Austin transplants? Why would you move from Florence to Austin?...not that I don't love Austin, but seriously?

          2. Hmmm, my experience downtown was quite different, definitely not great. The service seemed inexperienced and rushed, and the food uninspired. Nice selection of beers, but I don't recall a wine list - Did you have to specifically request one? And the menu was more Tex-Mex - I didn't see anything Italian. I asked for the owner, but he was not around. Maybe I caught them on an off night. I'll give them another chance when the owner is working. :)

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            1. re: Alan Sudo

              what place are you talking about Alan?

              1. re: amykragan

                As the original post forgot to mention a specific downtown restaurant, I figured it may be like a Mad Lib and filled in my own experiences at random places downtown.

            2. I suspect this is either what the diner wants, or a review of Quattro Gatti on Congress. The owner is indeed a nice man, but I've seen mixed reviews on everything else, and still have no firsthand experience with the restaurant.

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              1. re: bubbleboy79

                Ugh, if this is, indeed, Quattro Gatti, I must respectively disagree. We ordered an appetizer of soup as well as two pasta entrees, one a seafood pasta and one a more simple vegetarian option. Nothing had any taste and our bill was $90 with tax and tip. That's with no dessert or alcohol. Never again...

              2. We're in Oaxaca now. Please contact me if you want to "go in" on cooking lessons.

                Sheila