Ate twice at Fabbrica last night...frirst and last!! Overall experience was okay as was the food, however price and attitude was outragious. We were 4 in total, two couples. Three of us ordered the roast chicken, however, instead of polenta, we asked for potatos. Waitress said no problem but advised their may be a small surcharge. Finish dinner, ask for the bill and they have charged us eacjh $8.00 plus an additional $1 service charge. Total $27.00 to repalce polenta with 4 small roasted new potatoes each. With wine bill comes to $320.00. obscene for what we ate. Call the waitress over, politely explain our disaitsfaction, and she sends the manger over. He says he can remove the $1 service charge but the $8.00 each stands. We thank him and advise him he has lost our buiness forever. I will never set foot in another Mcewan establishment agian.
I am not surprised given that someone else on another thread reported that a pizza lunch was something like $200. Hell I was duped by him once, and never again.
I mistakenly bought a buffalo mozeralla from him that was half the price elsewhere around town.
$300 bucks for roast chicken - you gotta be kidding me. I'd much rather go to Pastis, George or Scaramouche for probably even less.
That really is highway robbery.
Here's our order;
1 pizza to share-$23.00
1 buffalo Mozzarella to share-$16.00
1 salad to share-$13.00
1 pasta to share-$20.00
3 chickens with potaoes, 3 @ $35.00-$105.00
1 litre of wine-$70.00
1-dessert to share-$9.00
Total-$286 plus tax-$323 plus tip. Outragious and just not that good
I was going to say $80 each inclusive of tax and tip was on the expensive side but hardly outrageous, but looking again I see that that was before tip, a C-note each for casual Italian does seem rather much.
I'm actually most shocked that you paid $70 for what I assume was a 1L carafe of "house" wine.
I just read The Star's review. They gave Fabbrica 2/4 stars. I wonder if Keste taught them to undercook pizza or if they learned that on their own.