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pepperpotts Nov 30, 2010 06:40 PM

So Giuseppe's not there anymore? Did not see that coming.......

  1. sweeterpea Nov 30, 2010 06:58 PM

    Really? when did this happen?

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      piano boy Nov 30, 2010 07:08 PM

      Di Gennaro is a megalomaniac with little talent. Crapo would be shut down if it were in a city with a real Italian community.

      Not surprised Sorrentino's sacked him so quickly.

      1. maplesugar Nov 30, 2010 08:48 PM

        Really? Giuseppe is still listed as exec chef & managing partner http://chefdb.com/nm/2590/Giuseppe-Di...

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          dknight Dec 2, 2010 07:07 AM

          I have met Giuseppe on numerous occasions since we started going to Capo in 2007. Most of the time he is quiet and doesn't talk much, as he is focused on his job. He has had a smile on his face and been warm with us a few times, namely when Sorrentino's first opened up and when it was slowing down at the end of the night. I don't find him any of the things that piano boy has mentioned. Most of the time he is simply intense and not friendly while on the job, and that is not a big deal.

          Your experience obviously differs and I'm sorry to hear that. There is no reason to go and call the restaurant "Crapo" based on your opinion of him, and if that is the case I would really love to hear your list of favourite restaurants in this city. The only restaurants I would call "crap" in this city (and even then I would hesitate to ever be that obviously negative) are any of Vickers' restos. I also find places like Mercato and Blink overrated and overpriced. Fact is we have a lot of great restos in this city.

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          Sorrentinos
          4208 Calgary Trail South, Edmonton, AB T6J 6Y8, CA

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            chefsky Dec 4, 2010 09:42 AM

            I disagree, mercato is exspensive but a great market feel and fabulous food. Simply great uncomplicated ingredients, which aren't cheap to buy, hey and a business has to survive!

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            Mercato Italian Gourmet Cultura
            2224 4th St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W9, CA

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              Shazam Dec 5, 2010 11:08 AM

              Mercato is a rip-off for groceries. But I LOVE the restaurant food. Perfect pasta.

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