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beanodc Apr 5, 2011 10:39 AM

Poppy Hill Tuscan Kitchen and Tru Luv's have been recommended for a nice dinner for a group of 6 in May. Which one would you recommend? Any other suggestions? TIA

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    Vera Apr 5, 2011 12:40 PM

    I have only been to Poppy Hill once for lunch. You walk downstairs from an outside stairwell. There is no ambience at all; it was kind of a converted basement. My friend and I had lunch and it wasn't memorable. I remember being so disappointed and wondered what all the hoopla was about. They use organic and locally grown produce. I can't speak for their dinners. Our service was subpar. I've been to TruLuvs many times. The restaurant, from the outside doesn't look like much. Management really should spend a few bucks for awnings and a nicer sign. I like the food better at TruLuvs. It's quite lovely inside - not what you would expect looking at the outside. The food I've had there is better than average. I'm not sure where you are coming from but there is a little, family owned restaurant on Garrisonville Road, Route 610 (Stafford) in the Bafferton Shopping Center that has excellent food and service. It is called LaRosetta. The shopping center is non-descript with a large exercise gym, a Chinese restaurant called Formosa. LaRosetta is located at the far end next to Main Street Grill (I think that is the name). I have never been disappointed when I've taken out of town company there. Dinner service is white tablecloths. Stafford doesn't have a lot of choices other than chains.
    Good luck.

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      beanodc Apr 6, 2011 06:55 AM

      Thanks a lot for the feedback. I'll check out LaRossetta.

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        Vera Apr 6, 2011 09:32 AM

        One thing I forgot to mention is that LaRosetta's seafood is excellent with their special sauces. I'm not a seafood person but my husband always gets some sort of salmon and other guests I've taken comment on how well their choice of seafood had been prepared. I believe LaRosetta makes their own pasta. If Osco Buco is on the menu, if you go - that would be a great choice too. Specials change daily plus you can always order from the regular menu. I love their warm portabello mushroom salad with balsamic dressing. The waiter sees me and already knows that will be my choice.

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      spotsyfoodguy Apr 17, 2011 01:14 PM

      Three suggestions for you...
      1. Bistro Bethem...favorite restaurant in Fredericksburg...never had a bad meal there.
      2. Kybecca Wine Bar...excellent wine selection...tapas menu
      3. Foode...opened a few months ago...focus on organic and local meat and produce...still rough around the edges but its coming into it's own.

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        beanodc Jun 9, 2011 02:14 PM

        As a follow up - we went to Tru Luvs and it was a disaster. TERRIBLE service, forgettable food, ice cream where the main ingredient was paste. Next time, I will try La Rosetta.

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