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Anyone tried Polentoni in Culver City??

Baron Jan 29, 2012 06:28 AM

Groupon allerted me to Polentoni in Culver City. I am always on the lookout for good Italian fixens.I usually dont go for these coupon "deals" but still would like to hear if there any opinions about Polentoni.

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    pnutbuddah Jun 15, 2012 03:03 PM

    Groupn is running a deal currently. I've seen VERY mixed reviews on yelp. WHat do Hounds think of this place?

    1. Baron Jun 15, 2012 03:35 PM

      The WORST food and service in recent memory! Avoid at any price. The food is NOTHING like the dishes pictured in their ads. Borderline discusting. Yuk. Waited an eternity just to get my chicken piccata paper thin, and burnt to a crisp. Could not wait to leave.

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        Dommy Jun 15, 2012 04:30 PM

        Sorry to hear... but thanks for taking one for the team!

        --Dommy!

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        LAfoodlvr Sep 30, 2012 10:33 PM

        I agree with Baron wholeheartedly! The pizza was worse than most frozen pizzas, the mushroom polenta was lumpy and flavorless. Do not waste your money!!!

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          rednikki Mar 4, 2013 10:52 AM

          Funny to see everyone ragey. I've never had a bad meal there. It's near my office (and not many restaurants with vegetarian food are) so I've been about 6 or 7 times. I get the impression from Yelp that they have good days and bad days and I think I've just lucked out and only been there on the good days.

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            lad1818 Mar 4, 2013 01:02 PM

            I used a Groupon there a while back. The food was mediocre.

            They had a dish that called for broccolini and it showed up with plain broccoli and no explanation.

            The atmosphere was odd and the service was indifferent - the staff was gathered around a soccer game at the bar and waiting on customers seemed like an afterthought.

            I would not go back.

            1. yizhang Mar 4, 2013 03:54 PM

              I tried this place a while back and I think it's the same owner as the restaurant that used to be at the locaiton (with really poor yelp reviews), just repackaged into a new restaurant a couple of years ago. I remember the pasta being bland.

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                westsidegal Mar 4, 2013 04:27 PM

                in the past, it seemed that
                every few years the guy repackaged the space.
                gave it a new name, different menu.
                same exact level of quality.

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                  Baron Mar 4, 2013 06:31 PM

                  The "guy" could not care less about having a decent restaurant. Must be a front for something. I have two words. STAY AWAY.

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                    bulavinaka Mar 4, 2013 07:39 PM

                    Cafe Roberto - that uber-tacky add in The Argonaut gave me the heebies. Dude reclined on his side, holding a glass of plonk, seriously creepy smirk on his face...

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