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itryalot Mar 12, 2012 11:30 AM

Ate at the one in the bank a few times and loved the loud and architectural atmosphere (not to mention the casualness). Any of their other places just as good? Don't mind having small plates versus a large entree.

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    itryalot Mar 12, 2012 01:19 PM

    What about their sister/brother restos (osteria, etc)? That Queen St location just doesn't have the coziness the group is looking for. They want to go to the bank location again. I don't mind, just thought there might be another similar feeling property.

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      ltdan Mar 12, 2012 03:48 PM

      La Bettola (Victoria/Richmond) is really good. Not as big, busy or loud as the one on Adelaide but good (same) food.

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        itryalot Mar 12, 2012 09:13 PM

        Menu is as comprehensive?

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          ltdan Mar 13, 2012 04:36 AM

          No, it's a smaller menu. Maybe 4 or 5 starters, same for entrees, always a few specials too.

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            itryalot Mar 13, 2012 05:43 AM

            Thanks. Group is stubborn and wants to go to bank location. Still working on them!

    2. justsayn Mar 12, 2012 11:56 AM

      Queen West, the original, is always stellar!

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        Splendid Wine Snob Mar 12, 2012 12:27 PM

        I was there last summer and it will be my last visit. I used to enjoy Terroni but all of our party's dishes were universally awful, including my bucatini dish which was served to me with all the noodles stuck together in one huge blob. That should never have left the pass.

        I've had good experiences at the Adelaide location but haven't been there for over a year.

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          justsayn Mar 12, 2012 12:40 PM

          We were a party of 6 for a birthday on Saturday and I have to say everything was so great. It is too bad you had one bad night like that. We ordered share plates and pizzas and had an awesome assorted dessert tray for the table. Service was great. One of my friends ordered a pasta off the specials menu which she had thought was a pizza and they quickly replaced it for her without any trouble. The place was packed so I guess she knew she could deliver the plate to someone else rather than make a fuss about it.

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            JennaBean Mar 12, 2012 12:45 PM

            Deliver the plate to someone else?!?!? I truly hope not! Ick.

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              justsayn Mar 12, 2012 12:51 PM

              Why do people just assume the worst like that? She hadn't even put the plate down when it was apparent it wasnt a pizza. So she could easily walk it to another table who ordered it. If not, who knows what they do, eat it, toss it, I don't know. I didn't see what she did with it. You would be surprised what is done in restaurants every single day and nobody is the wiser!!

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                justsayn Mar 12, 2012 01:04 PM

                What happened was the noodle described was completely unfamiliar to her (and me) so she just thought it would be a mystery ingredient on the pizza she thought she ordered. The way it was listed wasn't clear. My friend was quite embarrassed which may also explain why the waitress was so awesome about it.

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                  JennaBean Mar 12, 2012 01:50 PM

                  That's actually my point. There is no way you can coordinate a plate of food to another table (even if it had not been dropped) in a way respectful to the customer who made the correct order. Anyone who has ever called a pass at a busy resto would know that's just not possible. The proper thing to do in all instances would for it to be returned to the kitchen end of discussion. Implying that it may have gone it another table isn't a good thing at all.

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                    justsayn Mar 12, 2012 03:01 PM

                    Well then it's a good thing I don't work in a restaurant anymore!!! : )

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                      JennaBean Mar 13, 2012 06:25 AM

                      Me too! I'm far too b*tchy these days. :-)

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