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May 27, 2012 02:04 PM

What's up with Ferrari's Italian Villa?

We're kind of planning to go there for lunch next week I went to their website looking for a menu. Current website is really strange and is written mostly in what I assume to be Italian. Has the restaurant changed or just the website?

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  1. Interesting - the entire web design is greatly changed also and clicking on any of the MENU bar topics take you to an invitation to start blogging.... be it Main, Wine, whatever. OpenTable has reviews from mid-May and none of them indicate change.

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    1. re: CocoaNut

      Thanks, CocoaNut. I'll check out Open Table. I also think I'll call them. Definitely don't want to choose weird over Chamberlain's Fish Market Grill.

    2. Okay, I called Ferrari's and they say the website should be fixed in a few days. So I hope I was unnecessarily alarmed.

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      1. re: Plano Rose

        Hmm odd it actually appears to be Latin. I would be their site was hacked.

        1. re: irodguy

          Don't think they were hacked. It seems to be that many of that pages are the canned default template pages - which are frequently made/laid-out in Latin. Could be it's a work in progress, and they haven't substituted their copy for the template defaults. This is usually done in an off-line manner.

          "In publishing and graphic design, lorem ipsum (or simply lipsum) is standard placeholder text used to demonstrate the graphic elements of a document or visual presentation, such as font, typography, and layout. Lipsum also serves as placeholder text in mock-ups of visual design projects before the actual words are inserted into the finished product. When used in this manner, lipsum is also called greeking. The text is derived from Cicero's De finibus bonorum et malorum (On the Ends of Goods and Evils). " -

          1. re: NE_Wombat

            Thanks for the explanation. I took Latin in high school, but that was in a prehistoric era.

            1. re: NE_Wombat

              Yup. And on a food related note, Central Market's flyer a couple weeks ago still had one description in 'Latin.' Pretty funny ...