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fuzzyboy Nov 17, 2012 10:41 AM

Anyone hit their Kirkland version yet?

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    tstrum RE: fuzzyboy Nov 18, 2012 10:28 AM

    Yes, crowded, but very disappointing. Italian fast food. Watery pasta with tasteless sauces are prepared fast food style by the chefs.

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      FoodDee RE: tstrum Nov 18, 2012 12:23 PM

      I've heard mixed reviews. Went for dinner the first week they were open and it was very crowded and noisy. The food was hit and miss. Some friends went the following week and thought it was awful. Another friend tried the lunch/brunch a week later and thought it was great.

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        fuzzyboy RE: FoodDee Nov 18, 2012 05:43 PM

        one of my buddies went there already and also did not have good things to say. he said they have a lot of kinks to iron out and the food that he likes at the ballard establishment was not the same.

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        forkit RE: tstrum Nov 19, 2012 08:22 AM

        I gave the Ballard location a few tries a few years ago and was somewhat disappointed. Expensive wine was aggressively pushed as was the very expensive bottled water. I remember a rabbit ragu and a lamb shank as pretty good. But I felt the waiters seemed a little predatory.

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