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New Reader Reviews

While revamping the site, we were able to catch up on several months' worth of reader reviews. Here's a sampling:

  • La Dolce Vita:  "... we wanted to go someplace memorable. Boy did we get it."
  • Pappa's Delicious Foods: "We love the baked trout almondine."
  • Rojo: Two recent comments, both good. "...a great spot to enjoy an inexpensive Latin-American meal... with a whole bunch of 20- and 30- somethings."
  • Pho Que Hong: "After one bite, he looked at me with horror..."
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 09:43AM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments1 Comment

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La Dolce Vita: We ate with another couple last night (New Year's Eve), and while the hostesses, servers, and chef (who even came out of the kitchen to answer some of our questions) were very pleasant and helpful, the food was definitely sub-par – a serious disappointment. Everything we had was prepared with a heavy hand, in the old Italian-American style rather than the careful, minimalist style characteristic of authentic "cucina Italiana". The appetizer bruschetta (gratis and set at each table), completely unlike the tasty but delicate Italian original, was overwhelmed by minced raw garlic (while the Italians rub a bit of the raw stuff on onto the toasted bread) and onions. I had the Eggplant Cosentina. The distinctive flavor of the eggplant was obliterated by tons of watery tomato sauce; the chef chose to use cheap grocery-store sandwich slices of mozzarella; and there was way too much pancetta. Instead of the flavors compimenting each other, they seemed to be fighting World War III. My wife had the Rack of Boar. The meat itself was tender and flavorful, but, once again, the sauce was over the top – it over-powered the meat (which is pretty hard to do with boar), and there was enough sauce to feed a family of four for a week. Sorry, but we don't like dropping $116 (which did include a $32 bottle of wine) + tip for meal for two that we could have prepared much better ourselves at home.

January 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDante Alighieri

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