First impressions, this restaurant was beautiful and clean. We went for one of our friends 30th birthday dinner in January. Kids ate free for the month of January and February. When we arrived at our table, our server brought us our water. There are 2 different types of bottles: one carbonated and one plain. Their water is filtered in house and are served in these attractive blue bottles. The carbonated water has bubbles on the bottle, so you can tell which one is which. The one thing I didn't like about this is that the water wasn't cold.
The all-you-can-eat bread bar was awesome! It is kind of dangerous if you can't control yourself and keep eating bread... like I did :) It is conveniently placed in the middle of the restaurant. It consists of 4 types of bread: focaccia, baguette, a type of sundried tomato bread and another which escapes me now, and they are all enclosed in little cupboards on the wall. There are tons of little appetizer sized plates to serve yourself as well as extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping. There are 3 butters at the bread station: pesto, garlic and plain. You butter your bread and throw it onto the grill that's in the middle of this bread station. There are tongs placed around the grill, and the grill itself is lowered into this island, so it would take a complete fool to burn themselves.
The food was sub-par, nothing too exciting. It wasn't bad, but for the price and the ambiance of the restaurant, I did expect more. I ordered the Fettuccine Carbonara which is fettuccine in alfredo sauce with pieces of bacon. When it arrived it looked good, but it also looked a little dry, like it was made first out of all of the dishes and kind of sat on the sidelines waiting for the other dishes to be made. I appreciate that my table consisted of 10 adults and 3 kids, but it was visibly dry right away. It tasted a little dry as well. I also accompanied my dish with a side order of 3 garlic shrimps. They were actually quite good. I would say they were better than the pasta dish itself. After our table got their dishes, the server came around with parmesan and fresh cracked black pepper. On the table along with salt and pepper, were 3 types of oils: extra virgin olive oil, garlic infused oil and chili infused oil. I thought it was nice to have that kind of variety for people that aren't afraid to experiment with their food.
Other dishes that the people at my table ordered were the Seafood Linguine, Grilled Chicken Rosemarino which according to them, were both very fulfilling and tasty as well. A couple of the people at my table got the Tortellini with Rosata Sauce, which is a Five-cheese tortellini topped with cream sauce with a touch of tomato. I didn't try any, but they seemed to rave about it, so I guess I'll take their word for it. :) Almost all of us got dessert and the ones that did, got the Tiramisu Autentico. As in the name, very authentic, lady Fingers soaked in espresso in a mascarpone mousse and dusted with cocoa. It's served in a little swing top glass jar, which I thought was a cute idea. It was SOOO good. I would come back to Pacini just to eat this dessert, it was phenomenal. It wasn't overbearingly sweet, but it's the kind of dessert you would need a bit of a sweet tooth to fully enjoy.
After dinner, they handed out individually wrapped chocolate covered maraschino cherries! I thought that was QUITE awesome. It's definitely a nice change from your everyday after dinner mints or chocolates. I took home about 5 of them. :) All in all, our server was fantastic, very friendly, very patient, and always smiling. The food wasn't fabulous, but I think it was made up for by the impeccable service, the fantastic dessert and of course, the all-you-can-eat, grill-it-yourself bread bar. I would visit this place again.
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