Perhaps more 2.5 than 2. I had mixed reservations about coming here based on some reviews but it was recommended by the front desk, it was a 5 min. walk from the hotel and my dining partner wanted Italian so off we went. We didn't have a reservation so I guess I can't complain about having to sit in a little room away from the main restaurant but it felt like I was sitting at the children's table. After viewing the menu and trying to decide between the $25 pizzas and the $30 pastas, I went for the table d'hotel. My partner ordered the veal parmagiana but got the chicken - could've have been a language thing, who knows, but I got the sense the waiter was good at turning tables and may have missed it in his haste. My appetizer was scallop ceviche - I was expecting nice raw scallops with some citrus and spice. What I got was something you'd see in a self-serve section of a grocery store - mushy scallops swimming in olive oil and balsamic. Seafood linguine for the main course and I even asked the waiter if the seafood was fresh - "of course!" he said. I'm sure the mini, pre-cooked salad shrimp were fresh at some point before they were cooked, frozen and put on a boat to Canada - ditto for the scallops and for whatever else was in the dish (supposedly clams but they were microscopic and, therefore, unidentifiable). Sauce was olive oil based - nothing special. Creme brulee for dessert was only so-so, mushy and tasteless. My dining partner said the veal/chicken parmagiana was okay but I noticed it only came with a side of pasta and the waiter never inquired if she wanted something else. Wines are marked up around 300% - bill was around $130 for what I calculated the cost to be around $25 (food and wine). The place was packed so either I ordered the wrong thing and should've stuck to pizza or the marketing guy who said location, location, location had it right. Or maybe P.T. Barnum is more apt here...?
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