My wife and I celebrated our 49th anniversary today. Forty-nine years ago we were married at 4 pm and went to our favorite Italian restaurant in Fort Doge Iowa called Tony's.
Tonight we wanted something just as special. We remembered our trips to Zola's before and realized that it was even better than Tony's had been. We decided to go there tonight to celebrate our anniversary.
From our previous experiences here is what made us decide to chose this Bistro for our celebration this year. First, the staff has always been very friendly and attentive. In fact, it is almost like you are one of the family. The Bistro has a small friendly atmosphere which is punctuated by the way the staff works to make certain that everything is the way you want it. Another aspect of this restaurant that we like is that there are no "out of the box" dishes here. Everything is made from scratch. Need a change, no problem. My wife is gluten and lactose intolerant. They have always worked with her a to make sure everything was just fine. It is clear that they care deeply about the customer's needs and desires. Finally is the food. What can I say. It is always beyond comparison. As we finished our meal tonight I was trying with my wife to think of a word that would describe the quality of the food and all I could think of was elegant. I know that is not a word that would normally be use to describe food, but all of the other words just didn't seem to go far enough in describing it. Tasty - yes, done to perfection - yes quality -yes, fresh - yes but then it went beyond that to be more. The angle hair pasta and meat sauce is like nothing around the area. The salmon my wife had was as she described it, "unbelievable." The way in which the sides are put together with the main dish is incredible. I had the halibut with a side of angle hair and broccoli. the broccoli was also seasoned extremely well and had flavors that merged with the sauce on the fish to make a total dish that had a harmony of taste I have not experienced before.
So you might say that I like this place. Craig has been our waiter several times and he is excellent. However, it is not as if you have a waiter, everyone there is ready to do what is necessary. I highly recommend you try this restaurant. You will not be disappointed. Don't let the size fool you, you will receive some of the best food you can ever find and some of the most friendly staff I have ever had. Thanks to the staff for making our 49th anniversary as special as the wedding day.
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