All seemed nice enough when we signed in with the hostess, but as we were seated we noticed dingy carpeting, bits of trash here and there. It certainly didn't help that we sat directly across the swinging doors into the kitchen, where someone thoughtlessly had a 55-gallon trash can—maybe 8-9 feet from us—and it wasn't pretty. Granted, had we been seated on the next aisle over, we might never have noticed it, but that did trigger an awareness of how the place just isn't quite *clean*. The "94" on the health inspection didn't quite overcome that impression.
Separately, our pizzas and pastas all tasted fine. And the service was adequate, timely enough, the waitress checking in at suitable intervals. No complaints there.
Management needs to give a LOT of attention to making the place sparkle. And not putting huge trash cans in plain view of roughly half the dining area. Given the abundance of dining options at this center alone, we see no need to return.
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