We came to this restaurant last year and were completely enamored with the food and service and reasonable prices. We couldn't wait to come back, especially for the grilled octopus salad and crispy pizzas with marvelous, complex flavors. This time however, we experienced a not so interesting menu, with much higher prices. The meal started with stale bread sticks and instead of the perfectly grilled octopus over well seasoned and dressed greens, we got badly seasoned, mushy octopus mixed in with a bland and bitter couscous salad. The rest of the meal was much worse—bland, heavy gnocchi, overly salty and badly cooked ravioli, and soggy pizza with pepperoni with such an off taste that one of our guests had to spit it out. We would have liked to talk to our waiter about it, but we never saw him again until we were ready for the check. When we did express our dislike of everything, he just gave us a "knowing shrug" and explained that they had a new chef. In addition, the pasta portions were that of an appetizer and to add insult to injury, they charged us an exorbitant corkage fee which was not printed anywhere, nor did the waiter inform us of this. There was no offer to rectify the situation and by that time, the intolerable noise level and kids running around as if we were on a playground drove us to get out of there as quickly as possible. Very bad experience. Never again.
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