My family and I were simply looking for a good local restaurant for dinner as we hate frequenting chain restaurants. We were unable to get a recommendation from our hotel staff so we gambled on finding something via the internet. We stumbled upon a reference to this restaurant and thought the variety would provide a solid basis from which to select a decent meal.
When we arrived, our daughters were a little surprised that the restaurant smelled like their grandmother's house, but with a little reassurance, we were seated and perusing the extensive menu. Everything looked and sounded so delicious that we were having a hard time deciding what to have. No trouble there as many of the patrons at the tables around us had multiple recommendations for us. It seems that Tasso's has quite a regular crowd! We ordered our food and settled in for the usual wait.
That did not happen... The food was brought out promptly and to great effect! The aromas were Old World, and the presentation was appetizing. We had a hard time restraining ourselves before digging in!
My family has a tradition where we sample each others meals to determine who "wins" with the best meal. We may sometimes disagree, but we usually do not have a hard time making a decision. This night was our first exception! Of the four dishes (all different) which we were served, we could not select a single front-runner nor even a pair. The food was amazing!
More than that, the atmosphere was incredible! Our host and hostess were intimately involved in interactions with us and their other customers! They had everyone laughing and enjoying themselves! I felt like we were at dinner in their own home! They were most entertaining and gracious!
Just to make sure we did not have a "fluke" night, we broke with our usual tradition of not visiting the same restaurant twice in the same vacation and went back the next night. It was no mistake! Four different dishes again, and we still could not determine a winner! And again, our host and hostess were there to make everyone feel at home!
If you are ever anywhere near Gilroy, CA, this is definitely worth every effort to make it there for a meal!
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