Because of the attractive ad for T. Neapolis I made a reservation. Then I read the recent reviews and almost cancelled, but I decided to keep the reservation, mostly because we'd never been there. The entire staff, from the person who took the reservation to the busfolks to Santos, the friendly, efficient waiter, couldn't do enough to please. Yes, the tables are too close together, especially when both persons choose to sit on one side of the table. Tables and booths for more than two people are not so bad. The prices for the food are fair, considering it is a nice restaurant. The veal scallopini was $27 and a large pork chop was $25. Buying extra sides ($6 each) is not really necessary, and the salad prices are in line with other good restaurants. My wife and I each chose the beet salad for $9 and it really was a beet salad - a large pile of beets, probably 1 1/2 large beets on each serving, not 3-4 thin slices on a bed of lettuce as I sometimes experience. Very good. The wine list features good wines, so while $12-15 for a good cab is a bit high, there were less expensive choices. (I didn't really look closely, but I noticed an Italian pinot grigio for $6.) As for the quality of the food, my pork chop was very large, thinly sliced and absolutely succulent. My wife's veal was overdone for her taste so I traded her meals. However, in the restaurant's defense, Santos offered to take it back and give her a new meal. I thought the food was nicely done but it would be better to have salt and pepper on the table for those who want it. In summary, this is a good restaurant fairly priced for what it is. Is it the best in Pasadena, no. But it should be in the top 25-30%.
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