We dined at Pensare for the first time recently. My expectations were met as far as the food goes. Everything was very good, especially enjoyed the caesar salad. I had the eggplant appetizer as an entree and needed a to-go box! My husband had the veal piccata which he said was very good as well (although he would've preferred pasta to mashed potatoes for his starch, but the server never offered this option).
Now for the service...our server NEVER introduced himself to us. He only spoke with us very briefly during the entire meal and that was to take our order. He did attend to drink refills as needed (without asking) and brought the pepper grinder around for us when our food came. However, he WAS VERY PREOCCUPIED the entire time he served us and rushed us through every course. We wondered if he was on drugs!
Also of note is this place is small, cramped and loud. Not conducive to quiet intimate conversation...
For this reason, I cannot give a higher rating. We will return to Pensare for the FOOD, but hope and pray we have a decent waiter next time. The guy who served us should not be working in an establishment like this!
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