I debated between giving two or three "star." In the end I settled on two as I think the restaurant has little chance of improving without a new chef and/or owner. I live in Connecticut with some of the best Italian food in the USA and this restaurant can't come near it. I suspect since there are not too many Italian restaurants in St. Augustine many people may not know the difference, but since I do, I can't recommend it.
One major problem is the garlic--it permeates all dishes that require a red tomato sauce. I've eaten in dozens of Italian restaurants and had excellent tomato sauce without the addition of so much garlic.
The veal cutlet I had was tough and tasted like frying oil. My diner companions said the same of their chicken cutlets. Also, the white "sangria" was bitter and undrinkable.
The restaurant is also very small, with a very cramped tables--I don't understand why they stay in business except for the fact that their cliental are mostly tourists who only eat there once, then leave town.
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