My girlfriend and I go out to dinner once a month. We have decided to try a new place instead of going to the same ol standby every time so we decided to try Gino's in Meridian.
The atmosphere was nice, not too fancy but nice. We decided to sit outside since it was nice out. Our sever greeted us quickly and told us the specials. Ordered the Calamari as and appetizer as our waiter said it was the best in Boise. They brought our Calamari and we ordered our food. We both ordered the seafood lasagne. The Calamari was very good but I wouldn't say it was the BEST, I preferred Jaker's better.
We were enjoying or appetizer and the assistant server can and asked if we were finished, we told him no and had to ask for bread. We kept eating bread and Calamari waiting for our salads to arrive. We kept waiting and waiting for the next course to arrive and the assistant server came and asked again if we were done with our appetizer. The third time he asked we told him to just box up the Calamari and then asked where our salads were, he took the Calamari and said he would check. About 10 minutes later the salads arrived and they were average, nothing special. We waited another 10-15 minutes before the entrees arrived..........they looked wonderful!
We both dug in and my friend kept blowing on hers because it was all nice and hot, mine on the other hand was warm at best. It was very good, but mine was cold.
We informed the assistant server (our server wasn't very attentive and had another person pop in to check on us) and he was very apologetic and sent our server over who we explained about the long wait and now the cold food. His reply was that they don't bring out the next course until you are finished with the first. Well we wanted to keep our appetizers and nibble on it while the other food was coming out. So they were waiting for us to finish our appetizer and the assistant server wasn't very experienced so didn't communicate with us as well as he could have.
Overall it was very good food and was upscale Italian. Not like going to Olive Garden. We will go again and give it another try.
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