This restaurant opened very recently and we decided to try it. The bar area is exceptional: large windows, bright and airy. Bartender and bar area: excellent. Good menu variety. Owner makes the rounds and introduces himself to diners. Loaf of bread given to each couple after dinner. We've dined here twice: once inside and once outside. Our first visit was excellent. Dinner arrived on time. Second time, we were stuck behind a table of at least 18 people, and our waitress was attentive but inexperienced. Service was slow and I get the sense that the restaurant was understaffed and unable to cater to the large table without compromising service at the others.
Menu choices are diverse and meals are tasty. Prices are somewhat high for pasta, which tends to be a high-margin item to begin with. Meatballs requested with my Pasta and marinara sauce were fantastic.
One last point: this restaurant's owner is being sued by that of another restaurant (Pastabilities) for using its bread recipe. There is no comparison between the stretch bread at La Piazza and that of Pastabilities. La Piazza's bread is drier and of different texture (despite looking similar to that of Pastabilities bread) and everyone at the table preferred the Pastabilities bread. However, the congeniality of the La Piazza owner and the favorable ambience in his bar and restaurant are will keep us returning, especially if he's able to improve his service and change his pasta price points to something more reasonable given what is served.
Be sure to try the spicy yogurt sauce served with the bread before dinner. Incredible!
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