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“Wonderful food and friendly proprietors!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gia Visto

Gia Visto
4366 Old William Penn Highway,, Monroeville, PA
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Ranked #17 of 116 Restaurants in Monroeville
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
1 review
“Wonderful food and friendly proprietors!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

It was pleasant to have greens and beans not served as a soup but rather a flavorful blend of fresh ingredients that was allowed to speak for itself. Salmon was excellent as was the lamb ragu. We enjoyed it so much we used then to cater a corporate event which went off without a hitch and with everyone going home with full and happy stomachs. Also truly reaonable prices on catering items as well as menu selections in the restaurant considering the quality of ingredients. Very highly recommended to locals and to visitors to the area. Bravo!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston MA
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“Disappointing service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Restaurant is tucked away in a little strip mall, above a long driveway, not visible from Old William Penn. The food was probably 4 stars. Appetizers: adequate Caesar Salad, but with grated cheese rather than shaved, and no anchovies offered. Beans and Greens was dry (no broth at all), but garlicky and flavorful. Entrees: Romano chicken and pasta desperately needed more red sauce, but we never saw our server again. Roasted Salmon was the best dish of the evening - beautifully prepared with cranberry beans, fingerling potatoes, and pesto - very lovely, very tasty.
The problem was the service. We arrived early, and found only a few other diners in the two room restaurant. We were seated immediately and given water... then were ignored for a very long time. The waitress did finally appear to take our order. Three more LONG gaps ensued... before the appetizers, before the entrees, and (most annoyingly) while we were sitting there, obviously finished, holding a credit card and waiting for the check. (We finally flagged down the hostess and asked for a check.) As noted above, we would have like more red sauce with the meal... but the Absent Server made that impossible.

BYOB =- $4 corking fee

FIve stars for gluten-free and vegetarian menus. Nicely Done.
Four stars for food - also quite nice.
One star for service, and we will not be going back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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