Visconti's offers a nice selection of traditional Italian dishes. I have had an assortment of pasta's, chicken, and veal dishes and have probably dined their at least 5 times before writing this review.
Atmosphere is good with linens on the tables and an intimate feel. You can carry on a conversation with a larger group and still hear everyone at the table. However, in some of their seating areas for "seating for two" you can also hear, very readily, the other couples. In that respect, it's not the place I would go for a romantic evening for two. It's a great place for a nice dinner for some couples.
I have gone as a couple, as a group of couples, at a lunch for ladies, and with a family with small children. I thought they wouldn't be able to handle the small children, but I was pleasantly surprised that the staff was quite accommodating.
The bread is good. I do prefer olive oil to butter. However, the oil is not very good, and if you like the herbs in the oil, you either have to stir it up or totally soak your bread. I much, much prefer the restaurants that bring the oil and let you pour as much as you want into the ramekin.
The salads are good and fresh. However, they do not put balsamic on their Capresi. What?! They will bring it if you ask for it. They do not have a house dressing, but they have an Italian dressing. You would think at an Italian restaurant that they would at least make their own House dressing of Italian.
Their minestrone soup is good.
Their white sauce is creamy and rich and not overly buttered or heavy. I think they do white sauces actually better than red. Their red sauces, though, are certainly above average -- just not extremely high end. I'd say, for the price, both are right on par and worth the price you pay. The pasta has always come perfectly cooked -- not too rigid and not too lazy. They have that timing down to a science.
One thing I am impressed with is that all the meals for a large group always come out together and everyone has hot meals.
The wait staff are very nice and attentive. They are not trained in fine dining, but they care. They know when to be around and when not to be. So, it's more like being at a welcome family table rather than an overly stuffy restaurant where you're scared of using the wrong fork.
All-in-all - if I want good Italian food in the area, I stay home and cook. (I am a 3rd generation Italian.) If I'm craving Italian food and don't have the time, I don't feel like I'm settling too much if I go to Visconit's, and that's saying a lot!
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