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“The Best of the Best!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of R Place Italian Restaurant

R Place Italian Restaurant
444 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9732
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Ranked #45 of 170 Restaurants in Wisconsin Dells
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are a small, family owned casual, fine dining Italian-American restaurant. Our meals are four course, which includes homemade minestrone soup, tossed salad with Italian dressing, your entree and rainbow sherbet. Please plan on a leisurely dinner, as all entrees are made to order. They may take a bit more time, but we are told that they are worth the wait!
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“The Best of the Best!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2005

R Place is the best place to eat in Wisconsin Dells . Tha main entrees are excellent and you receive homemade soup, fresh baked bread, salad and sherbert all included for the price of the entree. The prices are reasonable for the amount of food that you get . Mary, the co-owner, is always checking with the customer and she seems to remember every one of them, and her husband, with his signature pants, (you have to see them), gets out of the kitchen to ask the customers about the food. Where else can you find this kind of service, only at R Place.
This is our sure stop at the Dells before we go to the Casino .
Thank you Mary and Don, you own our favorite restaurant in Wisconsin Dells.

Tony and Patty Winter.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2005

We ate at R Place 8/14. We were a group of two families with teenage kids. We should have walked out as soon as we got there because it was very evident that they were incredibly disorganized and extremely slow with their service. They weren't quite sure what to do with a group of seven people! They eventually split our party up into two groups. It was strange that they were so baffled with a group of only seven people, but they were. We also noticed shortly after being seated that no one in the restaurant seemed to have gotten their food yet. Everyone was waiting, and waiting for some food to arrive. People were milling around, going outside and returning back inside. We kept wondering where they were going. I guess they just needed to walk around since they had been waiting for about 1 hour to receive their food. This was just the strangest place we had ever witnessed. We finally told the waitress that we were in a bit of a hurry after we had been waiting 30 minutes. She was very nice, but seemed a bit overwhelmed. When the food finally came it was probably the worst food we had ever had in our life. The adults couldn't even eat it, it was so bad. Two of us had chicken marsala and it was horrible, even though this was the dish that was most highly recommended by our waitress. It was pale,bland chicken covered with canned mushrooms and a soupy brown liquid, all over overcooked angel hair pasta. I can eat chicken almost any way, but this I could not eat. We realize we should have left as soon as we sat down and saw that no one was eating and they all looked like they had been waiting a long time. Another clue that made me want to leave right away was the Christmas wreath that was hanging on the wall-complete with Santa on it. We definitely should have trusted our instincts and gotten the heck out of there before it was too late. I really wanted to try this place since I had read good reviews about it. Our friends and I will laugh about this place for a long time. It was just such a bizarre place. This only confirms my belief that the only good restaurant in the Dells is the Dell Bar, and that place is fabulous.

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, Co-Owner at R Place Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, September 12, 2005
We are a small, family owned restaurant. Due to the size and layout of our building we only have three tables that can accommodate more than five people. We are not made for large parties. That is why we always recommend reservations.

On Sunday nights in the summer we expect to serve 40 to 50 people. That night we had over 100. It truly was overwhelming. The staff was pushed to the limit.

I know how upset my husband, the chef, was that night, and for all of the next week. He and I put our hearts and souls in to the restaurant, and we try our hardest to make everyone's dining experience wonderful.

We have been in business eleven years. 99% of our customers are very satisfied with homemade four-course meals, the personalized service and our ambiance.

It is our hope that the writer will try us again, perhaps in a smaller party, to have the true dining experience for which we have achieved our reputation.

Thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2004

Let me PROUDLY be the first to talk about this great, GREAT place! Everything is genuine and simple! We have been eating here for the last 7 years that we have been going to the Dells and we ALWAYS make it our first stop! The owners are very kind, caring, friendly and appreciative! The wait staff is friendly and the food is ALWAYS GREAT! It is like dining at your favorite friend's house...ALWAYS FRESH, ALWAYS HIGH QUALITY, VERY COMFORTABLE, AND GREAT PRICES!!! You get your money's worth and always feel good after eating here! They have accommadated special requests for us, and ALWAYS with a smile! If you like Italian food, and if you like to be treated like FAMILY, do NOT miss coming to this WONDERFUL restaurant!!! Once you do, you WILL be back!!! We have NEVER been dissapointed! Thank you SO much! Tony, Angie & Nicole~

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