I was looking forward to this restaurant because it is a favorite of some foodie friends, and while it was good, I have had better dining experiences. But, to be honest, some of that is because of my food preferences. One of the draws to this restaurant is their huge antipasto bar that features many selections of vegetables and seafood. My friends love this and rave about it - but it is not my cup of tea. Two of them had the 6 serving size for entrees. Some shared a margarita pizza and it looked super thin and delicious. Cut into small squares for easy sharing. I had the cold mushroom soup. My first thought was that it would have been better hot, and my second thought was - wow this is a HUGE portion. Like so big it was silly for one person. I barely ate half. My hubby had a Cesar salad with blueberries (???) and amazing croutons. As for entrees, they were a LONG time in coming. At least 1/2 hour. As mentioned earlier, 3 diners went with the veggies and they seemed happy. My hubby and one other had the signature dish which is a veal parm. It is huge, literally the size of a dinner plate. On the waiters recommendation I had the chicken parm (still large, lets say the size of a dessert plate) but much more manageable. It comes with pepperoni on it so it looks like a pizza. Too full for dessert, but they give you a nice plate of some crunchy orangey chocolate bits - yummy. Service, like I said, was slow. Our waiter was pleasant, but definitely not trained in the waiter service that you expect at the better NYC restaurants. So all in all, a good meal. But not great.
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