This restaurant was one big disappointment. They have just moved from their old location on Roosevelt, which was warm, homey, with occasional opera singers, into a new, fancy, and somewhat sterile, location on a very busy corner near U. Village.
I had seen people eating outside, and on a warm day my family decided to try it out. A big mistake.
Our outside table had a very loud speaker blaring music above us..clearly an attempt to cover up the even louder traffic noise around us.
Prices were quite high, but if the food was good we would have been happy.
My wife and I ordered some chianti (at $8.50 a glass). The serving size was impossibly small...couldn't believe it. In my wife's glass there was some gelatinous sludge. She called over the server, who instead of immediately giving her a new glass, started arguing--saying that their chianti was unfiltered and thus the repulsive sludge was expected. We asked for a new glass of wine and when the waitress returned with a new one she admitted that the previous glass was from the bottom of the bottle.
Then our salads came. Some of the smallest salads we have every seen.
Dinner followed. One of our party order the ravioli. Five small ravioli...this was a dinner portion for $16! And the rest of us "enjoyed" similar servings.
Clearly, some corporate type has taken over this restaurant and they are weighing and measuring every portion to keep down food costs.
Between the high prices, small servings, ornery waitstaff and loud traffic noise, we were glad to exit this restaurant. And not likely to return soon.
Almost forgot, there was one positive of this place...a nice big parking garage!
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