We have heard for years and years about this place in Cincinnati from friends and family.. how much "fun' it is- "good food" etc. It is a "yuppie" trendy spot period.The decor is wonderful and very italian but that is all the italian you will get while you are there. The meal started with a wilted iceberg lettuce salad with a few olives and peppers drowned in italian dressing. The garlic bread was good. Next the main course was an overdone zitti- baked dry.Now zitti is cheap - what would it cost them to put a real sauce over it? We had to ask for marinara sauce to top it and as it was it was barely edible We ordered 2 italian sausages which arrived and were small compared to everything else and WAY over priced for what you get. The dessert was a tiramisu in a large soup bowl which was reasonably good and did serve the entire party. The food was really disappointing and WAY over priced. The servers were really good and seemed to realize that there were frequent complaints over the food and were apologetic and quickly brought marinara sauce etc.. 3 times during our meal they asked "it we liked the food".. it was sad to tell
them "no" but that was the truth.it was one of the worst "imitation italian " meals I have ever eated anywhere,ever !
I understand that this is a chain restaurant but other chains in the
Cincinnati area really do a lot better and have better prices. If in Cincinnati, look up La Rosa's and even the local Olive Garden is better than this restaurant. However if you are are yuppie and want to be seen in"Hyde Park" Cincinnati, this is the place to go- certainly never for the food. Once was enough !
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