Skorpios Maggio's place is another Vienna restaurant I have driven past for years without stopping. Today, I made the mistake of finally giving it a try. I paid $12 for something I would throw away if I found it forgotten in the back of my refrigerator.
The food is definitely overpriced for the lousy quality of preparation. Ingredients are too far past freshness or prepared too far in advance of serving. Kitchen management evidently is not a skill practiced at Skorpios Maggio's.
This is the second place I have eaten in two days where the punishment for the people preparing the food should be they have to eat it.
- Good quality meat, nicely grilled with skill. Good portion. Way over salted. The only reason I rated Skorpios Maggio's restaurant poor instead of terrible is because the meat quality was so good.
- Wilted salad. Skimpy portion of tomato. Almost needed a magnifying glass to figure out those little white spots were feta cheese. Horribly too much vinegar--a few drops removed from inedible.
- Severely overcooked rice, oddly with small chunks of potato. Way over salted. Judging by the color, someone is the kitchen has a turmeric fetish. Strange.
- Pita bread was tasty and nicely warmed/toasted.
Quality oversight is lacking in the kitchen. Or, if that is the flavor profile Skorpios Maggio's is aiming for, my condolences regarding the chef's dead taste buds. Whoever orders salt and vinegar for the kitchen ought to have noticed by now the out-of-line expenditures for those seasonings. Yes, I mean it. No exaggeration--it is really that bad.
The sound of some machine running--maybe the cooler for a beverage machine--filled the room a third of the time. It was like the background noise of an alien slave-labor prison in a sci-fi movie.
The place is kept fairly clean. Not very clean. Just fairly clean.
When you walk in, you have to figure out you need to go to the rear cash register, order there, take a seat and wait until your order is brought to you on a tray. That's not hard to do, but why put customer's to an intelligence test with a mystery about how a place works? It makes people uncomfortable right at the start. Put up a sign about ordering before being seated, and have the order taker explain customers should be seated to await food delivery after ordering. I came away believing the management has applied neither common sense nor common courtesy in running the place.
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