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“Great food, but don't come here after an event at the Palace”

Alfoccino Italian Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 131 Restaurants in Auburn Hills
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Detroit, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
249 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Great food, but don't come here after an event at the Palace”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stayed at the Cobblestone Manor B & B and picked the Dinner Date Special, which included dinner at Alfoccino. We arrived at the B & B at about 6:00 on a Friday, after an event at the Palace. The host called the restaurant and put our names on the list. We were told to wait 45 minutes, as the restaurant had just gotten busy. Which apparently happens frequently after an event at the Palace.

We arrived there about 40 minutes after the call was placed. They were still very busy. We had to wait for someone to leave the parking lot, so we could park. Once inside, we were told it was going to be another 45 minutes. We mentioned that our name should be on the list. The hostess checked, it was. But it was still going to be 45 minutes longer. Since we paid the B & B to have dinner here, we couldn't leave, so we waited. And waited. And watched as others who walked in the door after us got seated. At first I assumed they were probably already on the list before us, so that's why they were being seated. But after awhile, I got the impression that there were some regulars that came in and got seated before us, as the list wasn't even being looked at by then. I was just about to bring this to someone's attention, when they finally seated us. So I dropped it.

I will say, the food was excellent. The waitress was very friendly. Service time was pretty good considering they were on the tail end of a very busy couple of hours.

If I was in the area again, I would probably give these guys a second chance to not ignore us and get us seated. But, do yourself a favor, don't try to have dinner here after an event at the Palace, as you will wait.

PS, my average service rating is because I don't think the host was paying attention to the list and we felt we were ignored. The waitress was excellent.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thamesville
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful evening here”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Food was wonderful! Reviews are accurate. Hotel recommended & we wanted a non-chain - it was just what we wanted. Men enjoyed steaks. We had the Perch Diane with a niced butter-wine sauce. We all enjoyed the basket of bread sticks & bottamless salad. Great light desserts. Atmosphere was quiet, table was well taken care of. Seemed like several servers, helping each other. Nice. Would return.

  • Visited December 2013
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Rochester
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Bottomless breadsticks and yummy salad”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

Delicious Italian favorites as well as ribs and salmon. Love the Pollo Tortellini and the Calamari appetizer. Housemade italian dressing is delicious. Breadsticks are addicting. Good service, nice atmosphere. Great for families or large groups.

  • Visited November 2013
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Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice ”
Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Took a group of high school girls here. Food was great, service was very good and friendly. Yummy bread and salad too.
The menu attached to trip advisor is out of date. Prices were about 4$ more per entree.
Will be back when we are in town.

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Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Yes all the way”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

The food was good, the service was good, the atmosphere was good. All around we had a great time at the restaurant.

  • Visited November 2013
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