I really wanted to like this place, and in fact should have loved it based on Boyfriend's amazing verbal review from a couple of days prior. They must have a few different chefs, though, because he was absolutely shocked by the substandard service and food in comparison to just a few days before. I didn't have any expectations of the place, but I can't say I was impressed. The basic issue seems to be a lack of consistency of product and service, based on our experience and other reviews.
We got the bruschetta to start and for the price I expected better. It wasn't awful, but it was devoid of anything that would make it a standout item. It was essentially just an unseasoned pile of chopped onion and tomato - not bad to eat but not what I expected. It was better after absolutely coating it in pepper and grated cheese from the shaker on the table, but even the bread was dull.
The pizza itself had admittedly great sauce, although it would have been even better had the crust been done cooking, or the sauce been warm, or the onions cooked, etc. It felt rushed, nothing like the stellar pie of just a couple of days before. There was just no artistry or care put into the pie. Again I think consistency is the missing key.
On top of it all, while our initial server was lovely, the "free range" waitstaff style meant we got to experience a less than enthusiastic second server; when she walked by at one point and mumbled "howsthefood" at us, and we answered with a decidedly obvious "not great," she just... kept going.
I give this 2 stars because of the fact that I *know* they can do better... and they have... but they absolutely must find some consistency. As for now it's kind of an expensive crap-shoot. I'll wait to try again until I see some real improvements in their reviews!