My wife and I went to Lupo di Mare this past weekend. It was out third time there -- the first two times were good experiences. What the heck happened this time? First off, I ordered the small appetizer billed as "Chick Peas" for $4. I also ordered as an appetizer "Grilled Zucchini" at $4 (these are small sampler plates, that's why I ordered two). The chick peas arrived cold, out of the can, with a drizzle of olive oil on them. The grilled zucchini arrived cold and in some kind of balsamic. Nowhere on the menu did it say they'd be cold. And who the hell would just open a can of chick peas, dump some on a plate, and serve them that way for $4? At least they could have warmed them, fried them, or salted them. And, you'd expect GRILLED zucchini to arrive right off the grill. But what added insult to injury was the entree I ordered -- salmon with grilled artichokes and asparagus. Guess what, a hot piece of salmon arrived over COLD crisp asparagus and artichokes! What did I have to do for a warm or hot dinner? Of course I told them to take it away...and they left it on the bill! I had to insist to take it off. In all fairness, they took off the cost of the two small plates and the entree -- but geez, what was the chef thinking, to serve items billed as grilled, but served cold. Easy for them to do, but for guests, a disappointing dinner. No one comes out to dine and expects everything cold. I'm not sure if we'll try Lupo di Mare again. This is part of an excellent area group of restaurants which we love, but this themed location maybe is trying to be too funky a take on the classic Italian restaurant. Note to chef: warm up the contorni if you bill them as grilled!
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