I was lucky enough to get a curbside parking space right in front of the restaurant. I eyed the sidewalk dining area as I parked, thinking that would be a good place to enjoy my lunch. As soon as I stepped out of the car, my eardrums were savagely assaulted by loud, load disco music, emanating, unfortunately, from this restaurant's outside speakers. Well, that took outside seating off my radar screen.
I stepped inside and asked the hostess for an inside table, away from all the blaring disco noise. She said there were speakers everywhere. So there was no reprieve from the disco howling even indoors. I did manage to get a table way in the back of the dining area, where the noise was a few decibels lower, though still very annoying.
The interior was actually attractive though not classy. I ordered the Four Cheese Pear Tortelloni with truffle cream sauce. My waitress, friendly and efficient, brought out a basket of toasted garlic bread with pamegian cheese on it. Quite tasty.
As I awaited my entrée, one thought kept running through my mind: Bring me my food so I can wolf it down and get away from this infernal racket. Keep in mind that this was lunchtime and on a Sunday morning. The disco blaring was totally inappropriate. To me it was outright rude. Soft music, played at low volume, would have been relaxing and appropriate.
My entrée arrived on a large plate. Practically lost on it were the meager handful of the tortellonis. The sauce, rich and creamy, drenched the pasta and took up more of the plate. But even that couldn't disguise the diminutive portion of pasta. Someone walking by might have assumed, with justification, that I had already eaten half of this pasta. But no, I hadn't even raised my fork. That said, the pasta was quite flavorful, with the pear adding a dimension of taste. I checked the menu. Sure enough, this dish was an entrée not an appetizer, and was priced as an entrée. Bear in mind that there was no seafood or meat in this entrée, not even chicken. So you'd think the portion would have been much larger, double even than what it was. I found the skimpy size of the portion to be an insult.
I have too much respect for my hearing and my appetite to ever set foot in this restaurant again.