Never before have I been compelled to write a review of a restaurant, untill visiting Macaluso's. Beyond pretentious and unjustifiably over priced. The service staff are pleasant, attentive and able to remember the entire menu. However the verbal delivery of the menu is absurd. There is good reason that this is not common practice. This presentation is strange, and the visual aid of a box of dry pasta is, frankly, patronizing.
Of the food we ordered, one dish was ok, the others were almost inedible. The side dish of broccoli tasted liked it had been boiled in turpentine.
I wish I could get that miserable hour and a half back, but I can't. Now my only hope is that I can save others from this terrible culinary fate. This is not a good example of Italian food. If I could give negative stars I would. I only went because Frommers recommended it.