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“Worst Wait Staff in St Armands.”

15 South Ristorante Enoteca
Ranked #317 of 1,055 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 15, 2012

After Having Somewhat of a Decent Meal We paid our bill and left. Our Waiter proceeded to follow us down the street and ask us for more money claming his 13% tip wasn't good enough. Have never experienced such unprofessional service as I did there. Will never go there again.

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2  Thank Christina D
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

15 South is our whole families’ favorite place to eat dinner at the circle. When we are in town visiting the family we always go there. If you do not see what you may want on the menu they are more than willing to make it for you. Everything is A la carte. I have always had great service except a couple times with a young waiter that seems not to be there anymore which is a blessing for the restaurant. He was not cut out to be a waiter especially in that type of restaurant. I highly recommend this place if you love Italian food. We have never been disappointed in the food.

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Thank PaintedSunrise
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

A friend recommended the restaurant- on St Armand's Circle and so we tried it & loved it. Delicious food and great service. Good wine options. Interesting Italian photos on the wall and music. Small restaurant- wonderfule experience.

Thank TripPhotographer52
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

I've been there twice and both times the food has been very good. It is about the best in the area, and you pay for it. What we had was A la carte. They served fresh bread before dinner, it was excellent. I didn't care for the dipping sauce as it tasted too much like vinegar. The veal picatta was excellent, but the spices used on the vegetables had a good flavor, but was very hot - too hot to finish them. The manicotti stuffed with spinach was excellent! It comes with 2 manicottis, but the manicotti is almost like a large homemade lasagna noodle stuffed - it is very filling. I had a greek salad, which was good, but again pricey for a salad. I recommend the lasagna too, as it was very good.

Overall the food has been very good, personally I think it is very pricey for pasta! You will spend at least 70 to 80 US dollars for 2 people, not including appetizers, alcohol, and/or a tip.

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Thank trasea
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

This was the worst experience we have ever had in St. Armand's Circle, plus the only time we have been treated so badly by a waiter in all our visits to the many restaurants here. Our waiter was surly, unpleasant and miserable. With all the restaurants to choose from here, he acted like he did not care one bit about providing good service to customers.

We approached an elderly gentleman who was seating customers outside and asked if we could eat inside. He gave us an unfriendly "Yeah" and a gesture towards the entrance as he turned his back and walked away from us.This seemed odd, since everyone is so welcoming and friendly in all the other cafes in St. Armand's Circle. There was only 1 other couple in the restaurant at 6 pm on a Friday. The atmosphere seemed nice enough, dark lighting & authentic looking neighborhood Italian setting. Our waiter gave us menus, we ordered and he said nothing, didn't smile, seemed bothered. The stale, cold thick pieces of bread served first were completely awful, with no butter, no olive oil & no garlic. My husband's $27 meal of shrimp stuffed with canned crab meat with mushy, overcooked vegetables was terrible. But the worst of the evening was the bad service by our waiter. We waited 10-15 after finishing our meals before I asked another server to please ask our waiter to get our check as we were ready to go. This other waiter was very nice, smiling and personable. When our waiter returned to us, he took our plates, gave us our check, said NOTHING to us, didn't ask us anything and disappeared to the front of the restaurant again. After another 10-15 min. passed, I again asked the pleasant, pony tailed waiter if he could get our waiter to return. Our surly waiter picked up our bill, credit card and left, no words spoken, no smile, nothing but a bad attitude.

We would never return here and were quite shocked by the treatment by this particular waiter. We visit so many of the restaurants around St. Armand's Circle on our yearly visits from Orlando and have never experienced a waiter with such an awful attitude, terrible manners and unprofessionalism.

With all the choices available to you in St. Armand's Circle, we would never recommend this one & will never return to its overpriced, overcooked, tasteless food & horrible service~

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3  Thank aufl626
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