Six PM on a Thursday and the place is nearly deserted.
Our hostess gives us the "fisheye" instead of a smile, what are you missing here.
Our server was casually attired to a fault.
They suggest the house specialty appetizer Mike's spicy crab dip. A bowl of nondescript
generic cheddar with microscopic morsels of crab meat paired with slices of over-toasted
The "chef" had reported that he was creating a special dish this evening, Veal Piccata.
The entree that showed up resembled nothing like I have ever seen.
The veal was not properly cooked and the breading had all come off the veal. It was
sitting by itself in the bowl. The veal was sliced into 1/4 inch strips on penne pasta,
overloaded with sun-dried tomatoes. This was a disaster. I told our server that the cook
didn't get this right. He never offered a replacement, despite the uneaten meal.
My BW ordered the Mediterranean salad with Mahi Mahi. The fish was OK but the
balsamic vinegar dressing did not taste right.
This place is in downtown South Bend across from the Doubletree and near several good
The restaurant is trying for a upscale Italian wine bar ambiance, but the sad decor
and under-dressed employees negates any chance for that.
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