I read all the reviews to date. I have to say, being a long time (15 years or more) once or twice a week customer of Ricardo's, I have seen the ups and downs at Italian Pines. By far the best waiter/waitress there is Sonia. She has been there for more years than I care to remember. If Richardo could ever get the guys, Tito and Kevin to stop playing on their smart phones long enough to watch their customers, things would be much better. Italian Pines went through a move from a place where they made a name for themselves to their current location. It went well at first, but I truely think the male waiters lack of effort to keep the customers happy is the only downfall. I sit and watch them in action if you could call it that. Also, if Richardo would think about a junior's menu and a seniors menu where the seniors could actually afford to buy a great piece of Rock fish and enjoy it, I believe he would be top notch. Hey I love the food, everything I eat there is top notch. I have sent many of my friends there and they go every week too. A lot of my Town neighbors go there!! I love the salads, everything is fresh. The breads are made fresh daily, the pizza dough included. The fish are fresh, the toppings for the pizza are fresh not canned. You can tell Ricardo has gone the extra mile to make the food taste wonderful. Yes, once in a while they get busy, when they are ask for Sonia, she can handle the extra load and still smile and laugh. Once in a while they will get busy and do not have the bus boy which puts an extra load on the waiters/ waitress. Richardo needs to spend more time up front and seat the people to keep the flow going well, but I think the strain of trying to keep his wonderful restaurant afloat through this terrible time has been hard on him. If you want a good meal at a great price go check out Italian Pines. Go early, between 5 and 6:30 any day. Ask for Sonia ask her to close the curtains, turn down the lights, listen to some good Italian music, and enjoy your meal.
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