First time at Limoncello and visited during Worcester Restaurant Week. Tastefully decorated restaurant with two dining areas. One near the bar and view into the kitchen. The other away from the main bar area for a more quiet and romantic dining experience.
It should be said that "Restaurant Week" provides the establishment the ability to introduce itself to prospective new customers who may not ordinarily visit due to several reasons (geography, price, reviews etc). The special menus supposed to serve a full-size 3 course menu for a fixed price. This year it's $23.13 for all restaurants participating.
We sat down to a table with both our plates chipped all around. When asked for replacement plates, were were told he would try to find some. Luckily they were found at the nearby table. The warm-served bread with olive oil was a nice starter, but lacked any real flavor or punch that made us say "wow" (Check out the bread at NYAJs)
We ordered the Fried Calamari and the Capreze Salad to start and share. The Calamari was served over a lemon-type sauce along with a steaming-hot red sauce to dip. The portion size was good while my wife thought the calamari coating had a slimy type feeling. The Caprese Salad on the other hand was a disappointment. I wish I had captured a picture of how small the serving size was for what's typically $9. We could barely distinguish the two thin slices of tomato. They looked more like thinly sliced onions. On top of that, were two VERY small thin slices of Mozzarella cheese. Very disappoint in size and made us believe this was a sample portion and not the full portion we would have received off the regular menu. (We had just spent 8 days in Sorrento, Italy last month and ate Capreze Salads every day. While we didn't expect the quality and size of the portions, we would definitely NOT order that again here).
On the flip side, our main courses where decent size and serving portion. Served piping hot and easily share able for two if required. We had Veal Parmigian and Chicken Marsala. Both were excellent and cooked to our liking.
Wrapping up we both had the Tiramisu which was the only desert option available to us on the RW menu. One for there and one to go. Great flavor and nice texture, but the portion size reminded me of those appetizers you get in the shot glass at one of the local chains. Small, small, small. This time I had the foresight to take a photo of the portion size before I dug in. We suspect that they split or 1/3rd the serving size for RW customers as it typically sells for $9.
Would I go back? Sure, would I order the same appetizers and desserts? No. Would I say something next time if they were really that small at full retail prices? Yes.