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“Declining; Many Better Choices Available”
Review of Papa Vino's - CLOSED

Papa Vino's
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 9, 2012

We have visited this Papa Vino's many times over the past several years, and it simply isn't what it used to be. After several months away, we returned for dinner on a Saturday evening. In many ways it looks the same, but I must agree with another reviewer that the place seems dusty and in need of a makeover.

The service is acceptable, but can be very hit-and-miss depending on when you go. It seems to me that the waitstaff itself tries hard, but the kitchen sometimes had a hard time keeping things moving.

As for the food, it's certainly not what it used to be, and seems pretty bland anymore. The bread brought as a starter was warm but strangely tasteless. It serves mostly as a vehicle for the oil, which, although there are herbs in the bottle, seems remarkably bland as well.

I ordered the Chicken Fettuccine, which I used to enjoy years ago for the creamy sauce and zesty pesto sauce. Sadly, this is not what I got this time. The noodles were overcooked, and the sauce was--again, the theme of the night--very bland. Overall, it was a very disappointing meal, despite the efforts of our server, who was quite attentive.

If you are in the Northville area, you will find better Italian at Bravo just three minutes away. PF Changs is also close, as is Flemings. You will be far better off to avoid Papa Vino.

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Thank Bill C
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

food not very good did not feel it was quality!! the girl who seated us was not nice at all!! the waitress was very good and friendly, and we felt it was not clean saw dust all over and even the floor was not clean would not return!! was very disappointed

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Thank janie1121
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Been many times before but first time in a few months. Good kids meal portions. Enjoyed Wednesday 1/2 price wine. Family dining where we all ordered different entrees and enjoyed them. Server was nice but didn't offer extra bread. Did not ask if we needed drink refills. Overall very good experience.

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Thank Mtz85
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

Love the house salad and chicken parm. Bought some dressing to take home.

Thank RI48001
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

went to celebrate mothers day early with a group of 22. All ages from 4 to old! We arrived a little early but our table was already waiting. The place was so busy and every single table was taken.
We had only one waitress named Brooke and she was wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble, she had no problem with remembering who ordered what and kept our glasses full. The food was excellent, I had the tilapia and substituted the pasta for veggies which again was no problem and I have to say it was delicious as was all the other dishes we ordered. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. Great food great ambiance especially good for families with young kids.

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Thank gogreen
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