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“Terrible! I've had better italian from Chef Boyardee!”
Review of Monetti's Taste of Italy - CLOSED

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Monetti's Taste of Italy
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Went to Monetti's with high expectations and won't be back. While the food was ok, they ran out of chicken, the spaghetti carbonara was missing the egg & was made with Fettucine noodles and the Fettucine Alfredo was only decent. The owner was busy talking up a booth of four yuppies meanwhile ours and the table next to us waited 45 minutes after ordering to get our food. The excuse 'everything is made to order so it takes longer' is a lame excuse, besides it doesn't take 45 minutes to whip up carbonara or Alfredo sauce! Even I can make fresh pasta in 15 minutes. What was aggregating was neither the waitress or owner (who was talking up the booth across from us 80% of the time) ever apologized and while the waitress for the other tables brought out the desert tray ours didn't; as though she couldn't wait to get rid of us. And someone needs to teach that waitress how to count back change. Have we become such a plastic society that paying with cash gives them a deer in the head-like look? This place needs to either improve the kitchen and waitstaff AND teach the owner that yuppies aren't the only ones with money to spend (ie: treat everyone decently and equally) or I don't give them 6 months. I'll be warning my friends to avoid this place and either go to Garozzo's or Salvatore's. Because this place doesn't even begin to come close.

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1  Thank BethH216
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

From the deep fried Veal piccata to the watery sauces, the only thing decent here is the garlic knots and the pizza.
Save the carbs and head to Ciao Bella in downtown LS

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Thank MelissaKF
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

The owner is very personable and the food is solidly good, it's your basic home cooking Italian. The garlic knots bread are inconsistent, sometimes over baked on the outside and doughy in the middle. It's reliably decent reasonably priced food.

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Thank nightowlmom
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

You can't go wrong. Priced affordably for two or for a family. Very clean, efficient and knowlegable staff. The food is melt in your mouth delicious. I think we have tried almost everything on the menu. Love everything

1  Thank Janice P
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

The atmosphere is nice and the food is very good. Nice option if you are looking for a good meal at a non chain restaurant on the East side of the Metro. Worth checking out.

Thank Nancy7333
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