The service was prompt enough and the dishes and cutlery appeared to be clean enough. Sadly, those are the only positive things I can say about this Springfield classic which I visited tonight for the first time in a very long time. I had shrimp scampi with dinner salad and my daughter had spaghetti marinara and the deli tomato soup.
My salad was fresh and the dressing was the very vinegary type that I appreciate at an Italian restaurant, but the plate it was served on was about the size of a coffee saucer with quite a large serving of salad plopped onto it. There was really no way of eating it without making a mess, and there was certainly no way of cutting the extra-large pieces of lettuce and keep them on the "plate." My daughter's soup was apparently a can of Campbell's tomato soup with some canned chopped tomatoes thrown in and topped with Kraft dried out parmesan cheese from the shaker can.
My shrimp scampi tasted of nothing but salt and oregano, and swimming in a watery broth of....I don't know what. I literally couldn't even taste the shrimp. The menu described it as served with wild rice. In fact, it was a commercial mix of converted white rice and wild rice. It was mushy and gummy and tasteless. My daughter's spaghetti was literally too bland even for my spice-averse daughter.
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