We were staying in Asbury Park for the night and ventured out of AP to look for a nice local place to eat. We all wanted Italian and we saw Giamano"s. The place looks inviting so we went in . The first thing asked is if we have reservations. I know it is a Saturday night (12/15) and it is December which is Christmas dinner plus many places aren't open. But it was early and there were hardly any people in the place. They would "try" and seat us. We were placed at a nice table in a back corner. Someone came right away and asked for our drink order and we requested water. Another person cam e by with the water. The tea, we had to ask for again. The server came and took the order. Then someone else came with the bread. I think the service being slow is maybe they have too many people staffing the tables and none of them are responsible for the next part of the meal? ANyway, the bread basker was reat. Hot fresh tasting baked bread served with butter and with oil. Can't go wrong there (except we had to ask for a bread basket). I ordered the Ravioli and it arrived warm and delicious. The ravioli were magnificent little cheese filled pastas covered in the wonderfully light, aromatic, tasty red sauce. The sauce was so delicious I used the bread to wipe the plate clean! I could just eat sauce and bread and be a happy person! No complaints at all with the food! Would go there again but my call for to go. When finished, we paid cash. The server took the money and the wait began. We waited and waited and waited. Probably a good 15 minutes. We finally found the server and she commented, OH, they didn't bring your change? Once again, too many people working a table. All in all, I would recommend the place for the wonderful food. They have plenty of staff working there and working the tables. But the def need to improve the flow between each course of the meal.
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