We walked all over the Commons Mall area looking for a place to eat. Most have a menu outside to read and then you know what you are getting into when you walk inside. (nice)
As we entered Mario's there was only 2 ladies sitting at a table (little did we know one was the owner or manager) As we started to order one at a time (4 of us) the young man started to add things up on the cash register as we were talking he was also trying to hand write what we ordered at the same time. I was getting upset because he was not listening to us, kept saying what . So Ihad to keep repeating what we wee saying. I finally said WHAT are you doing? We are not done ordering and you are playing with that register, will you please wait until we are finished! He said I am trying to add up your total. I said you can't do that until we are finished ordering.
So we sit down and one of the young girls brings out our drinks 3 of of them 4 of us. Dh said excuse me but we are short one drink.
He said you didn't order 4, OK I had it now. I said if you would have been listeningn to me when I was talking instead of playing with that register you would have heard what we ordered 2 rootbeers, 1 pepsi and one Sprite, I said that is why I ask you what you were doing because I knew you were not taking our order! So just then the lady sitting down jumps up and said give them another drink. He said they didn't pay for it. She said, I said give them the other drink.
She then came over to us and apologized for his bad behavior telling us he is new and doesn't normally run the register, looking at our teen son and said you know how boys are.
So as I am writing all this down on the menus to go the girl brings our over dried out garlic knots. She them tells the lady in charge I am taking notes and that gets things stiring. She then brings over another set of fresh knots. Then she ask us what we ordered and re- added up the total of the bill and we were over charged so she then brings over the cash that we were over charged.
We gave the cash to the young girl who was waiting on the table trying to cover for her co-worker even though we ordered at the register where you pay before you get your food.
Food was very good but the circus was not worth the visit!
Manger/owner was trying to make good of the kids mistakes but it was a very strange visit.
Garlic knots had a bitter taste to them some type of spice that we didn't like, the 1st set was old and had sat around all day was so dried out and hard 2nd set was great but still bitter everything else was good!
Everyone in the kitchen was watching us and it was not a good feeling not sure what they were up to.
Will Never Return Again just to weird of a visit!
To top that off as we returned to our van we had a $32.00 parking fine. I was really upset because I was looking for a different place to eat at that I had read about on Trip Advisor and we couldn't find it! :~( Watch your parking meter at all times!
Will not return to this area ever again! Will go to Sunset Beach and get out before they eat us up again. At this point I was not going to spend another cent in the state of NJ!
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