I have dined at 66 Pizzeria twice since it reopened after renovations. Though the updated interior is an appreciable improvement over the previous bland decor, it doesn't make up for the rude service and (overall) fairly average food I experienced there.
On my first visit my dining partner and I arrived late in the evening and sat down at the bar, about 20 minutes before 10 pm when the restaurant would nominally close; however, we were aware of this and asked the bartender if the kitchen was still open. After we received assurances from the bartender that the kitchen was still open, we proceeded to order, ordering sandwich fare so as not to present a complicated order for the kitchen staff while they were undoubtedly attempting to take care of some closing duties.
We received our meals and were about halfway through eating when the bartender approached us and advised us that the restaurant would be closing in a few minutes at 10 pm, implying that we should hurry up and finish. I've never been in a restaurant before where an employee has implied that I would be kicked out before finishing my meal, so I was rather taken aback at this announcement. We finished up quickly, paid and left.
During the same visit, the bartender also argued with my dining partner over whether her sandwich was missing a condiment (it was, and the bartender was incorrect), replying "No, it doesn't come with that" when asked by my partner if the condiment wasn't missing from the sandwich. Despite having menus only a few feet away, the oversight wasn't corrected until the bartender consulted with the kitchen staff and determined that the condiment did indeed accompany that particular sandwich.
Despite this poor experience we returned a second time a few weeks later, this time during normal dinner hours. While the service was adequate and we didn't experience any issues on par with the first visit, on neither occasion did the food wow me. It was average at best on both occasions; for example, my sweet potato fries side clearly had that "out of the bag" taste.
If the food here were fantastic, I'd be willing to overlook such glaring service issues as the rudeness we experienced. But it's not, and even an improved decor can't gloss over that.
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