After seeing a review in the local newspaper we decided to try Bongiorno’s on a Saturday night. I did make reservations and I would also recommend they are made. Upon arrival we were shown our seat which is very close to the receptionist stating and the front door where people congregate while waiting for a table. I asked to move to another, the receptionist (no customer service skills) refused but fortunately a manager intervened and seated us at a nice table in the back. Worth noting that the next party seated at the “door table” asked to be moved also.
Bongiorno’s was very busy on a Sat. night whit what appeared to be a regular clientele. Although our service was prompted and courteous the timing of courses was a bit off from what appears to be a very busy kitchen. And although we were having a full multi course dinner we felt a bit rushed as there was a desire to turn the table (it’s not a big place) We were in/out in about an hour. The menu is varied from full course dinners and creative specials to pizza. IMO the mix of customers (dinner vs a couple of beers and a pizza) needs to be considered on how you manage the table. My bill for 3 was about $140 w/tip, the folks at the next table enjoying a pizza spend about $25. Again, wait staff does fine I just think the kitchen and table management is out of sync.
On to the food. Excellent! Stuffed pepper appetizer was great and my wife and I each ordered seafood special which was great. The drinks were reasonably priced and generous. Again, the menu is varied from $11 pizza to $28 specials. Plenty of veal, pasta and meat choices.
Bottom line is I would recommend trying Bongiorno’s but keep in mind that your dining experience may hold a few surprises.
One other thing - if you make a reservation request you are not seated by the door!