Ok, yes this is a chain restaurant and one would think that every experience is identical within the same chain. Not always the case in my opinion. Each location has the opportunity to do really well or really poor in terms of service and food. We stopped here on our way home from a soccer tournament weekend and had a great experience. I hate going to restaurants like this and having to wait 35-40 minutes just to sit down for a meal, thankfully this wasn't such a place. We got right in and were greeted by a friendly hostess, who found us a nice table away from much of the noise. Our server, who's name I can't remember quickly came by to take drink orders and welcome us. He came back and very efficiently took our orders knowing well we were both tired and hungry. Bread sticks came out shortly thereafter to help hold us over for our meals. I still enjoy the tuscany soup with the potatoes and sausage and wasn't disappointed. I also enjoyed my spaghetti with meat sauce. I like meat sauce, but not every where has it or makes it the same. Olive Garden does this well. My kids enjoyed their chicken fingers and pasta/french fries as well. My wife ordered tri-colored penne with a creamy sun dried tomato sauce, but had an "oops" when it arrived. She didn't like the sauce because it was too spicy. When our waiter came back to check on us moments later and my wife asked him about the sauce, he knew almost immediately that it was the wrong sauce and took it right back to fix the plate. The manager brought back the correct dish a few minutes later and apologized for the mistake. I can't fault the staff much for this error since they quickly fixed the problem and did so with a smile and sincerest apology. We definitely felt like we were at a comfortable kitchen/restaurant out in the country side of italy. Our drink glasses were kept filled and the check came when we asked for it. Even the hostesses wished us a good day upon our exit prior to our 2 hour ride home.
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