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“A perfect restaurant for a GERIATRIC crowd”
Review of Perugino Andy

Perugino Andy
Ranked #5 of 20 Restaurants in Luzerne
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 30, 2010

This restaurant has been around for over 30++ years so I was familiar with it from my childhood years. The staff was friendly & professional. The food came fast and the portions were generous. As I looked around, the restaurant only had a small handful of patrons that night. There were plenty of empty seats and the ones that were occupied were definitely older generation patrons. (The dead give-away was several patrons had canes hanging off the backs of their chairs). It was clear that the majority of the patrons were "regulars". The feel of the restaurant was clearly casual, so I was surprised to see so many of the "older crowd" dressed in their "Sunday Best". It's a clear indication that this restaurnt was most likely the "Go-To" place back in their day. HOWEVER, as a first-time patron I can assure you that suits & ties are not necessary because this restaurant was by no means "upscale" or a "fine dining experience". The restaurant itself was clean and had a welcoming feel. The restaurant was in need of "updating". (The decorations throughout was dated and had been there for many years). The food was average and they offered a variety of standard Italian fare. Unfortunately, it did not stand apart from other Italian establishments that would make me want to return again. Once again, I could see a pattern of "old school" here. The owners have been doing things the same way and using the same recipes since the day the opened their doors. And that's most likely the reason why their crowd is "older generation". It's obvious that their regulars are comfortable with the menu. However, by not deviating from their "tried and true" ways I would imagine that this restaurant will be in danger of losing potential new customers once their "regulars" begin to diminish. The time is NOW to revitalize this restaurant that certainly has the potential to appeal to a more diverse patron.

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Reviewed June 16, 2010

This is a great Italian restaurant which is family owned and operated and draws a crowd of "regulars" frequently. Their menu offers a lot of variety and they offer different specials every night. You get a lot of food for a great price and the food is always good. There is a private room in the back for small parties or it's a great place for a romantic evening out.

You can't go wrong with Perugino's.

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