This was our first visit to Ferrari’s. We love to go out for Italian food and I had wanted to try Ferrari’s for a while. Since it was date night, we usually like a nice dinner where we can talk so the reviews I read about slow service did not worry me that much. Yes, it was slow, but also very inattentive.
We were at the table for ten minutes before we were approached by the waiter when he removed the extra table settings and asked us for our beverage orders. Usually, a waiter will swing by and say “I will be with you shortly” or “welcome to…” or ask if this was your first visit or if you have any questions about the menu. Nope, not here. Another five or so minutes go by and we finally get our waters, but not the wine.
Finally, they took our order. The demeanor of the waiter after we ordered our main dishes and a side, was like…this is it? It was late and well and Italian food is heavy. We ordered the Lobster Risotto and the fettuccini dish. We also ordered a side of Mushroom with sausage. We were expecting whole mushrooms and not more pasta; well it is actually pasta with a sausage mushroom ragu.
The food took forever to come out, but just before it did we received a pizza like bread and marina sauce. At first we thought it was a mistake because there is no mention of this on the menu. Then we realized that several of the tables around us just received the same thing. The main dish portions are generous and flavorful but very salty. I drank both my and my husband’s glasses of water on top of the one glass of wine I had.
When our dishes were cleared, we were asked about dessert. The waiter never came back to fill up the water and tea glasses until he handed us the check.
This is not the type of service I expect from this level of a restaurant. We will not be back.