I really wanted to like this new restaurant, but the title of this review is really my entire impression after dining here on a recent Saturday night. We were there as a special occasion with someone who knows the owner, which makes it even more astounding that the service and food were so poor. When we entered the dining room, the hostess just kind of pointed us to a table that we had to wander over to on our own. We then waited 10 minutes for a waiter to stop at our table, and that was only because we flagged him down and asked for menus. Service throughout the meal required us to constantly ask for things, despite the waiter occasionally slowing down on his way past and asking "how's everything, guys?" To which we would reply, "Could we get some water?" and then 10 minutes later ""Excuse me, we asked for water?"
We needed constant refills of water because all of our meals were incredibly salty. I had the grilled salmon, which seemed to have spent a sad amount of time under a heat lamp causing it to be dried out and just warm. But the most startling moment was when I took my first bite and actually felt the salt granules on my tongue. I don't know if it was accidentally double-salted in the kitchen or if this is the usual recipe, but I could only eat a few bites -- each with a mouthful of salt. The Chilean Sea Bass was also way over-salted.
I really hope this was just an off night for them, but honestly I have spoken with other friends who have eaten here and their impressions are similar if not as profound. There are much better places to go in Baltimore for Italian food and for a pleasant dining experience.
The best part of the meal was the tiramisu, which we were told was not made on premises, but was delicious.
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