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“fabulous neighborhood gem!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Typical Sicilian Ristorante

Typical Sicilian Ristorante
Ranked #33 of 330 Restaurants in Springfield
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The owner, Claudia, could not have been more accommodating. The food both gluten free (no wheat, rye barley) and regular meals were excellent. The The grilled articholk
Springfield, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“fabulous neighborhood gem!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

The food here is by far some of the best italian food around, homemade sauces, fabulous menu selections and amazing waitstaff. the bartenders nate and stephania are great.
Make sure you order something with their "typical sauce" on it you won't be disappointed!!

Visited January 2013
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English first
Middletown, Connecticut
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

Typical Sicilian has really great, fresh food and excellent gluten free options. The portions are very large for the price so you get a lot for your money. The service was very good and there's a great atmosphere at this establishment. Definitely going back again!

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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82 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Love the food--except they need a bread selection”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

I've written about this restaurant before and want to start by saying the food here is A-MAZING. I've occassionally had a dish that was a little too salty, but for the most part the menu, including desserts, is delicious and flavorful. I agree with those who say the service is not consistent, but I like the food well enough to let that go. We often order take out.

The first time we went they had a garlic bread as an app. special and we fell in love. I've tried to get it every time I've gone back, and it's only been on the menu a couple of times. They've also had a cheese bread that is wonderful, so that will do if the garlic bread is not available. BUT, it seems like they rarely have a bread special and there is for sure not one on the regular menu. We went for New Year's Eve and were told, "no, we usually don't have a bread to order as we serve bread with dipping oil." I would buy that if the bread they serve was exceptionally good, but it's just average white bread. An Italian restaurant needs an exceptional bread (Bona Vita in Enfield serves an awesome bread with dipping sauce along with other selections from the menu) but Typical is not serving a bread in that category. That's like a French restaurant with no wine.

I'll give back the two stars when they come to the realization that garlic bread is a staple for any good Italian restaurant. We don't mind paying for it--just make it available.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Western Massachusetts
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Uninspiring...due mainly to service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

We're not frequent diners here as the slant is toward pasta and we typically avoid pasta (they do have dishes other than) but we've been here enough to state that the food always delivers but the service may or may not. Four of us dined on an early Friday (5:30) evening and it was close to full and the bar area soon filled in not too long after. Our server is a tall, thin lad who has worked there I believe since day one. Wasn't real personable, didn't greet the table (Just kind of looked at you waiting for a drink order, a hello or some sort) and was generally disengaged throughout the evening. Saying "no" was his favorite word: Would it be possible for the chef to create a small side dish of sauteed mushrooms? "No, I can ask but he would never do that." Do you have gluten free rolls? "No." (Not, no I'm sorry we don't; just no). I asked for a side of sauteed vegetable of the day to come as part of my entree and it came 15 minutes early prior to the arrival of the entrees. No big deal; just a lack of attention to detail. Overall food was a 3 out of 5 and service was a 1. Will I go back? Yes. Will it be soon? "No."

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hampden, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Our Favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

We've been patronizing this great restaurant since they opened in their first place down the street. Looking back, we actually go there even more often now than when it first opened...its just that consisently good. When its too busy to wait for a table we sit at the bar and its just as enjoyable. This is the kind of place that every "mom and pop" aspires to...fun atmosphere, great service and a menu with a terrific combination of old favorites and new ideas.... they truly passionate about their business and it shows.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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