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Cannolis Weymouth

FoodJerk | Jan 30, 2007 07:52 AM

I have been around the food business for a while so I know that chefs can be, shall we say, "eccentric." Luckily, this can be somewhat mitigated by the service oriented manager/owner. The problem with Cannolis is that the surly chef is also the owner. "Pretentious" harldy begins to describe this man's attitude. For starters, realize that this restaurant is in Weymouth (not New York or Paris), and I went there in a hooded sweatshirt, jeans and sneakers (not even business casual!). My girlfriend and I started off with a butternut squash appetizer which was actually pretty good. For dinner she ordered a greek salad with chicken, olives on the side (so I could have them). I ordered the gnocchi. Being my first time at this restaurant, I asked for the basil sauce which it came with on the side, and also a side of marinara (in order to try as many different aspects of the fare as possible). The food came with no olives and no basil sauce: teh chef refused. The waitress informed us that he was willing to drop the olives on top of the salad if we wanted, but would not drop them into a ramikin, or drop them on the side of the plate (note: the dressing was served in a ramekin on the side). Apparantly he was similarly so upset at my request for multiple sauces that he decided to "punish" me by putting an althogether different sauce on my potato pasta. Don't get me wrong, the food was fine, but certainly not better that Capone's (a mile down the road). Keep in mind this is not Park No. 9 we are talking about; Cannolis is more akin to The 99. Do not waste your time or money on this place.

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