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Carlo's/ Downhill Alert

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Carlo's/ Downhill Alert

catspercapita | Oct 26, 2006 03:10 AM

Sadly I have to report that I believe Carlo's in Brighton is on a downhill swing. I was there the other night with the family and it's not up to par. Carlo's was never fine dining, but was able to do the basic Italian better than average. If last night was any indication, that's not the case anymore. I really wanted to like and enjoy the meal, but everything was....BORING and made without any care. They seemed to be following a recipe without any pizazz.Some orders: Italian Antipasto - very boring,low quality ingredients. Chicken Geraldo (with mushrooms)- boring, not very tasty. An eggplant involtini (substituted for veal)- boring, little taste. Eggplant parm - deadly wrong - two slabs of breaded deep fried eggplant with melted cheese in the middle and on top, with mediocre sauce on top as an after thought. The only thing that looked and tasted good was the homemade pasta with chicken and broccoli rabe. I was sorely defalted by the whole meal. If I hear any other reports like this, I'm not going back. It's sad, I always liked this place as a comfort food spot, but I guess all things change. I hope this was a very off night.

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