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Circa Ristorante Enoteca

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Circa Ristorante Enoteca

robinsilver | Nov 23, 2008 02:58 PM

Has anyone else tried this place? It opened a few weeks ago on Jericho Tpke in Mineola. The new owners (some relation to Rothman's Steakhouse) did a great job of making it a very hip, trendy looking place. We planned to go with friends last night before the review came out in Newsday. The food was quite good, but the noise was deafening. Tables are closes, which doesn't do much for the noise level. We thought our waiter was good, but there were other things lacking. Water glasses not filled, silverware was not replaced, that kind of thing. In the Newday review, there was a remark made about the manager coming around. I didn't see him if he did. We asked in advance about corkage, because we like to bring our own wines. $20 each came to $60 for the 3 bottles we opened at a table for 4. Seeing as I didn't see bottles of wine being ordered by other tables, I would have thought there would have been some notice by the manager, but there was none. Their wine list, as is the entire menu, is quite reasonably priced, so our corkage brought in a nice additional profit for them, I would say. Seeing as it is so local for us, I will try it again, but will be hard pressed to want to spend another Saturday night there. I am sure we will even try them for take-out. After all, it is in the same shopping center as our take-out Chinese is.

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