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Columbo's in Hyannis

phelana | | Feb 15, 2009 02:52 AM

We were in town getting some errands done and were hungry. We saw this new spot (new to us) so we went in. It was a bustling place. A friendly host seated us right away. A friendly server took our beverage order. My teen had Pellagrino Limonade and I had tea. It took awhile to get the tea but when it came it was worth the wait. The organic jasmine tea came in a little divine sachet and was a lovely blend. It took about 20 min. to place our order after we stopped another server. I asked the server some questions but she seemed vague about how the calamari was prepared so I took a chance and ordered that. It said it came in Marinara Sauce (app for 9.95). My teen ordered an Italian club (9.95). Bread came 20 min. later (chewy and crusty). The problem that was obvious from start to finish was the heat. It came on in waves and at one point we had to take off our sweaters and later I had to go outside. I commented to the waitress and she said it was always hot inside. I was so uncomfy. One minute after our bread came our food came. My plate was full of sauteed calamari in a very orangy oily marinara sauce. The oil was evident around the side. It was also salty. My teen tried it and agreed.A toastini was in the middle that I used to drain the soft delicious calamari. My teen liked her sandwich well enough. We left quickly wrapping up the second half as the heat was too much. The bill with tip was over 30.00. There is a covered patio outside that might be fun in the Summer. Since I am never here in the Summer I won't see it. It might be a fun place for some Cappucino but I will pass on dining.