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Conte in Orange

The_Enabler | | Dec 28, 2009 02:49 AM

In search of a replacement for my dear Il Forno restaurant and through some of your suggestions, we've tried Salute, Assagio, Nello's and Pepper Mill. Salute was not bad at all. I loved the way they cooked their vegetables and my salmon was always good but alas the penne ala vodka was not to my daughter's liking. Assagio was on the money but we fell hard for Conti's. Our waiter was great, attentive and he remembered our drinks the very next week. We've been going for several weeks now, however, Conti changed the menu. Everything went up significantly. I thought it was a bit pricey to begin with but the food was fabulous. He is as he reputation precedes him, a very tempremental man. We were not only disturbed by the sudden huge increase in pricing but by the way he reprimanded his waitstaff speaking about a particular customer. He basically said if they don't like it they can get the F out of my restaurant. He was dropping the F bombs louder than he probably thought. The waiter was upset as he forgot our bread, out extra dressing but I didn't hold that against him. Too bad because we never had a complaint about the food but I can't afford his prices any longer.

We're trying the BBQ this week.

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