Okay, I'm admitting it -- I'm a fan of Enzo's in Kennett Square. My husband and I have dinner there a few times a month, and the thought that often occurs to me is that if they replaced the booths with tables, changed the harsh overhead lighting to something softer, cut out the Italian/Mexican background music mix, and used white table cloths, they'd attract a much larger dinner crowd. Not only that, they could easily charge 25% more for their food and people would still think they were getting a bargain.
Although the salads that are served with all of their entrees are uninspiring -- iceberg lettuce, a couple of slices of cucumber, a few shreds of carrot, and a small plastic container of salad dressing -- and the bread is never heated, the entrees themselves are quite good, and substantial in size. Last night I ordered the chicken parm -- it just about covered the entire dish. I asked for the side of pasta (I chose linguini) with garlic and olive oil instead of the regular red sauce it came with. No problem. No additional charge. And the side dish is enough for two or three people to share. My husband had the chicken piccata which was prepared with mushrooms and capers, and he truly enjoyed that, too. The tab for the two of us was $30 before tax and tip. Oh, it's BYO, and although their stemware isn't wonderful, it's acceptable.
There, I've come clean. If you can look past the total lack of ambiance, Enzo's might be a surprising dining experience.