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Oliveto Cafe

Gerard | | Jun 30, 2006 01:02 PM

My friends and I had a very disappointing meal downstairs at Oliveto yesterday. I'm using the word "disappointing" with some precision. The food was not bad. It was certainly a better meal than we would have had choosing a restaurant at random.

There were three in our party. I had the skirt steak, which was decent. It might be too rich for some people. I bet it's cooked in lard.

Another friend had the swordfish. She found it very boring. I agreed.

A third friend had a sausage pizza with greens on it. This was fine, but not exceptional. A much better version is available at Pizzaiolo.

One bright spot was dessert. Everybody enjoyed the peach-flavored meringata with raspberry sauce.

With tip, the meal came to $75. Like I said, our food was acceptable, but at that price I expect more.

Those who've tried both, is there a world of difference between the restaurant and the cafe?

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