We went to Radicchio (4th and Wood) last October and swore we'd never return. The food was very good, but the noise level was impossible - the worst.
Last night, we decided to try it again. We were able to get there before 6:00, and it wasn't crowded.
It was excellent!
First of all, there was enough help and service was just fine. On our first visit, though the servers were experienced, it was understaffed. Not any more.
The noise level was much better. Even after the place filled up, we could hear each other. Maybe it was because the windows and doors were all open; maybe they changed something. But it was okay.
The food was really great. My husband had the cold seafood appetizer; really delicious. The light dressing called out to be sopped up with the bread (good) till the last drop.
I had the grilled vegetable appetizer, served warm: radicchio, fennel, asparagus, mushrooms and zucchini, also delicious.It came with a crostini of billowy light cheese.
Even the complimentary piece of bruschetta, with tomato, onion, basil, etc. was tasty.
We couldn't resist; we both ordered the grilled dover sole, filleted at tableside. It's as good as it gets! They charge $20 here, and it's a bargain. At their sister restaurant, Laceno in Voorhees, I think it's $28. This is their most expensive entree.
They also had grilled bronzini available, done the same way. The other entrees were all in the teens, many in the low teens.
We couldn't manage dessert, but it sounded good. My husband's coffee was excellent, and he's usual critical of the coffee he's served in restaurants.
I'm sorry we waited so long to give Radicchio a second try, but we won't wait long to return.
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