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Rocca "No"

capeanne | May 3, 2007 07:38 PM

Went with limited expectations First full week and all. But PUHLEESE...Mobbed. Loud. Decor nothing memorable ( traffic between tables heavy with wandering waitstaff and confusing pattern) and banquettes seem an inch or two too tall to have comfort at table height Lots of attitude on part of patrons.Front room staff pleasant in a schoolgirl sorta way..waitstaff clueless. Tap water with translucent fly or something amoeba like in it...Ordered 2 glasses of wine ( I am not offended by the glassware and by end of nite would have drunk it from my shoe) and list removed from table. Requested list back .Not til after tastes and most of apps ...mushroom toasts tasty Parmesean and walnut taste was really walnuts and honey with 2 paltry chunks of cheese. DH liked antipasti plate. Crispy veal medallions not so crispy and tomato sauce more like a sweet salsa ....asked what the whole fish was...answer " a mild white fish" Shoulda asked "which one?" but at that point already knew there was no point . DH thought tuna entree was bleh and my steak frite was just plain weird ...incredibly tough and garlicky to the point of " where's the beef (sic) taste " and potato wedges below drenched in saucey goop. Decent priced italian wine list. That we enjoyed...Waitstaff seemed really eager to please Lots of " how is ...." but forgetful and excuse was " still hiring ...our assignments are too big" Not my problem Ordered strawberry sundae-like dessert to share ( I prefer Sundae at Friendly's and I hate Friendly's ) and ordered bottle of dessert wine Dessert arrives No wine Beam me home We'll give it a few months Expect either major shake out and improvement ( we so miss the original Michelas ) or it'll be gone.....no rush to return ...at all

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