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Tomasso Trattoria-Brief Review

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Tomasso Trattoria-Brief Review

hfhifi | Mar 21, 2005 02:14 PM

I wanted to post a quick review of Tomasso Trattoria. My wife and I went there with another couple this past Saturday night.

The room speaks of upscale the moment you walk in. Not typical for MetroWest. We were seated right on time which is refreshing. Busy bar and lots of people dining there. The dining area we were in got very noisy, especially after the 8 top next to us had 3 or 4 drinks each under their belts. Had to shout at each other to be heard. The room has no acoustic absorption so it will always be noisy even with more circumspect diners. Not a spot for romantic, intimate dinners.

The service was OK but not good. The waitress did the old “I see you flagging me but will ignore you” a few times. She had too many tables to attend to on a busy Saturday night. She gave us our menus and returned 10 minutes latter but never told us the specials. We had to prompt her for that. I think the wait staff was in the weeds.

While I appreciate the managements’ attempt to be authentic and not “Italian American”, the menu is a bit short on selections, especially in the entrée category. 4 selections are not enough. The approach to the appetizers and pastas is very much like Tapas, so one needs to be aware that you are going to get very small portions and must order a number of them.

The apps were very good; the pasta courses were OK but not earth shattering. We each tried one of the entrees and the bacala was definitely a winner. The others were fine but didn’t offer anything new to us.

Desserts were also acceptable but not amazing.

The wine list is very good. Too few bottles in the sub $50 range but they do offer dozens of wines by the glass or split.

The bill came to $137 for two before tip. . We had 4 apps, two pastas, 4 entrees, and 2 desserts among the 4 of us. 1 cocktail each plus a split of wine. 2 Grappas.

So, would I go back or recommend it? If one wants some fine dining in the immediate MetroWest area, then this is way up there on the list. Perhaps they’ll get the service in order and make the experience even better. Is it worth a drive from outside the area? I don’t think so. Too many better options 30 minutes outside of MetroWest.

That said, my fear is that like all good restaurants in MetroWest, it will be out of business within 2 years.

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