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TRE SCALINI,South Philly


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TRE SCALINI,South Philly

phillygirl | | Nov 11, 2007 05:41 AM

I can't tell you how the food is at this restaurant because we walked out before our meal arrived..........yes, that's husband and I and 4 food loving, hungry friends left after waiting two hours for our APPETIZERS!! not our main course..........just our salads!! how can this be you say?? we don't know because we never saw our waiter again after placing our order. this is a BYO and he never even came back to refill our glasses. I guess you could say this is not just a byo but possibly a cook your own and then serve your own kind of place because we didn't see any signs of cooking and serving by the staff go on for the two hours we were seated and we were next to the kitchen. we had a reservation for 7:30 and yes, we arrived at 7:30 on the nose. the good news was, our table was waiting for us. we were greeted by the waiter who gave us our menus and promptly took our orders. what happened after that is anyones guess. the table next to us arrived just after us and they too sat and sat and wondered "Where's the food"?? I suppose you could say they were busy but for a Sat. night but it was not unusual for what we thought was a recommended spot by the oh so in the know Mr.Craig LeBain of the Philadelphia Inquirer. at 9:20 our salads arrived and I have to say my ceasar salad was mostly salt with some wilty greens and salty croutons. we finally made the decision that if that's what the rest of the meal would consist of we may as well call it a night and save our money. we corked our wines and headed for the door. no one stopped us or tried to apologize. we headed to Mara's down the street and had our pizzas and mussels on our table by 10 pm. I can say the pizza was wonderful but I wouldn't drive 50 minutes in from the suburbs, pay the babysitter $40 dollars for the 5 hours we were out to eat pizza in the city........maybe if it was Pine Street Pizza.

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