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A Voce -- too noisy


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A Voce -- too noisy

gwags | | Aug 16, 2007 05:32 AM

A dining expeience has to be enjoyable from several aspects, sure the food is the main course but if the service and surroundings are not enjoyable, the food quality won't carry the expereince too far. The food last night at A Voce was superb, especailly the pastas. However when we were seated inside the noise level was absurd. No foursome could go to that restaurant and have a conversation over dinner, we even saw a young couple on a date move their chairs closer to hear one another. The designer of the space is crazy, no soft surface to absorb sound on anything ! We requested to have another table and the maitre d' was helpful, but said outside was the only spot that would be quieter. We had a very pleasant table outside, the weather was great, but the service outside was horrible. The waiter had far too many tables to watch and everytime our dishes arrived, the staff had no idea who ordered what and never offered cheese, pepper, water, bread etc.

If you were alone eating at A Voce, you would have a great evening because the food is worth it. If you want a complete evening experience, travel elsewhere.