About six months ago, I ate at Abbraccio, at 47th and Baltimore, with a couple of friends, and we all thought our (pasta) dishes were pretty bad. Not just boring regular Italian stuff, but actually unappealing - I can't remember specifically how, since it was a while ago. The whole place seemed to have a surprising Olive Garden feel to it (I don't mean to knock the Olive Garden necessarily, as I haven't been there, but the commercials seem to imply some excessive friendliness on the part of the waitstaff and inadequacy of Italian-ish food, both of which were present at Abbraccio).
But lately I've been hearing OK things about it, especially about the $11 brunch. Can anyone weigh in pro or con?