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Bar Italia - bad experience


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Bar Italia - bad experience

canadianbeaver | Feb 8, 2009 04:53 PM

I had been to Bar Italia once before on a Sunday and had enjoyed it, so when my mom and I were searching for a place to go for lunch on Friday just after noon, I suggested we walk to Bar Italia. When we approached the restaurant, I saw from the sign out front that they were participating in Winterlicious, which slightly frightened me because I don't generally have good 'licious experiences. We went inside and asked to see the regular menu and decided we would give it a try. The restaurant was about 1/3 full, maybe five tables had people at them. My mom wanted to sit in one of the six large boothes and we asked the hostess if we could sit at a booth. She told us they had to be saved for parties of 4 to 6, which was fine with us, and we sat at a regular table. However, once we sat down and looked around, we realized that one booth had a party of 2 at it (they still had their menus, so it's not like they beat the "lunch rush" or anything) and another had a party of three that had just gotten their foods. Hmmm....only two other tables in the whole place had anyone at them, and we had asked to see a regular menu, so you can't even say they thought we were just "Winterlicious" customers. We sat for a bit, but it bothered me too much and we got up and left. On the way out, the waitress didn't even ask why were leaving, just said, "Goodbye ladies." I wouldn't go back...bad service in a non-busy environment is never a good thing.

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