I can't even begin to describe the disaster of a dinner at Goccia last night. A simple dinner took 3 hours and an enjoyable time amongst friends turned into throwing darts towards the restaurant for one reason after another.
Everything that could go wrong did and the place was only about 75% filled on a Saturday night - so no excuses about a mad rush can be used. It was such a train wreck, they do not deserve a second chance. They have no hopes of staying in business with good options right around the corner on Washington Street. If I wasn't part of a larger group, I personally would have walked out half-way through dinner and headed to Pasta Nostra rather than waste my evening staying at Goccia. Actually, one in the party wanted to head across the way to Papaya Thai - I was so on board with that option!
After you order a bottle of wine, isn't it customary to leave the cork on the table instead of pushing it back into the bottle so hard that the customers are unable to open it after the waitstaff disappears for about 1/2 hour so that you have to pour it yourself? That in itself pissed me off. If we were happily filled with wine, maybe we would have overlooked the luke warm food, the dishes served with missing items so eloquently described on the menu, having to send back dishes, the waiting for excessive times in between courses, the bad wine having to be rejected, crappy pizza, etc. etc.
It's been years, if ever, that one restaurant has failed in so many different areas during a dining experience that I really think they should just close up shop.