Well, I trusted a few regulars on this message board on going to Maria's Italian Kitchen in Sherman Oaks. My main point in going there was for the Calamari tentacles. I sit down in what feels likes the next step up from Olive Garden chain restaurants. Already feeling like I made the wrong move I specifically request the tentacles includes. They waiter & manager both tell me thats been stopped for over 2 years, thanks for the old suggestion. Now I feel trapped to continue with the meal. I order it anyway and wasn't thrilled. Then I wasn't craving lots of meet so I ordered a spinach & garlic pizza, average...
Overall, I will stay away from these type of chains. Perhaps I've become a food snob yet I prefer elegant dining or completely opposite ethnic dives that just serve incredible food.
My two cents,