My friends and I had a very disappointing meal downstairs at Oliveto yesterday. I'm using the word "disappointing" with some precision. The food was not bad. It was certainly a better meal than we would have had choosing a restaurant at random.
There were three in our party. I had the skirt steak, which was decent. It might be too rich for some people. I bet it's cooked in lard.
Another friend had the swordfish. She found it very boring. I agreed.
A third friend had a sausage pizza with greens on it. This was fine, but not exceptional. A much better version is available at Pizzaiolo.
One bright spot was dessert. Everybody enjoyed the peach-flavored meringata with raspberry sauce.
With tip, the meal came to $75. Like I said, our food was acceptable, but at that price I expect more.
Those who've tried both, is there a world of difference between the restaurant and the cafe?