Arggh. Why do they do it? O. K., so my husband didn't ask the cost of the chicken "special". Which turned out to be quite similar to the chicken "regular" entree--except that the "special" was priced at $18.95, compared to $13.50 for the "regular". Sure, they made an extra $5.45 from the unwary, once. But, it left me feeling I didn't want to come back ever.
With that said, my linguini and assorted seafood was tasty and ample, very fairly priced at $15.50 for homemade noodles (yum) and tasty shellfish/squid. Desserts also very tasty for $5--but kinda small. I had fresh strawberries in a lovely sauce; hubby's Tiramsu was right on, but again, too small for the price.
Service was lovely. I guess I didn't do the owner/chef any favor not to comment about the pricing stunt on their specials while I was there.