Finally went to Sam's this evening, on Court St in Cobble Hill. The place was empty. Ordered the hot antipasto to share, which consisted of unrecognizable pieces of eggplant in various shapes, way too much cheese, and several rubbery, overcooked pieces of seafood. All submerged in a bland, tasteless red sauce. I then got veal with peppers and mushrooms, which came drowned in sauce, and the veal was overcooked and tough as leather. The peppers were so overcooked and soft I could hardly pick them up with my fork. A slight variation on the red sauce - maybe some butter and a little cream, but also bland and tasteless. Bread was warmed, but only to cover up its stale-ness. My friend's shrimp arregannata (sic) was an oily overcooked pile of breadcrumbs with some rubbery pink things floating around (shrimp, so they said).
I had heard the pizza is good, but after 3 DiFara visits last week, my heart wasn't in it. I'll try the pizza there at some point, but the other food - never again.