My wife and I decided to try this new restaurant in Reading Square last night. We arrived before our reservation to find every table full. The owner greeted us and said it would be a minute until we were seated and that was the highlight of our trip. Another couple came in and in our conversation, we both agreeded to miss the old Savory Taste, that had class.
When we sat down our waitress came over and asked us if we were ready to order and would we like a drink. We both said a few minutes. Our drinks arrived promptly. We looked over the menu and ordered with high hopes for a good meal. As people came and go, another couple was seated at the table behind us. Thier waitress came over and told them about tonights specials and other goings on in the kitchen. My wife and I looked at each other in disbelief.
Our food arrived, I ordered the veal margaritta (sp) and my wife ordered veal parm. As we ate she started to laugh and told me the sauce was like contadina she served to our kids the night before. The sauce was bland and had no taste. Both our meals had no taste and although the presentation was good that is where the meals stopped. My veal was in a wine and lemon sautee. It tasted like nothing with no hints of lemon or wine. The potatoes which came with it were cold but the rest of the meal hot. The penne with sauce was not even metza metza. My wife's veal parm looked like it just came out of the box but we both new it wasn't.
The owner strolled around almost in a pushy fashion. He spent alot of time at the table behind us speaking in italian with the other customers. I will leave that alone.
I would strongly recommend eating before going to this restaurant and bring a bull horn to speak across the table. It is loud loud loud loud and the music is loud loud loud. All in all it wasn't a pleasant experience and we won't be back. Our tip reflected the service and meal quality. It is not worth the trip or if you do decide to to go to here, walk up to the Venetian Moon. The food there is 200 times better.
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