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Sarasota...Disappointing new Italian Bistro Figliulo

definiteopinions | Oct 27, 201106:35 PM

OK, foodies on the hunt for new fab pizza and such.

Figliulo--on Siesta Drive in Sarasota.

Great reviews. High expectations, for food at LEAST. Reality.......not so good. Ambience is slightly above fluorescent, (the lights are NOT florescent, but not well designed for bright/soft) (TV included) Service nice, not abrasive, sweet, pretty ineffective; management present (sometimes glued to the TV) but clueless, (think (everything OK? Oh, good, they’re fixing it—no follow up) and food a C. Caesar was good. Truffle ‘packet” had flavor but pasta was chewy and too thick Here, underdone crust on pizza AND on calzone. They took it back—rebaked – so toppings and fillings totally dry and chewy. Crust? Still not done. Follow up? No. Adjustment of bill? No . Of course, we asked, and an adjustment was made for one item, Any follow-up by management to see if we were OK? No. Just a cheery “goodbye” as we departed. Goodbye. They were right. Could improve, but ......

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