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Spasi, Danbury, CT, I wanted to like it but...

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Spasi, Danbury, CT, I wanted to like it but...

TrishUntrapped | Apr 29, 2004 09:39 PM

I am so disappointed. I went to Spasi Restaurant in Danbury today for lunch and it was one of the worst meals/dining experiences I have had in a long time.

This was a birthday present from my boss (my birthday is in August, that's how long it took me to find the time to go) but as it turned out my boss couldn't go so I went with a co-worker/friend.

Spasi is an italian restaurant on Mill Plain Road, word on the street was that it was good. The dining room is cozy and warm. I ordered a diet coke with lemon, it was flat and tasted like diet coke with a spritz of root beer. When the waitress came by I told her there was a problem with the soda. "It's flat isn't it?" she said. "Yeahhhh." I then ordered unsweetened iced tea, which was fine.

We decided to split a caprese salad as an appetizer. I know tomatoes aren't in season but we were both in the mood for it. It looked good, slices of fresh mozz, tomatoes drizzled with a little balsamic and some fresh basil. As we bit into our mozz slices our eyes met with the same look of disgust. The cheese was dreadful. It was dry, tough and totally devoid of flavor. I immediately called the waitress over.

"I am so sorry," I said, "But there is a problem with the cheese...." "It's fresh mozzarella," she interjected, "It's different...."

So I interjected, "I know fresh mozzarella, and it's soft, almost creamy, and this is tough and dry like roast beef, see even a fork can't cut it you have to use a knife." She took it back without a word.

Our entrees arrived and by this point I wasn't too optimistic. My friend ordered seafood scampi over pasta. It smelled awful...like bad fish. Bravely she bit into it. "Is it good?" I asked hopefully. Not really," she said, "It doesn't taste fresh." She barely touched it.

I ordered veal milanese with lemmon/wine sauce, figuring it would be a simple, straightforward dish. The veal was tough, did not look like veal and tasted like dry sponge. The oil it was fried in was very pronounced and not the least bit olivey. We passed on the offer of a dessert menu and left as soon as we could.

Lunch for 2 came to $40.00. For just 2 entrees and one soda, it was not worth it. There were no apologies for the bad drink or salad and of course no comps offered.

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