Wonderful food and friendly service. Our waitress has worked here for 30+ years. She helped us decide between several interesting sounding menu choices. All of our choices were delicious. We had our dessert first. Tiramisu. So good. We will return when 1st able.
Atmosphere is roughly family Italian. Service is good. The Italian food here is at best okay. I haven't been inside their kitchen to know for sure (despite the "open kitchen" name, it isn't), but the taste and consistency of most dishes appeared to be pre-packaged stuff they bought and heated rather than truly prepared. For example, the pizza crust was worse than many store-bought frozen pizzas. Similar in texture, especially density, to factory made and shipped crust, rather than something mixed and allowed to rise on-site. The toppings, cheese, and sauce were okay, but nothing special. But they turned tables quickly enough, kept drinks full, and their prices were reasonable for the area.
As we approach the restaurant we came in the door and was greeted by the waiter who decided to sit us down on the opposite side of the restaurant from the other white guess. We noticed that a couple of white ladles who came in after us and his sit us on them on the opposite side of the restaurant as well. We were very offended that we was the ONLY black couple on the empty side of the restaurant. As other black people came in the waiter also sit them next to us as well. The only good thing about going to the restaurant was the food was very good other then that. We will properly not be returning to this restaurant again.
My parents were high school sweethearts and would go here on dates in the 60s. They brought my brother and I a lot when we were kids. Now, my family and I still go here. The menu hasnt really changed. If you prefer veal, you can have veal. If you want spaghetti and meatballs, theyve got you. I prefer the Greek salad with their homemade dressing & the eggplant. Its an old mainstay in Charlotte. Dont pass on an opportunity to go.
Shyt was nasty! My lasagna was old watery. It had no cheese. The salad was a great portion size. The bread was fresh. They should have been ashamed to bring me that shyt out (lasagna)! I did not even complain the waitress looked at me like, I know this is trash but I need the money smh. I left the trash there tipped her because it's not her fault. It was a waste of my money. I'm surprised this place is still in business. They were nice people, too bad their food isn't!