My wife and I have decided to try some of the up-scale restaurants in the area for a little change of pace. We chose Amerigo's because we were in the mood for italian. As others have stated, no menu while they tried to get me to buy a bottle of wine. No interest, so I can't help anyone there. We asked for a menu and had no problems, I even asked for a sample of a sauce because it sounded bad, while the rest of the ingredients sounded tasty. It was fabulous, and I ended up ordering the dish. We both had appetizers, which were good, and while the bread wasn't particularly great, the dipping sauce was sweet, garlicky goodness. The portions were huge for us, which I happen to like, and assures my wife a snack or meal the next day. \r
On the minus side, for what is billed (and priced) as an up-scale restaurant, there is an enormous amount of frenetic activity at all times. This is NOT a place where you can have a quiet meal with your spouse or significant other. Water boys, bread carriers, floor managers and waiters are constantly racing around, and the tables are not placed at a sufficient distance for that much activity. I know exactly what my fellow diners at the next table ordered from starter to wine to entree and what they toasted their first drinks to. Not great for our ambience. And of course, the final straw. I would think that for those prices, and their reputation, they could cook a scallop. I had the scallop dish, and I stongly suspected they were using stingray instead. Tough, chewey, overcooked, there was nothing redeeming about the scallops, which was too bad because the pasta and sauce were delicious. Unfortunately, my wife was pregnant, I am still recovering from surgery, and we couldn't bear the thought of waiting another 45 minutes for it to be refired. We ate what we could, left and probably wouldn't go back. I hope this helps, as I hate to spend north or $150 bucks and not leave satisfied. If you are same, I'd skip this one.
Pros: Good selection for different tastes
Cons: Lousy atmosphere, can't cook scallops.