I had an unpleasant dining experience at this restaurant Friday, August 13, 2010. As you know there are numerous fine dining places in North End. I was hosting my cousin, who was visiting from England and I wanted the evening to be extra special. Before choosing a restaurant for our dinner, I went online and researched multiple Italian restaurants in North End. After seeing a review of this restaurant on one of the news channels (I think it was 7-News), I decided to make a reservation and have our special dinner there. What a disappointment!!!! The service was slow; the waiter barely ever showed up to get us drink refills. The food was not good at all. I ordered Chicken Picata, which ended up being the worst I've ever tried. The sauce was runny, the chicken was tough, and the spaghetti was store made and nothing special. My husband ordered Chicken Cacciatore. He hated the entire dish. The chicken was overdone, he did not like the sauce, and there were too many large slices of onions, which completely overpowered the dish. He also ordered linguini, but received penne pasta instead. My cousin made a special order, she wanted pasta and scallops in light and buttery sauce, instead she got bolognes sauce. None of us liked our food. The restaurant was very noisy, and even though we made a reservation ahead of time we were placed at two mismatched (different height and size) tables. The entire meal cost us $92, which considering the economy is a significant price to pay for a 3 person meal. And yet, I would not mind the bill if the meal and the entire dining experience were worth it. But, the experience at Lo Contes restaurant was far from perfect; I've had better meals at third grade chain diners. I am posting my comment online because I want public to be aware. \r
A very dissatisfied customer.