I'm a 70 year old female who worked in town for many of those years, had season tickets to the theater for many years, and ate in many Pittsburgh restaurants throughout those years. Bottom line: I have a basis for comparison.
This past weekend, I was invited to dinner at Palazzo's prior to going to the theater. My entrée choice from the ala carte menu was the lump crab. I inquired about how several of the side dishes were prepared and based on the answers I got from the waitress (i.e. the potatoes are just potatoes, the spinach is just spinach), I decided to settle for a side of risotto. To my surprise, everything I inquired about came with the dinner, including both the risotto and the potatoes. Of course, these were all added to my escort’s bill.
By merely looking at my plate, I could see the food was cold because it had begun to dry out. The crab was tasteless, the potatoes were burned, and the risotto was mush! There was no lemon or sauce of any sort served with the crab, which wouldn’t have helped anyway. Oh, the tea was good, but not good enough to make it worth $50.00 for the meal.
Yes, I later complained to the management who offered a free drink “the next time.” With a meal that bad, I can assure you, there will be no “next time.”
Do yourself a favor … find another restaurant!