DO NOT EAT AT THIS PLACE!!!!
This is a place that is content to rest on its laurels; it may have been good 30 years ago, but it's now over-priced, the food is mediocre at best, the service is dreadful, and the atmosphere is dank and old. There is a huge disconnect between the supposed reputation this place has for fine dining versus reality. I get that long-time patrons are willing to look past the flaws of this place and that other reviewers have rated this place higher, but if you are looking for a new place to nosh on Italian fare you are better off eating at Olive Garden which will give better value, better service, and better food. Just from pulling up, this was a terrible experience: the dark parking lot looks like a place where drugs deals go down and does not emit a sense of safety. We were told that the women's restroom was not in service and my fiancee ended up using the stinky men's room; yes the restroom did actually reek. How is this in line with fine dining? What fine dining experience makes both sexes use the same smelly restroom? An out-of-service restroom is unacceptable for a ""fine dining"" restaurant. More proof of how rundown the place is. Note to the owners: you can call a plumber to fix these things, even at night. One of the co-owners took our order, and it was rather surprising how much he lacked personality. He mumbled, he never smiled, he did not make me feel like a welcome guest. He clearly favored regulars and did not even bother to make recommendations or to learn anything about us as he made rounds in between ignoring us. After getting our food he rather rudely asked ""How's the food? Good?"" and hurriedly walked away before I had a chance to comment. I get better service from cashiers at 7-11. Note to the owners: putting on a dress shirt and wearing a bow tie does not make you a professional nor does it spontaneously endear your patrons. Marinara sauce for the veal parmesan tasted like canned sauce and it was so inspid that I had no choice but to drink water with every bite. Note to the owners: that is food that is way too salty for human consumption but is very good for salt licks for wildlife. Steamed vegetables were a mixed bag--the zucchini were bitter, the broccoli was unevenly cooked and some pieces tasted like shrimp. The veal itself was alright if you like eating 4 oz of wafer thin meat for $28.50. Potatoes gratin was good. Based on the entree we did not get dessert. McDonald's across the street looked mighty appetizing after eating this food. 4 This is not a fine dining experience by any stretch, but it is a place that gives the illusion of a fine dining experience and will make you pay as such. The restaurant decor and external appearance is in need of an overhaul. The food is mediocre at best and grossly overpriced. The service is in need of an attitude adjustment--that means you owners! Save your money and boycott this place. The more current reviews that are like-wise negative are spot-on. Stay away from Rino's; eating a frozen meal and shredding a $50 bill is the same experience as dining here. Go to Rino's if you like it when the customer is never right and treated like a burden by the owner, the food is forgettable, and the prices are paying for someone's fourth new car of the year.