Food: Appetizer was tasty, mussels? marinara was wonderful for being so far from the ocean, Salads were skimpy but creamy Italian dressing was best I?ve had in years; entree came after enough time to digest, but not long enough to get filled from the wonderfully tasty but burnt garlic bread. (One piece cut my gums enough to hinder enjoyment of my meal); the high ticket item was worth its twenty dollar price, except the seventy-nine cent spaghetti as side pasta, the lower ticket twelve dollar item was exceptional however the meatballs were fit for the kids portion. All in all the sauce hits the spot as an interestingly sweet take on traditional sauces, The sugary taste overpowers the spices or the meat mixed in, so it tasted like eating some sort of a cake. Despite the culture shock from traditional Italian food, I would like to try some of the other dishes.
Service: or lack there of was offensive none the least. The owner was a wonderful guy who came over to talk, however the rest of the staff should take lessons on how to write, repeat an order to avoid mistakes, or just listen. Water was refilled before the glass touched the table yet sodas were few and far between after plenty reminders. Bread was refilled with lackluster concern. When I asked for the bill it came after a few stares to remind, but was incorrect, after the third time (and person) it still was miscalculated. All together it took forty! Minutes to receive the bill from when we first asked, the change was miscounted and plastic was obsolete by the time the receipt came by. I have never seen so many people help one table and still not have the correct answers. (Total of 8 tables at the time: so not crowdedenough for an excuse, not to mention the servers took orders from other tables before goingback in her pocket to get our bill)
Pros: Different, best for an area with no Italian influence; their service teaches patience
Cons: SERVICE!, Sweet sauces * enough to cause a cavity, Hard Blackened Bread, Prices on the lower ticket items could be two dollars less.