Initially, everything was fine, our waiter was attentive, the restaurant wasn't too crowded, the menu looked promising. We ran into trouble when we selected a bottle of Talus Pinot Noir from the $12 wine list. The waiter did not let us taste the wine, he just poured our glasses and left it on the table. It was too sharp and had a lousy aftertaste and we both drank 2-3 sips and decided to send it back. I told the waiter that it tasted almost like it was on the verge of turning bad. He said that it had a synthetic cork and that shouldn't happen. If they were classy, they would have taken it off the bill. My roommate commented, "I guess if it's twelve dollars, you don't get to taste it first." Yep. My roommate ordered the gnocchi marinara and I got the cheese ravioli marinara. We both ordered "mixed greens" salads to start. What we got were plates of romaine and iceberg lettuce with some red cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, olives, one cherry tomato and some cheese thrown in. Now, I don't know about you, but when I thinked "mixed greens", I think of something other than romaine paired with iceberg. I guess TECHNICALLY we got mixed greens salads, but please. The waiter from the next table knocked into my roommate not once, but twice during the course of our meal. He apologized the second time. After they took our salad plates away, we had to wait TWENTY minutes for our main course to arrive. The pasta had sort of a gluey sticky consistency and the marinara sauce was almost wholly devoid of flavor apart from a strong pepper overtone. We ordered the three-chocolate mousse for dessert. It was just OK. Also, the portions were rather small, which was, in this case, a blessing, but if we hadn't loaded up on bread, it would have been a problem. Ultimately, only the bread was any good. That and the tap water. And, as I quipped to my roommate, you can get bread and water in jail. We got the bill and they had, indeed, charged us for the bottle of wine.
Pros: The bread is good.
Cons: Bad food, bad service.