Well, a group of us regrettably decided to try eating at Fellini tonight (in Ardmore). The server was friendly enough, but pushy. She pushed the specials very hard (which were 25% more expensive than anything on the menu), and even challenged one person's order, urging her to upgrade to a ""more flavorful"" dish. We also had several rounds of ""clarifying"" the restaurant policies: the pricing on the menu is unclear; several items are not available for dinner, but the menu doesn't state that; and sharing dishes is not permitted (every person must order an entree).\r
When our food eventually came out (long wait despite not-full restaurant), the portions were very large, but the quality was not what I would expect given the price. My salad had small, grocery-store croutons and the pasta had cheap powdered Parmesan. The bruschetta was flavorless -- sad tomatoes (despite them being locally in season) on semi-crisp bread. The ricotta and asparagus pizza tasted fine, but there were no asparagus tips -- it was like they were saving the tips for the pasta and using only the stalks on the (cheaper) pizza. \r
The atmosphere wasn't too awful, although it was a little kitschy (lavishly decorated with ""Tuscan-inspired"" pitchers, which were hung so one couldn't help but see ""made in china"" and bargain brands stamped on the bottoms). Also, the owner/host was pacing through the restaurant, barking orders at the servers more loudly than any of the other conversations. The overall feel of the dishes and policies was that they were scrimping and cutting corners, which impacted the food and service quality substantially, while hoping that large portions would justify higher prices. Going here was a spontaneous decision, but it's not one I intend to repeat.
Pros: large portions, good location
Cons: low quality, inflated prices, bad policies, pushy servers