A group of girl friends and I met at Cafe Italia to celebrate a birthday. We had heard wonderful things about this place and noticed that the parking lot was full all the time. We went planning to spend a long evening of good food and wonderful conversation.
Unfortunately, our evening was not what we expected. We were rushed from the very beginning. The waiter came over to our table every 2-3 minutes asking us if we were ready to order an appetizer. Finally, we ordered one so that he would leave us alone. When the appetizer was served, he began coming over every 2-3 minutes asking us if we were ready to order our main course. We did not want to order too soon in fear that our food would come before we were finished with our appetizers.
After we ordered, the food was brought out and the appetizer plates were not even cleared. We had to stack them in a corner of our table ourselves and eventually they were cleared. The food was good, but it was not by ANY MEANS "excellent." I would say that Dal Italia's food (on Precinct Line by Walmart) is "excellent" - we should have gone there, right?? - I wish we had!).
Honestly, it was the SERVICE that ruined our evening. The waiter cared more about turning over our table (it seemed) than letting us have a nice, relaxed evening. Our evening was about the dinner - a long dinner - and long conversation. We are four moms of young children who rarely get to have a full, uninterrupted conversation!
If you want a REALLY QUICK meal, quick service that is much less than personal (I've NEVER had this experience at an Italian restaurant - usually it's the opposite - the service is part of the wonderful experience), and you are in a rush to get to a movie or just go home - then go to Cafe Italia - or a fast food restaurant.
However, if you want a nice, relaxed restaurant experience, do not go Cafe Italia! You will be rushed to the point of impoliteness and, like the four of us, will never go back.