Enoteca's my fave rest'rant. We're there once every 2 months and I love introducing people to t/ place. Had it been our first evening there, tho, we wouldn't have come back. 1.) Arrived. No hostess. Told by busboy that he'd get someone. She never came. We seated ourselves at the bar. 2. No bartender behind the bar. Surreal. For ten min's. 3. When he finally did show up, he gave us our menus w/out Enoteca's normal ""Have you been here b/4? Let me explain t/ menu. These are our specials."" Disappeared for another 10mins. My boyfriend wanted to leave, but y should i get punished b/c of a bad bartender? Finally came back, slowly washed some dishes, hangin'out... (Notice after 20 mins, we still have no drink in our hands nor any means of getting one.) Whole staff was sluggish (except busboys). Ordered drinks/app's. He's gone again. We watched. He does tons of chatting w/t/ female waitstaff. There were many moments where there was no waitstaff in sight for over 5 mins, sometimes ten. (I totally could have robbed t/ place and they wouldn't have noticed.) No bread offered. It's always just ""appeared"" b/4. Bartender chatted up t/ladies during our dinner; never checked on us, and we needed a couple things but couldn't get his attention b/c back turned to us.T/ place had one large party and maybe 6 other tables, but was by no means ""busy"". Esp for Fri nite in W.P. One guy wanted to pay & it took 10 mins for him to even see t/ 'tender. A couple given t/ dessert menu & 20 min's later, t/ 'tender came back to take the order. @ end of meal, I asked y we got didn't get bread; he grudgingly brought bread. Then I ordered the dessert (hadn't touched t/ bread) and he said ""So now you don't want the bread?"" & was going to take it away! (Yes. I wanted t/ bread @ beginning of meal!) At 1 pt during his ""disappearance"", my b-friend walked to t/ bakery to see if it was busy there & that was why he was gone. It was empty. Finally, we paid up and I tried to tell him y we'd had a bad nite (gives him a chance to get a better tip/not get a bad review) and he argued every pt w/ me! ""took 10 mins"" ""well, it was 2 mins""; ""no bread"", ""we only give bread if it's offered, don't we?"" (asking t/ waitresses) We've ALWAYS gotten bread right away); i didn't get halfway thru my list b/4 he cut me off and walked away! Seriously!? Won't go on wknds again. Then, saw low yelp reviews lately. Guess I'm not t/ only one.
Pros: food (amazing!!!!)
Cons: SERVICE IS SURREAL! AWFUL!