We ate at Filippo Restaurant tonight after seeing its good reviews online. This was a mistake.
I ordered a glass of house Merlot. (They offer a wine list of numerous bottles, but the only wine they sell by the glass is house wine.) We ordered our drinks with our appetizers and dinners. The appetizers arrived before the wine. When the wine arrived, I looked at my Merlot to see not one, but seven insects floating in the wine, one was clearly alive. I'm not sure about the rest. My husband took the glass up to the bar since we didn't see our server and the man who had seated us got another glass of Merlot, which he brought to the table. He never apologized, nor did anyone at any time. The bugless Merlot was not that great.
For appetizers, I ordered a Caprese salad and my husband ordered Bruschetta Napolitana. Conveniently, each came with four items, so we shared. I am always a fan of Caprese salad, but this was very boring. The tomatoes were pale and flavorless. I realize that it is June and not tomato season, but they should still be able to do better. The Caprese did have nice thick slices of mozzarella. The Bruschetta Napolitana was interesting and decent, if a bit messy.
I had the Scampi Francavillese, which I thought was very bland. My husband had the Tortellini Quattro Formaggi. My taste was good.
Our dinner was very disappointing and overpriced for the quality of the food. I had also expected that since there were seven bugs in my wine, they might at least not charge us for the wine, but they did. The total was $70 before tip.
Background: It was a Tuesday night and when we arrived around 7 or 7:30pm, we were the only customers in the restaurant. While we were there a woman came in and sat at the bar for a little while and another woman came in with four children, but they ate and left in a short period of time. We were seated by one man and another man, who was serving as bartender also served as our waiter. We left a little before 9pm.
Pros: Not Busy
Cons: Bugs In Wine, Food Bland and Mediocre,