I have so much to say. So my boyfriend and I strolled down Little Italy hoping to find a decent Italian dinner somewhere. We came across S.P.Q.R. and the menu looked attractive and the restaurant looked fairly pretty. We came into the restaurant with a couple in front of us (also getting ready to be seated.) There were so many empty tables, so the server told us to sit where ever we wanted to... and so we grabbed a table next to that couple. We waited a while for our menus (as the waiter was already getting red wine and bread sticks for the couple next to us) We got our menu and water finally. At this point, we were ready to order but our waiter was no where to be found. 10 minutes later, we got our breadsticks as we were still waiting... it got so bad that the boss came to take our orders (and when the waiter saw the boss by our table, he immediately came by to take our orders) We had a question about a dish, but he only made us more confused (as he looked very annoyed himself) Our appetizer came rather quickly, but the entree was so delayed. We couldn't reach our waiter again, so we asked another waiter to check up on our entrees. It seemed like he didn't understand English, so we had the boss come over to our table again. We were about to cancel the order and go elsewhere to eat, but immediately after we complained, our entrees came. (And did I mention that whenever the couple next to us needed something, the same waiter magically appeared!)
I was so furious during and after dinner because we were being discriminated and ignored. We ended up tipping the guy $4.96 (a $45.04 meal).. which I think is already way too much.
The food... oh please, you can find so much better along the strip of Little Italy.
Pros: Don't have to wait to be seated
Cons: Waiters who discriminate, horrible/slow service