This used to be one of my favorite restaurants, and now I doubt that I will ever go back. While the staff was friendly, the food was a waste of time and money.
The sangria was a watered down concoction that reminded me of Hawaiian Punch (they used to mix the pitcher right at your table with a whole bottle of wine). The salads were comprised of warm, anemic ice burg lettuce with one slice of tomato and some boxed croutons. When our entrees arrived the portions were small and lukewarm (their response to this problem was to put it back under the heat lamp for a few minutes, which dried out the pasta and left the internal temp of the chicken as cold as it was before re-heating). The lasagna is now more rubbery pasta than anything else, and the Chicken Parmesan is really a spaghetti dinner with a single chicken breast on the side. The only thing that was still as good as always was the sour dough bread and the herb butter.
The biggest disappointment was that I remember how good their food used to be; we have been loyal customers over the years and have celebrated dozens of family milestones here. It is obvious that they are cutting corners and the food is the greatest casualty. But it was more than the bad food. Even the ambiance of the old brick and and hard wood interior has been destroyed by harsh lighting and, sadly, the place now runs more like a bad banquet hall than a restaurant.
The worst part is that this was not an example of one ""off"" night, and the problems are so numerous that I don't think a chat with the manager would make any difference. I doubt they will be open much longer, and at this point, it really will be no loss.
For others who remember the way it used to be, I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news. For those who have never been, please be warned.
Pros: Can accommodate large parties, waitresses were friendly
Cons: The Food