Authentic Italian cuisine in a small, friendly, family-run environment.
I like this place a lot. I've been there quite a few times, but I've not written a review before. With that in mind, it may be a little uncharitable in my first review of the Boot to write about a bad experience.
I don't hold them responsible for the three testosterone-charged yahoos at the next table who were determined to make a pizza last for the whole of the hockey game on TV, but their distracting presence was not a positive addition to the atmosphere we usually enjoy. However, I do expect that, when they hire a new server, they ensure that the person is fully-trained on the details of the menu before being let loose on an unsuspecting public.
My wife and I ordered two beverages, one salad, and two entrees. As I ordered each food item, the server asked me to point it out on the menu before she wrote it down. Away she went, and it took two goals and a slashing minor in the hockey game before the drinks arrived. Another long wait and the basket of warm bread turned up. No plates for the olive oil and balsamic vinegar though. We had to attract the attention of another person to get those.
Because of the long wait for the bread, the entrees arrived before we had finished one stick. Only one of the orders was correct. By the time my correct order arrived (with the salad that we had by then given up on), my wife was almost finished.
OK, the server was very apologetic, and kept saying it was because she was new and hadn't got used to the menu yet, and she didn't charge us for one entree, but the next time I go to a restaurant where the server asks me to point out our choices on the menu, we shall get up and go to another hostelry.