We've dined at the Abbotsford Pallitoi's a few times now, and have enjoyed the food and service during each visit, we happened to be in Maple Ridge the other night and came across the original Paliotti's and decided to give it a try. Being a Tuesday evening we had no problems getting in, we were quickly seated, and greeted by our server. We instantly noticed the tired and tacky decor (fake plants and cheezy patterned vinyl tablecloths) the restaurant is dark, and in desperate need of a total makeover! After ordering, we were quickly brought homemade baked bread and balsamic olive oil dipping oil. The Bread was fantastic, light and well seasoned. We shared the Bruschetta appy which was more like a Caprese pizza than Bruschetta, to us Bruschetta is quality, grilled tuscan bread, drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Great Roma Tomatoes, Basil and fresh Parmigiano. Palliotti's version was more like thick pizza crust, with a handful of mozza, a few tomatoes and some dried herbs, baked and served. Really not what we expected when ordering bruschetta. My husband ordered the Gnocchi in Tomato Sauce, tossed with Chicken and finished with a giant Meatball. Sauce was rather bland, Gnocchi slightly overcooked and the one meatball was described as having a soapy flavor?! Dish was very average. I was just looking for a quick, simple dish and decided on the Four Cheese Tortellini tossed in a Garlic, Cream Sauce. Sauce was decent, quite garlicky, great for the garlic lover, the dish was served piping hot, pasta was odd in that some tortellinis were overcooked and some were perfectly al dente...not really sure how one accomplishes this, but I'd say half the dish was cooked really well. The pizza parlor shaker Parmesan this restaurant offers is an insult to Italian food, I can't imagine any great Italian restaurant not offering freshly grated Parmigiano to garnish their pasta dishes!! We will say the service at Pallioti's was excellent, our server was friendly, helpful and attentive. Don't think we'll be back to this location however!