Submitted Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 2:48pm [Dine in]
I can't WAIT to go back to this place! ALL cheese lovers should come here regularly to indulge in the cheese fondue. I'm a big cheese fondue fan and this is by far the best fondue I've had outside of Europe. We had a plate of the air-dried carpaccio-style beef on the side (bundnerfleisch - similar to the Swiss 'grison'). Of course they offer a variety of dishes but personally I am blinded by cheese. The service was impeccable and the charming and attentive staff were familiar with the traditional Swiss fondue rituals such as serving it with tiny pickles and onions, right down to scraping off and serving the crispy 'cheese chip' baked to the bottom of the pot at the end. They have the perfect wine for this dish - a St. Hubertus Chasselas white (BC). It was delightfully similar to the traditional Fendant served in Switzerland. What a find! This exceptionally enjoyable meal coupled with the sumptuous, relaxing low-lit atmosphere had me thinking I'd been hit by a bus and had actually gone to heaven.
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Submitted Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 2:40pm [Dine in]
I've been to Campagnolo 3 times now and have been ripped off for wine each time. The half litres of wine they serve are half bottles instead - at half litre prices. You are paying for 500 ml of wine but you are actually getting close to 375 ml. The first two times this happened, I noticed the half liter I ordered looked small. The third time I decided to measure the wine to be sure. I ordered a pint of water (with the 500 ml mark on the top), drank it, then poured the wine in the glass to measure. As I suspected, the 'half liter' I had ordered was in fact a half bottle, so I was being ripped off by 125 ml. NOT happy about that. I told the waitress about this but she just shrugged it off. I filled out a comment card when I left and wrote that I was 'on to them' so I hope that they've stopped this dishonest and disappointing (and probably illegal) practice. That really just leaves a foul taste in my mouth about the whole experience.
Wine aside, the homemade breadsticks are outstanding, as is their signature starter of fried chick peas. The pizzas are tasty but sadly lacking toppings - nearly bare. The salamis they carry are delicious but absurdly overpriced - $22 for a selection of three kinds of absolutely miniscule porportions.
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