My friend and I dined at Cioppino's for the first time on weekday night.
The restaurant was about 90% full, and the service was excellent.
The appetizer: Beef Carpaccio was delicious, but I had a better beef Carpaccio at CRU for a better price.
The pasta: Although the price was twice as expensive as Anton's, the taste was twice as good. The portion is about 1/4 of Anton's, but very satisfying. I feel like I finally found a restaurant where they cook the pasta perfectly.
The dessert: Simply delicious. For me, the most impressive part of the dinner was the dessert... I had a warm apple tart, and the flavor just burst in my mouth.
What I loved the most about this restaurant was the service and ambiance.
Tables were distanced well, so that I didn't get bothered by another table's conversation.
The waiter was very knowledgeable and courteous.
They are very prompt when we need them, and never arrogant like some snobby places. The food was simply delicious. May be I will skip the appetizer next time, so that I can come here more casually.