We decided to try this restaurant, as we were in the neighborhood, and had read the great reviews about this place. Man, was I disappointed.
First of all, the service is very good. Very polite, and personable waiter. The wine selection was very limited, and mainly had very cheap wine ($10.00 Bottle for 1 L in a store) @ $6.00/glass. The prices are very reasonable and the portion size is pretty good. The ambiance is plain, but clean, and very small (seats maybe 15 people). If this place was any good, there would be line-ups everyday considering the size of this place.
The quality of the food is where I experienced the major disappointments. We ordered two complete different types of pasta. Both were VERY BLAND, and were obviously stingy with the ingredients (spices, meat, ect), yet were drowned in sauce (a major no-no to an Italian). I can and have made way better pasta myself. The food is NOT AUTHENTIC at all. The pasta dishes here tasted exactly as if they were thrown together without much thought or care (like eating Pasta at Cactus Club, or somewhere unauthentic like that). The pasta dishes do not come with Garlic Bread, or any other bread or buns. Nice to know after I ordered. The owner and cook not Italian and I wouldn't care about that, but from what I read previously, I expected authentic food. The owner comes out to greet everyone and asks how the food was. Do you really want me to tell you to your face what I thought about your food?
The fact that the owner goes out of his way to ask about the food everytime to all his customers shows the lack of confidence in his cooking, and his knowledge that the food SUCKS (pardon my french).
All of the customers were people that obviously know nothing about Italian food. They all liked the food, but were most likely used to eating Chef Boyardee. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. Anton's is 10 times better, and only 2 dollars more and at least at Anton's you get bread (unlimited) with your meal. The food at Anton's for example has tons of flavour, unlike this "restaurant."
In closing, I am pretty upset with the past reviews saying that this place has great food and it's authentic. You people are so ignorant, it's unbelievable, and thanks to your useless reviews, I wasted my money here, and was greatly disappointed with the food.