Submitted Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 10:20am [Dine in]
I live in the area, and try to support local business, but I won't be comign back here. We've eaten 3 or 4 times in the restaurant, had one good meal, and the rest was mediocre at best. The special rolls are rice heavy and lacking in flavour.
The sushi is bland, yakisoba is not bad, but everything else I've eaten is not memorable at all.
Twice we ordered takeout, and both times they screwed up the order and didn't give us everything we had paid for.
The service is awful, to the point of being laughable. It's really hard to get anyone's attention once you are seated, and it's kind of dirty inside as well.
the search for good sushi in Steveston continues..
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Submitted Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 3:58pm [Dine in]
If you want darn good cantonese style chinese food, this place is tough to beat. I have been coming here off and on for years. In ten years, I have had one or two meals which I might call average, but other than that, has been rock solid.
Now don't get me wrong, i understand some of the comments on service here. They are there to turn tables, so if you plan on lingering, get ready for a few dirty looks from the owner/manager. Also, now I want to be delicate here, but if you are not of a certain Asian, you might have difficulty getting the servers attention at times, or even struggle to communicate with them.
Botton line: if all you care about is quality of food, then you will not be disappointed. If you wan the warm fuzzy feelings when you dine, maybe go somewhere else.
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Submitted Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 1:44pm [Dine in]
i am a new reviewer, but am a bit surprised with some of the questions of quality on La Rocca here. It is one of our favorite places and it's tough to beat in terms of value, imho.
I've tried pretty much all of the pastas over the years, and the spag and lasagna would be fairly priced if it was 50% more.Appys are fine, though i miss the calamari. but if you want decent, wholesome and hearty Italian food, you won't be disappointed here.
The ambiance is great, and stop by for on the weekend and listen to the owner serenade the guests. The only weakness I can see, is that there is some turnover in the servers and some of them seem to be a bit inexperienced. The service problems i hear about here don't shock me, but usually a bit of patience and some gentle coaching does the trick. Failing that, just talk to the manager, he's a great guy.
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