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“Good food. Cute place. "Toto" was a Buster Keaton-ish Italian actor.”
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Ciao Toto
Ranked #27 of 62 Restaurants in Sant'Agnello
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Highland Park, Illinois
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Good food. Cute place. "Toto" was a Buster Keaton-ish Italian actor.”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

My wife and I had a quick late lunch here at the recommendation of the concierge at the Grand Hotel La Place. It's decorated with photos of an old Italian deadpan-style comedian/actor we'd never heard of.

We split the Penne Diavola and the pasta was fresh, nicely spicy, and generously portioned for the price. The owner was friendly, responsive, and enthusiastic. We'd definitely return and recommend it.

  • Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“we obviously got the wrong waiter!”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel manager, we made the mistake of going too early (19.00) so we were the first diners. Our waiter was abrupt and offhand when we arrived and continued in the same vein throughout. However, his colleague was chatty and charming with other tables, discussing their choices and making recommendations. The other tables were offered pepper and parmesan with their pasta - we weren't for some reason.
My wife chose veal cooked with Gorgonzola and walnut, with side dish of grilled vegetables. The portion was tasty but not generous.I had penne with spicy tomato and sausage sauce with a side dish of broccoli which was actually boiled greens, rather salty. We chose a bottle of the house red wine which was labelled with the restaurant name and was very nice, but when we attempted to discuss exactly where the wine came from, the waiter said it was actually his own and left us abruptly.
For dessert, we ordered tiramisu and a lemon cake. The tiramisu was a major disappointment, arriving in a plastic pot, frozen and very similar to a supermarket offering.
All in all,a disappointment, because of the waiters attitude, the "broccoli" and the tiramisu, but as the restaurant filled up and music and chat replaced the whine of the air conditioner, it was clear that the other diners being served by the other waiter were having a better time than us!

Visited June 2014
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Come hungry!”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our Hotel, M Suites Sorrento. We ordered a anitpasta platter and it came loaded with meats and cheeses! So much so that I wasn't really hungry for my pasta when it came. I wanted to take it to go but, I think that sometimes "doggy bag" gets lost in translation and alas they threw my food away instead of bagging it up. However, the food was delicious and the wine was good. Be prepared to stay late though! They act like they never want you to leave.

Visited June 2014
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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Very good clams :)”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Menu was varied, we had clams (sautè di vongole) - VERY good, we ordered a 2nd plate - and pasta with sea food, also good.
Friendly staff, pictures of them on the walls, bathroom OK.
We saw a local family with kids dining there, seemed to be in acquaintance with the staff, it's always a good sign when the locals use it too :)

  • Visited June 2014
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Bad service , unfriendly hostess”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Expensive and bad manners
They mistreat you and food was expensive and of low quality
Very slow and they add extras to the quoted prices in the menu

Visited June 2014
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