I had walked by this place a number of times heading to the beach from our hotel. It looked a little a Shaky's pizza parlor to me and I had no interest in exploring further. However one night I just didn't want to venture too far and I gave this place a try - I was happy I did. I learned, "don't judge a book by it's cover"!
When I arrived I saw a wall filled with celebrities who have eaten here, so it must be good! Right?
I was seated in the back of the restaurant and I had the BEST waitress ever. Her name was Penelope and she was as cute as a button! She was charming, she had just the right amount of gab in her, without being annoying, just welcoming and friendly.
I ordered the calamari and she gave a tip NOT to get it friend, but grilled. I was happy I took her advise - it was amazing. It is something I would come back here just to get again. Delicious! I had pasta and clams for an entree, which were good, but paled in comparison to the amazing calamari. I thought the pasta had a little too much olive oil and richness for my taste, although there were plenty of clams in it!
I had a great dinner, wonderful service and next winter I will put Franco and Vinny's on my list of places to visit. I hope Penelope is still there and I for sure will try the grilled calamari again!
This is a place you will want to come back to, again and again!
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