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“A Bit Dissapointing, but, Pietro's Does Have Potential”

Pietro's On The River
Ranked #25 of 109 Restaurants in Jensen Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Last night I visited Pietro's with a number of Florida friends. We have all been to Pietro's before. However, on this visit there were a number of glaring oversights in our dinner service. These all contributed to an overall average experience rather than the 5 star fine dining experience we expected based on earlier visits.

When my salad arrived, it came with the wrong dressing. When I asked for prime rib cut plain and served with horse radish on the side, that request was ignored and the beef was covered with a greasy demi-glaze. My dinner platter had also apparently been sunbathing under a heat lamp for quite some time before being served.

There were other minor gaps as well. We called ahead for reservations and mentioned that this meal was a birthday occasion. The restaurant staff made no mention of that during the entire dinner service. Unfortunate!

A last complaint would be that the the background music was so loud that it was difficult to have a decent conversation with fellow dinner guests. Minor, but vexing.......

The restaurant was very full. However, that resulted in very slow service. We understand that because this is high season. Pietro's was very busy by the time we arrived for our 7:00PM reservation.

On the positive side, Pietro's is a beautiful, impressive restaurant property. The grounds are well landscaped and the building decor is well done. The staff are polite and up to the task if management can take a little time to retrain and focus on the smaller details that make for truely fine dining.

Pietro's will get by for now, on sheer numbers of snow birds who like the place. Nevertheless, when low season comes, their business will suffer if they don't pay attention to the details.

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Reviewed 28 December 2011

The atmoshere is very warm and welcoming. The fixed price menu, while a bit pricy, was very nice and offered something for everyone. A lovely pianist was playing Christmas music and simply added to the warmth of the atmosphere. Food was prepared perfectly and drinks quite ample. We will go back.

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Reviewed 29 November 2011

My husband and I our wedding here this past summer and I cannot say enough good things about the staff and food. Obviously it was a different circumstance than the average diner, but I can still attest to its deliciousness! 6 months later I am still hearing how delicious our meal was from guests and family alike. My mother-in-law says it was the best meal she has ever had at a wedding. The service was incredible, so attentive. I look forward to finding the chance to make it back for a regular meal with my husband!

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Reviewed 28 January 2013
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