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“Not what it used to be”

DiGiulio Brothers Italian Cafe
Ranked #51 of 1,055 Restaurants in Baton Rouge
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 14 July 2013

We used to like Di Giulio's but tonight's dinner was a flop. There is no recovering from mistakes like these. I ordered the grouper with brown butter caper sauce. What I got was a small bland piece of grouper with no flavor, certainly no brown butter, topped with a pile of salty cold capers right out of the jar. The waitress said the price was $19.95, but we were charged $24.95. She also told us that there would be a $.50 upcharge for substituting vegetables for the side of pasta. Instead, we were charged $3.00. The eggplant in the eggplant parmesan was thick and uncooked in the middle. The marsala sauce was thickened with with a starch that made it gummy and slimy. Over all, the meal was despicable.

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Reviewed 13 June 2013

Love the food. The atmosphere is loud and crowded though. If you are looking for a romantic dinner, this is not it.

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Reviewed 24 April 2013

Eh, I've never had a "5 TripAdvisor dots" meal here. Another tiny Italian restaurant in a cute area of town (near campus), this affordable (but not cheap) Italian restaurant offers a good meal for the price. Weekends can get packed. There are always a group of regulars in there.

Atmosphere is small and intimate. Food is good, service is what you would expect.

Overall good Italian restaurant. The regulars will rant and rave about it, others (like myself) may just respect it for not being bad.

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Reviewed 26 March 2013

I have been here several times with my boyfriend, and we have NEVER been disappointed. It is not your mainstream Olive Garden style italian restuarant. It has a very intimate, romantic and authentic italian atmosphere.-dim lighting, lit candles, excellent wine selection. Although like some of the other reviews, it is a smaller restaurant with tables near each other. The outside perception is a little bit misleading as well when you park with the gravel parking lot. The first time we walked in, we immediately fell in love with this place. The authentic italian small-town atmosphere they create is intoxicating! They make your experience extremely personable, and since, it has become our anniversary spot each year. The portions are very large, and whatever entree you order, you will not be disappointed! LOVE!

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3  Thank Kyna M
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

This is a great little place. Very typical of a New York neighborhood restaurant. Everything is tremendous the food, the service, and the atmosphere. It does get busy so be prepared to wait a bit but it certainly worth it. One of the best places in Baton Rouge to eat..

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