With all the recommendations we heard, we were looking forward to a terrific meal. I called ahead, and was told that if we arrived within half an hour no reservations would be needed. Ok, there was an unexpected busload of student athletes that arrived before us, and yes we had a 25 minute wait in an area with limited seating (one love seat and a straight back dining chair), but we were going to have and unforgettable meal or so we thought. We were seated in what I assume was the "B" dining room. The designer must have worked for a state hospital prior to taking this room on - it looked institutional. By now two of us had lost appetite and decided to order an appetizer for an entre along with salads. Salads were crisp and dressings all made in house. Calamari was ordered for an appetizer, it arrived with the salads. While the waitress was friendly, the order was mis-served. The calamari arrived and was a plateful! However the breading was heavy and lacked any crispness. It almost tasted as though it had been fried earlier and reheated. The accompanying sauce while tasty was too thick for dipping. The chicken Parmesan and chicken Ficatta was average neighborhood restaurant fare. The mussels that had been ordered were definitely below average. One order was served with the appetizer, instead of as an entree as requested. The second order was forgotten, and then put in late, so it arrived after other entrees were served. Unfortunately the first person that ordered the mussels was too polite to comment on them. The mussels arrived on a flat plate with a small bowl containing a broth. They were, for the most part, over-cooked. The herbs tasted like someone confused the turkey stuffing herbs with Italian seasoning. Where was the garlic infused flavor of mussels in broth one associates with seaside Italian cuisine? The cup of broth accompanying the mussels had a huge wedge of lemon in it. It looked like it was just dropped into the cup for no apparent reason. Unfortunately, the lemon didn’t mask the taste of the broth. Although the salads and the chicken dishes were fine, based on our experience I couldn’t recommend this restaurant.
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