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“Ragu joint”
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Trilussa
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Ragu joint”
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Seriously, we saw a jar of Ragu sitting on the counter of the kitchen. This place is unbelievably terrible. We ordered a Caesar salad; what came out of the kitchen was a bunch of lettuce coated with Wishbone dressing and topped with shredded (probably pre-shredded) mozzarella (saying it was mozzarella is being kind; the cheese was rubbery, flavorless, and awful). When we sent the salad back, the waitress said that it was a "vegetarian Caesar." We had ordered spaghetti and meatballs, and when they came, we thought the meal might get back on track. No such luck. The dish was horrendous. The meatballs were definitely from a box; the "sauce" had a variety of green peppers and squash in it. The wine they finally brought us was not what we ordered; when asked, the server acted as though it was normal to just serve any wine that might be vaguely similar to the one ordered. We then decided to take a peek into the kitchen to see if we might find the tell-tale bottle of Wishbone, only to instead see a large jar of Ragu on the counter. Do not go to this place---it was one of the worst meals we've ever had.

  • Visited August 2012
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Helpful?
1 Thank TigerShark500
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18 reviews from our community

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English first
Monroe, VA
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Avoid the aggravation!”
Reviewed 6 June 2012

The server was very nice and helpful; that is where the pleasant experience ended. They didn't have what is on their wine list. The food was nothing special. Dessert servings were small. We made the mistake of asking for separate checks which the waiter was fine with but the chef/owner was not. We asked for receipts and the chef/owner came out and actually hollered at us! He said he didn't 'have time for this' yet the place was not busy by any means. He then threatened to fire the waiter since he agreed to split the check and give us receipts. The man has no concept of good customer service. I hope Brian, the waiter, quit. No one should have to work for such an ogre!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Pam H
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Run away”
Reviewed 5 May 2012

Horrible place. Terrible staff, and no corkage fee. Wine list just a guideline. Stay away from this place.

Visited November 2011
Helpful?
Thank wespwheeler
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Chapel Hill, NC
Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed 19 January 2012

Small, intimate place. Authentic food. Feels almost like eating in someone's home.

Helpful?
Thank lautertrails
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Durham, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“I think the chef cannot cope”
Reviewed 6 January 2012

Poor, poor man, he has great cooking talent when not under pressure! I had some wonderful dinners there. It's the experience that wavers for the customers. It's an emotional roller coaster and the mood is cooked within the food you are served.

Catch the chef on a good night, your golden. Catch the chef on a less than good night, don't go! But how would you know until you show up?

Visited February 2011
Helpful?
1 Thank Paisleyday
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