Due Amici
Due Amici

Due Amici

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.due-amici.com/
  • Phone: 6142249373x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am-4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00pm-10:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday 4:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm

    - The bar stays open 1 hour later than the dining room.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Mike Black
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer an exciting cuisine with exceptional service. Menu options are extensive, as well as customizable. We are able to accommodate both small and large parties, and if necessary, we will take care of all the details. Please contact Lexie Gantzer at 614-638-6884 for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: In Privato, you can enjoy exceptional Italian cuisine with smart, contemporary style in downtown Columbus. Our simple, but modern private room is easily transformed into any type of event. The uncomplicated decor and urban environment will invite you in, whether you are conducting a business dinner, celebrating a birthday or enjoying a company holiday party. Hardwood floors, exposed brick and low-lighting all accent our distinct and unique event space. The private room can accommodate up to 60 people for a seated function and up to 80 people for a reception style event. We also offer our dining room as a private option for larger events and as a semi-private option when the private room is already reserved. We provide a variety of seasonal appetizer and menu options to choose from. Also included in the room is a separate audio-visual system, complete with a DJ board, microphone, DVD player and projector. Please contact Lexie Gantzer for guidelines and current package options.
  • Private Party Contact: Lexie Gantzer 6146386884x
  • Entertainment: Live jazz every Monday night starting at 6pm.
  • Special Events: Bloody Mary Brunch - Saturdays & Sundays 11am-4pm

    1 brunch item + 1 brunch cocktail = $15



    Happy Hour - Monday-Friday 4-7pm

    2 for 1 pizzas & appetizers

    Available in bar area only



    Uncorked - Monday nights

    1/2 off bottles of wine & champagne

    live jazz at 6pm



    Text DUEAMICI 465637 to receive updates on special events & promotions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd and High
  • Public Transit: Please visit www.cota.com for bus times and routes.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available Monday through Saturday starting at 5pm for $5. Parking options include, but are not limited to, metered parking on the street, a pay lot across the street from the restaurant and 2 parking garages located one block north on Long St.
A word from Due Amici
Enjoy Italian cuisine with smart, contemporary style in downtown Columbus. The atmosphere of fine dining comes at an affordable price. Whether you lounge on the leather chairs, sit at the engaging community table or pull up a stool to the bar, you and your guests can enjoy our unique bar and lounge atmosphere. Accompany any of our appetizers with one of our house-infused vodkas. Relax and enjoy our comfy chairs while you dine on our unique seasonal offerings in our intimate dining room. Privato, our simple but modern private room is easily transformed into any type of private event. Our uncomplicated decor and urban atmosphere will invite you in, whether you are having a business meeting or a gathering with old friends. Hardwood floors, exposed brick and low-lighting all accent our distinctive and unique restaurant.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Due Amici reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (30)neighborhood gem (27)special occasion (25)good for groups (22)romantic (19)great for outdoor dining (16)notable wine list (15)great for brunch (14)great for lunch (13)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (8)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • No Need to Return
    2112
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went for dinner prior to the theatre based on a promotion for a drawing for free tickets to next season. No one ever explained how that worked. We each ordered different soups (tomato basil and squash). Both of the soups were good. We shared the special salad, which lacked dressing and most of the good stuff (goat cheese, cashews.) I ordered chicken parmesan and my wife ordered a margarita pizza. Her pizza was mostly dough with little cheese. My chicken was overly breaded and neither it nor the pasta had much sauce at all. Overall, not a good experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This place was very nice and had very good services. But it is over prices. 15 dollars for a personal pan pizza, and 20 for a hand full of pasta and meatballs. I would probably not go here again, and let my dollar go father someplace else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HattieVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Eggs Benedict on focaccia was wonderful! Sausage gravy and biscuit needed more gravy and the biscuit was dry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Due Amici-great for all occasions.
    gourmetguy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is a gem of a restaurant with consistent excellent food and great service. It is our favorite before-ballet restaurant, but is good for all sorts of occasions. I recommend it without reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The eggs benedict was good. The bloody mary cart was nice as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great drinks.
    Stephen
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Really enjoy coming here. Brought a group for my girlfriends birthday. Love the huge wine selection, and the grilled salmon was excellent. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BusinessEvent
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    For our event, service, food and table were all outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing service, delicious food
    Brooks
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I've frequented Due Amici in the past, and they never fail to impress. Joshua our server was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Great Ambience!
    cornell1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is a great, romantic restaurant with a real urban vibe. It's quite loud, but it's what you'd expect in this type of establishment. The service was quick and super-friendly. It's definitely pricey, but, again, it's what you'd expect from a city restaurant. I'll definitely return when I have a special occassion to celebrate. Check it out if you love a vibrant scene! (But be prepared to lip-read!) :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a date night.
    commonman
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We got the calamari for an appetizer and was very good. I had the veal which was very good and cook perfectly. The prosciutto mash potatoes were under seasoned but good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    JoeDVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I visited this location for the 3rd time - and as always we had a great experience. Food and service was fantastic. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Character. Great food. A bit pricey
    Joey
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This is the third time we have been to Due Amici's. Its a "special occasion" restaurant although if I lived downtown I could see us going there more often. We normally go later in the evening but this time we met our daughter for dinner right after work so the crowd had not yet arrived. We pretty much had the waiter all to ourselves. We received great service. The food was excellent. The old brick building with brick walls and extremely high ceilings provides lots of character and charm. They make an excellent gin martini. We have never had a bad experience here.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, hit or miss food
    hhill1
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    From the moment that Catherine (sp.?) seated us, we knew that we would be well taken care of. It was a beautiful but warm early evening, so she suggested sitting at a corner table inside by a window instead of outside--it was perfect. Joshua soon relieved any lingering concerns we may have had about slow service (from reading other reviews). He was always at our table when we needed him and invisible otherwise--attentive but never hovering. My white cioppino was excellent, with perfectly cooked fish and mussels. The calamari were tasty but limp. My wife's soup was not particularly flavorful, but her mussels (cooked in ouzo???) were a disappointment. We will come back, but make better choices next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We always enjoy our evenings here
    FJMoricca
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    There are a lot of places to get a good meal in Columbus. Due Amici is one of the better ones. Every time we are there we leave really pleased. It doesn't matter if it is just the two of us or a large group, the meal is always very good. Great wine selection, GF choices for my wife and a cool vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best meal ever at Due.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Eggplant special was outstanding. Great waitress. Great bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great under pressure!
    McKMcK
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We went for dinner before the Steely Dann concert, and so did everybody else in the restaurant! They went from almost empty, to fully seated in a matter of minutes, which is very difficult for the servers and kitchen staff of any place to handle. Our server was great, and since we allowed plenty of time, we had no worries. Our dinners were good
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Business Lunch location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Had an interview and they placed us towards the back and gave us peace and quite yet checked in on us as needed. Food was good. Olive oil is excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tomatoe Bisque Soup
    EmersonVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    All of our food choices pleased our palates, but for me, it is the classic tomato soup with basil oil that draws me back to Due Amici. I grew up no caring for tomato soup; that changed the first time I had Due Amici's tomato soup; almost a tomato bisque. This evening's dining was topped by meeting new friends seated at the table adjacent to ours. We admired their food selections, then our friendship warmed as our conversation continued throughout the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great meal
    Bruce
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Took two freinds from Germany. We had salmon, chicken saltimbuca and Carbonara. All we perfectly cooked. Service was good and a smart bartender. Only minor complaint was the server had no knowledge of the bar history but she was very nice about it and ovrall very attentive to our needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    service is great and so is the food. outdoor and in door ambience is super and their specials are always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 909 reviews are from the Due Amici reviews archive.
  • Great food, decent customer service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My food was delicious but I was disappointed by my waiter. I didn't finish my meal and looked forward to taking it home but my waiter took my plate and threw my leftovers out rather than boxing them up. Then when she was asked about it her response was "did you ask for a box?" Other than that I loved the atmosphere. Some of the pasta dishes are on the smaller side portion wise but I would go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    BR62507
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great food. Fast service. Recommend for business guests and functions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server Attitude turn off.
    HungryBuckeye
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Disappointed by server who argued over the taste of 2 dirty martinis. She had a bad attitude. Next rather than apologize and fix a problem, she tried to make our friends feel like it was their fault. When we pointed out a filthy glass was used to for a cocktail, rather than apologize again she acted put out. It was so bad we left and went to Tony's Italian Restaurant, where he had an amazing meal and great service.
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  • Always Great
    MiamiConciergeVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food is always fresh and well-prepared, interesting, yet uncomplicated. I think everyone should always start at the bar, where bartender Tim is the ultimate host. The dining room is great, and the patio is good for people-watching. Casually upscale environment--not too hip, not stuffy. We've always been happy here--brunch, birthdays, group events, dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place for Group Lunches
    Davis5470
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Recently visited Due Amici for a celebratory group lunch. The staff as very accommodating to our needs. Additionally, the restaurant has an excellent layout for hosting large parties. As always the menu was great. They had a wonderful strawberry gazpacho soup that was incredibly tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the food
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We really enjoyed the overall experience of eating at this restaurant. We had the Lasagna and it was probably the best I've ever had. The bread, salad, wine and coffee were also very good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Pre-Show Spot
    Wilsopepper
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary here, followed by a performance at CATCO. We were seated promptly and our server asked if we were seeing a show afterwards so that she could make sure we left in plenty of time. The food and atmosphere were great and the location to the theater was very convenient. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and hope to be coming back soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why did we wait so long?!
    Reviewlover
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    1st time diners- why did we wait so long? Due Amici has been open for ten years and boy have we been missing out! The veal meatballs are a must as an app! The meat plate was yummy. Next time we'll order the cheese too! Nice selection of wines by the glass. Looking forward to going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Excellent, System crash
    DiningOutIsSpecial
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    our visit was marred by the settling of the check. the credit card system crashed and we left with a written receipt. the staff then billed my card twice and i called to settle the account, which was taken care of within 24 hours. Too bad that the ending overshadowed an otherwise good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunately, not impressed
    Suburbanmom
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This was my first visit to this restaurant. It definitely had the atmosphere to make it a notable hotspot. Several large groups were in the restaurant and this may have affected the poor service we received. We waited at the table for over 20 minutes with just water and olive oil… No drinks or bread. No apologies were given and the food was mediocre. Although the bread was hot and fabulous, and the atmosphere was everything I had expected, this is not a place I will visit again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Satisfied
    Edbo
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    First time here was a weeknight before a show at Ohio Theatre. We allowed two hour before show just to be safe. Would recommend that amount of time before a show...regardless of restaurant. Not overly crowded so everything went well from a timing standpoint. A couple minor glitches, but the server remedied immediately. Food was very good. Able to come up with a mixture of food that satisfied our light appetites.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre theater dinner
    OutOfTowner
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I used Open Table for the first time to make a reservation for an early dinner before a show at the Ohio Theater. It was a fine spring afternoon so we ate outside. I had insalata mista, roasted red pepper bisque, sage & sausage pizza. Salad was wilted and overdressed. The bisque had very good flavor and not heavy. On the pizza the tomato sauce and sage went missing. The sausage and cheese were over-applied so the plate was full of oil. I didn't complain because it was just pizza and I was looking forward to the show, but the waiter noticed the oil in the plate and took it off the check. Not great, but overall it was not bad pre-theater fare and I'd try them again maybe not so early.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was above and beyond!
    BestService
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Server was the best I ever had. In addition, the server went down the street to get an expresso for my Brazilian guest since their expresso machine was out of service! Great place for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    JoeDVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    This was the second time I have dined at Due Amici. Excellent service and fantastic meal. Menu is somewhat limited, but sure to find something you would enjoy. Definitely would recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go-To Place Downtown
    MIC55
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We go downtown about once a month and Due Amici is our go-to place for drinks or dinner. We really enjoy the atmosphere and the food is fantastic. My wife loves the Peach Cosmos at the bar and the wine list is good even though it is not that extensive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Due Amici
    Boston
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Service was sophisticated friendliness, the food was tasty, but it's kind amenities that make a meal an experience. This dining was merely a meal. Our wait staff did not refill our drinks, nor bring bread even though we asked. Portions were adequate but no flare. Valet parking-Superb. We were able to see our show at the Ohio Theatre and then return for our car.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    DonJ7914
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Made reservations for a late brunch (1:45 p) on Mother's Day. Menu selection was limited but varied so no problems and the food quality was good. However we were in the back room of the restaurant with no outside light. The music was loud enough to make a normal conversation a bit of a challenge even though there were many open tables in the room. The service was pleasant but very slow (food took an hour+) and drink glasses were not filled or checked regularly - wife's water glass was empty for 10+ minutes and we had to flag a waiter to get it filled. Overall, the experience was acceptable but I doubt I'll be going back anytime soon.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Disappointed
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I/we were very disappointed during our recent visit to Due Amici. The service was slow. It took almost 45 min for us to get our food. The servings were small, at best. We all ordered the pasta from the Brunch menu and were told they did not serve bread with the meal for the Brunch menu. I/we will not return, at least during the weekend when they only have a Brunch menu. When I was still working down town I visited the establishment on several occasions. Not sure what happened.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad gamble
    Dontgetoutmuch
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my wife and daughters (3 and 7) there for Mother's Day brunch. They were busy but there wasn't a line of people put the door. We expected brunch to take a while but from the time we ordered to finally receiving food it was an hour and 10 mins. We both ordered a brunch cocktail and the mimosa came out immediately but they forgot to make the bloody Mary that they claim to be famous for. They did have a station with someone doing nothing but making these drinks... Once we did receive the food it was marginal. The flavor and presentation was forgettable. Our server did nothing to reassure us that we would get food someday. No manager ever came around to check on patrons. My impression is that it is poorly run and they had 1 person cooking
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    Familydiners
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were seated pretty promptly for our 12:30 Mother's Day reservation. We sat inside, but the doors to the outdoor dining were open, and it was wonderful! We had the comfort of indoor dining, but felt like we were dining outdoors. Service was spot-on, and very attentive. Food took over an hour to reach our table, but it was fine, as we were engaged in great conversation with our 20 something sons! We enjoyed our time together, the ambiance and the service. We all thought our food could have been better, but my husband and I will plan to return in the future for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate