Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.novopizzeria.com/
  • Phone: 6047362220x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday : 11:30 am - 3:00 pm;
    Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact us for private dining & larger parties. For larger parties we can accommodate up to 35 people. Pre-fixed menu options available.
  • Private Party Contact: Carmine Paradiso 6047290216x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burrard & 6th
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Underground paid parking also available
A word from Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar
What do you get when you take two guys who grew up in East Vancouver from humble backgrounds, have a love of Italian food and a desire to bring a little something different to the Vancouver food scene? Let's call it a recipe for success.
To do something right takes time. Years of huge Sunday meals with their families, Pizza Making courses in New York City run by master baker, Peter Reinhardt and relentless planning to create NOVO Pizzeria & wine bar.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (49)fit for foodies (25)romantic (19)great for outdoor dining (18)good for groups (15)notable wine list (15)great for lunch (15)special occasion (9)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (4)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Patio beside the gardens is lovely!
    GeoffSetter
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We love their beet salad with hazelnuts and goat cheese. It's enough for 2 to share as an appetizer. Their verdura cotto pizza is delicious. Wine is available by the glass, 1/2 litre or bottle. Would like to see a 9 oz. option like Joey's someday. Homemade sangria and white sangria would be perfect with their menu in the summer. Their white chocolate crème brûlée is a delight- the presentation very foodie...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant with no food
    AnitaVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were quite disappointed with my experience at Novo. We were there on a Tuesday night by 7. Everything we wanted to order were not available as they were "sold out." I could understand having some of your staple menu items sold out with it were 9, even 8 at night. There were not enough servers working. I found it to be ridiculous that we had to keep waving our server down for more drinks and it took 15 minutes to get them. I can't say that I would come back nor would I be surprised if they close in the near future.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    iluvpizza
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We are regulars at Novo and look forward to a pizza and salad dinner before or after a movie next door at the theatre. We have discovered the potatoe pizza and rustic salad and it is consistantly fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Novo, bravo!
    LoMYsVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My husband and I are self proclaimed pizza addicts and search the globe for that perfect pie. Novo did not disappoint and it's great for us to have another go-to pizza place in the city - especially (such a good) one that's open on a Sunday night late, in a neighborhood we can take a walk in before or after our meal, and can find parking. The service was truly refreshing, and since we sat at the kitchen bar we had an opportunity to watch the chef make our pizzas. She really takes pride in her work, and it shows. Try it. You'll like it... a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for large groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Held a birthday dinner here for 14 people and the staff were extremely accommodating and attentive. Food came quickly, water was always refilled and they were very efficient with the billing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Opentable cheque=2nd class citizen
    5mealsadayVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It was our first time at this restaurant. The experience was good (good food, adequate service, great little patio seating area) until we presented the opentable cheque when we asked for the bill. Our server immediately gave us the attitude like we are 2nd class citizens and dismissed the cheque saying they don't accept it. We found it strange but didn't argue. Unexpectedly, the waiter came back, asked for the opentable cheque and said they would take it (he was not apologizing).... he made us feel like we begged for something. My husband still gave him a more than adequate tip - I wish he hadn't.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Food but Service needs work
    Love2Dine
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Booked a table for 7 thru for a Friday evening @ 7:30pm. Had to call the restaurant a few hours before to adjust seating to 6. Young lady who answered genuinely appreciated my call. Server (Keely) came by within 2-3 minutes of being seated to drop off menus, fresh sheet and wine list. Tap ice water was also quickly provided. Assigned server was professional & knowledgeable about the menu when asked for suggestions between 2 different salads & pizzas. Food arrived slower than expected but food quality was very good. Pizzas, beet salad and creme brulee were hits. A heavy-set male server dropped off 2 beet salads but when we asked about 2 additional beet salads that we ordered, he seemed confused then tersely dismissed us and walked off.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine & Movie Combo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great to go with my partner before heading to the movie next door and he is very picky of places! Also, great to meet my girlfriends before and after the movie to catch up on things with each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service , not the best food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Service was fantastic, wine menu was great, but food was aweful, had a pizza and it was just sloppy and watery and not appealing at all. Would not attend again
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    Lynnb
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    It was a really hot Vancouver night, so off to Pizza and the movies. So convenient to have them both next door. We've been there recently and had a great beet salad, their DOP Marguerita pizza, which was absolutely best Marguerita pizza I can remember. Perfect. But the cannoli! Fabulous! Made to order, so they don't get soggy, dipped each end in pistachio. Heaven! We sat in our favourite area (by the wine cellar area). It was 5:30 pm (going to a 7:30 movie, so don't like to be hurried when we eat). Looking for our next movie so we can go back for the pizza and cannoli again. Soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy Pizza Joint
    cinna
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My boyfriend and I decided to try this place out on a Friday The atmosphere was somewhat fancy but not overly pretentious. The waiter was prompt, and informative. We ordered the Proscuitto & Argula and special Margherita pizza (higher quality cheese). I ordered a glass of Prosecco which was decent, however I could have splurged for an appy for the price of the drink! The ingredients were extremely fresh and flavours were nice however the pizza was cold when we received it. We understood that the pizza is only cooked for a short time in the wood-burning oven however we expected some warmth on arrival which is why we took off a star. The pizzas were decently sized and we liked the thin crust. Next time will likely check out the pastas/salads.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French kiss
    Sunshine
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Went with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday and had a nice table on the patio. Every dish had a nice surprising twist that I wasn't expecting (except the pizza, which was excellent anyway and didn't need a "twist" to impress), from the olives and cheese on the charcuterie board to the dessert. Our group decided to share two creme brûlées after our meal, which I have to say, were the most interesting and yummy brûlées I've ever had. They had a little gift at the bottom under the custard layer, some smooth paste with such a delicious flavour and texture we couldn't get enough. It was almost like a soft French kiss. I have been here before and always really enjoy the pizza, but this latest visit really made me very happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • braveheart
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Pleasant, attentive service; good, affordable food; relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatnow
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our waiter knew the menu well and was able to describe the dishes. Everything was fresh. The flavour combinations for the pizzas were excellent (barrata and proscuitto with arugala). The only disappointment was the caesar salad. It was a bit tasteless. The panzanella salad was wonderful. The hazelnut creme brulee was a perfect way to end a delicious, relaxed meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite empty at lunchtime
    gstarr
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    There were only a few other covers while we were dining. The only complaint was the that music was too loud making it hard for some of my colleagues to hear the conversation around the table. Almost all had salads which looked great and the truffle pasta was delicious. Service was done by one person who was a little stretched with our table of 6 and 3 other tables. But she did a good job.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The golden beet salad was good though rather expensive, with the beets playing a prominent role (no "where's the beet" with this one). We also shared the mushroom pizza, zipped up with added chili oil and pepper flakes, and the creme brulee with orange granita. Service was fine, though it took longer than expected to get the dessert and the bill, and we made it to the movie next door just in time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favourite Pizza
    iluvpizza
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My ideal evening is a movie at the 5th Avenue theater and dinner at Novo. I have yet to find another place that makes pizza that tastes so good. I am always excited to bring a friend to try out the food. Keep up the delicious work. I am a regular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed my meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I've enjoyed pizza and pasta at Novo. Both meals were excellent! I will go again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pizza and patio
    GeoffSetter
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Check in on Foursquare for free dessert... Patio is lovely when the weather is nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    ggleitch
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I found the restaurant to be charming and very quaint. It did remind me in some ways of the places I visited in Tuscany. The food is really good and genuine Italian. The server was very skilled, unfortunately very busy and so not so attentive. So European. A good night though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding pizza and service
    Yaletown4foodies
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We went to Novo for a romantic casual date night. The service was excellent and the food was memorable, as usual. We started with an inspired caprese salad with amazing balsamic pearls on top -wow, yummy. The pizza "special" was perfect and delicious. Their wood-fired pizza is the BEST in Vancouver. Then a perfect al denté spaghetti ai olio. The bar tender helped us pick a great Italian red blend. Great meal, great price. We'll be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lkchance
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The pizzas are handmade and absolutely delicious. So many choices and they're all so good. They had a hazelnut creme brûlée that was to die for. They even have a monthly wine club to celebrate wines from different regions of Italy. I'll definitely be back to this place for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meal in a great spot
    MikeylikesitVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We dined at Novo Pizzeria on Mother's Day. There were a number of large groups there but the service was great and the food was delicious. The restaurant also sits next to a beautiful public garden.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Found this restaurant on Open table and we thought we would try it out. Great food!! We will be back:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favourite
    iluvpizza
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    One of my favorite things to do is: go see a movie at the Fifth Avenue Theatre then dine next door at Novo. Every pizza is delicious, the house salad is a must; add a glass of wine and its a perfect evening. Their creme brulle is a prize winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just a fantastic dinner
    weluv2dineout
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Food is fresh and delicious, service is great. We had a fantastic dinner. This is one of our best restaurant in Vancouver.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great food and service. It is to noisy but I don't know what you can do about that.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay restaurant.
    likefood14
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The overall environment in the restaurant could be spruced up to make it a little less cafeteria-like. The windows could use a good cleaning as there were fingerprints and marks on the doorway. The salad was very good and our pizzas were okay - nice and crispy on the rim, however the crust was soggy in the middle. The set selection of pizzas was fairly small. You can add various toppings for a price. Our server was extremely pleasant and helpful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    No menus given when we were seated, 2 pizzas ordered, only one pizza arrived , two ordered, and when 2nd pizza arrived it was the wrong one, had to be ordered again, so much for a dinner with a friend, bad all around.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 175 reviews are from the Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • Updated Italian Comfort Food
    GeoffSetter
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Awesome pizzas and salads, huge meatballs like Nonna never made, and a variety of wines to match. Dessert presentation was gorgeous. Busy for before cinema, so reservations are advised. Open kitchen makes for a bright feel, and the pizzas are authentic. Noise level is moderate, and service attentive and genuine. Not fancy or pretentious, but delicious. Patio is perfect on a balmy evening in summer.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Novo Review
    Flicksforchicks
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Attentive service with good food - we have been meeting for dinner before the 5th Avenue theatre for years. We meet for a quick dinner before the movie and then return to debrief over coffee and desert. Novo accomodates us easily through on-line reservations, location and reliable attentive service with some really great specials to choose from!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Wood Fired Pizza
    Lisa
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This is one of two pizza places that we frequent that offer wood fired pizzas. You have to try the potato pizza!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great great pizza....great service......desserts are to die for! Always enjoy it all when I go there!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    TomR
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This is my wife's and my favourite restaurant in town. Best margarita pizza in Vancouver - at least since our trip from Sorrento! Great staff. Great wine. Great atmosphere. We are always recommending it to friends We try no to come TOO often because it's special. But whenever we do it's always something to look forward to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Better Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The pizzas at Novo are very good. Traditional Italian style pizzas that have a great mix of flavours. Wouldn't have minded a few more menu options for the more carnivorous but what we had was excellent. The salads and appetizers were also a big hit with our group. The service was excellent, a mix of old world respect with a good sense of humour to keep things light, but without imposing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a meal out before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Perfect for a meal out before the movies (Firth Avenue is right next door). Best to make a restervation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Nice Find
    Earl
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Having walked by here many times, I am surprised that I haven't tried this place before. The food is exceptional and comes surprisingly fast. Customer service is friendly despite it being a very busy place. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza
    Diner
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Novo delivers their menu items to perfection. This restaurant repeatedly delivers a high quality of pizza, salads and Italian foods. The meatballs are superior as was the antipasto platter. Will be ongoing patrons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food and Service but..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very good - highly recommended except for the loud-ish techno music that was completely inappropriate for the setting. Otherwise, a great Italian restaurant experience - great food with attentive service from a number of servers. Many nice little touches. Except for the very odd choice of music for a Valentine's day evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We made early reservations because it was Valentines Day and we figured they'd be busy. It was still fairly quiet when we arrived at 5:30, but it quickly became clear that they were anticipating a crowd and wanted us out of the way. Service was head-spinning fast--food and drink arrived within 2 minutes of ordering. I'm not even sure how they got the food ready so quickly! Sadly, our server tended not to check in on us during the meal, so I was unable to turn in the drastically over salted calimari. By the time someone came to clear the plates, the evidence had been eliminated by my sodium addicted spouse. We'll go back again, as I'm sure this eve was an anomaly, but this visit was not up to their usual standard.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic