Timo Restaurant & Bar
Timo Restaurant & Bar

Timo Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.timorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3059361008
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Tim Andriola
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Emily Byrd 3059361008
  • Special Events: for 31.December 2010 : 1st seating at 5pm - 7:30pm ; 1st seating 3 courses pre-fixed menu or ala card.
    1st seating Customers must leave before 9pm.
    2nd seating starts at 9:15 pm 4 course pre-fixed menu included midnight toast and party favor.

    Wine-pairing is available.

    CC is required for both seatings

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 176th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking complimentary and self-parking.
A word from Timo Restaurant & Bar
Inspired food, carefully selected wines, attentive service and beautiful decor combine to create a memorable dining experience at Timo.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Timo Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (41)fit for foodies (32)special occasion (20)notable wine list (19)good for groups (12)romantic (10)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (7)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Food good, service poor
    ReneeVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We arrived and were seated on time. I had to "collar" a waitor after 15 minutes, to order a cocktail. Brad and butter had to be requested after another 10 minutes. The food was good. The pizza excellent. We shared as an appetizer. My wife had tuna, grilled and rare. I had a cod dish that was perfectly cooked. I would have given the restaurant 4 or 5 stars if the service was better.
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  • Consistently Good
    Lastnight
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Timo is truly a neighborhood gem. Food is always well prepared and well served. I love their thin crust pizza appetizer, the beet salad, the gnocchi and their signature plate, the branzino, but last night the cod was delicious. The ambience is very chic and refined. Prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-rated
    FoodCritic
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Not sure what others see in this place. Over priced, over-rated, nothing special. I guess in the dessert any water hole looks good.
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  • Our dinner group became 8,the
    canadianfoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Our dinner group became 8,the weather was rainy,and we wanted a great meal closer to home.I checked out Timo (our neighbourhood fav )and solved everything in one fell swoop ! We had a big square table for 8 and the food was wonderful ! We ordered drinks and set to work !The fried oyster salad,along with simpler salads for the dieters,were shared as starters.Branzino (cooked in a parchment paper)was ordered by many,along with seared tuna on a bed of fennel,and tomato(perfect).Everything was was tasty,and beautifully plated.One of our friends(a fussy eater) said this was her best meal so far in South Florida ! All in all,food,drinks,service and above all having everyone sharing in the conversation was a major hit ! Thanks to management !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    VIP2VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Regular menu item Branzino in parchment is excellent. Portion is small so a side or appetizer is recommended. Skip the butternut squash. Evening special of Chilean Seabass was reported by table mates to be good with the exception of the dollup of American caviar on the top that overpowered the fish. Interesting menu. Will definitely go back to try other items.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Timeless Timo never disappoints
    RinraterVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    I've been going to Timo's for years and it only gets better. Even during the busy holiday season where some restaurants fall below par due to the crowds, Timo was still superior. They honored the reservation, and the food and service was outstanding! And the place was packed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good restaurant
    JOELVIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Positives - consistently good food; very good service; nice ambiance. Negatives - restaurant is usually packed and extremely noisy; difficulty in getting good table because most tables are crowded together and hostesses seem to keep booths for their favourite people. We have been refused a booth several times even when there were 3 or 4 empty booths. Nevertheless, it's worth going to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service was terrible - 1 hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    service was terrible - 1 hour wait with a reservation!
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  • What a place
    DRSEagle
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We have been to Timo's many times and have never had a bad dish. We like to go for special occasions or when we have friends in town. This last time was both. Most of us ordered a fish meal and loved them, my sister said we have to come back before they take the cod off the menu. The butternut squash and the cauliflower soup are worth writing home about (or at least writing a review about)...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need to fix customer relations
    FoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    We used to be regulars but stopped because they seemed not to care when mistakes made. This can ruin even the best of food. We shared a pasta dish - inedibly salty. We sent it back for a new one. A quick "I'm sorry"&nothing more. If someone in kitchen had tasted it, they would have been shocked. We were with kids&asked for their food to come with the appetizers. It did not even though the server checked to find out what happened. Again, quick apology. Other misfires as well. At a restaurant like this, an offer of dessert or even taking the pasta dish or something off the bill is appropriate. Last time, over 35 minute for our table, again with nothing to placate us. It's simply not good customer relations. At these prices, it's not OK!!
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  • Lovely food
    Tufty
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We have been coming to Timos since it opened. The food quality is excellent and the food tastes lovely.mgreat service especially by Gary at front of house. Always worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always measures up.
    Deania
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Strong point of Timo is that it's always predictably good. No negative surprises. Well-prepared and tasty food, served with pleasant and attentive service. We comfortably bring friends there. Strongly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Timo, Not to be missed!
    SilverSueVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Excellent dining, creative food, artfully presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome experience
    DonnyandMarieVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    One of the best foie gras appetizers I have had, bar none. Fish was excellent, service great. This place is a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Timo is THE restaurant in Sunny Isles Beach. Terrific service and wonderfully prepared food. In a word, delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More care about reservations needed
    FoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    We had a delicious dinner but the evening started off very badly. We were told we might have to wait 10 or 15 minutes for our table. This can happen. But we ended up waiting a full 30 minutes and it seemed like the restaurant staff was avoiding talking to us because of this. We were the only ones waiting so offering us a pre-dinner drink on the house would have been a very nice gesture or someone coming to our table during dinner and asking us if we were enjoying our dinner and apologizing for the wait also would have been welcome. Being a little apologetic or gestures of good will can make a lot of difference on final impressions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent restaurant!! Been
    MichyVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Excellent restaurant!! Been going to Timo for 10 years. We ordered the Caesar salad, and both had skirt steak for dinner. Too full for dessert though, choices were great. Great date night place.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We Enjoyed Our Visit to Timo
    BlueCollarFoodCriticVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Our reservation was for 6:30pm. First, we had the foie gras crostini with caramelized oranges & fleur de sel. There were three small two bite pieces each on a crostini. It was a bit pricy at $19 but I wanted to try it, and it was very delicious. I can't eat much more than a taste of foie gras anyway. We then had the black and white pizza with fresh ricotta, mozzarella, provolone and truffle oil and a bit of black truffles. Very crispy crust and very delicious. We shared a main course of bacon wrapped pork tenderloin with cippolini onions, apple chutney, and fingerling potatoes. It was a large portion easy to share. Dessert was out of this world! Candied pineapple, ice cream, bananas, forgot what it was called but, it was just great.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • We took family who were visiting
    Spike
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    We took family who were visiting from out-of-state and who hadn't been to TIMO before. We had excellent, food and service and we all enjoyed it thoroughly. We had a great waiter who made the evening a lot of fun.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Not so good this time
    MSFrancoVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We have been a couple of time to Timo and the food has always been good and carefully prepared. This time was one of those nights that Murphy was around. We had invited another couple to dine with us and was a disappointment to all of us. The small dishes were ok but the main dishes were missing taste and one even had a slight problem to it, that they did not charge us for it but they did not went the extra mile to leave a better impression, The worst is that was in the dish of one of our guests. We will be back again and hope all will go well this time.
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    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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  • Food good, service was poor
    JKMiamiVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We've been to Timo countless times, due to its delicious food, casual yet sophisticated atmosphere and good service. Last night the service was terrible, food took forever to get to the table, server confused my order and barely apologized and honestly, seemed he couldn't be bothered with us. He lost interest as soon as we didn't order wine or drinks. He then proceeded to automatically add an 18% tip. We didn't lower it but I did alert the hostess. Food was pretty good but not outstanding as it usually is. Soup was too salty, pizza was a bit dry, but I am willing to give it another try, provided I get a different server next time I go there.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Timo never fails. I love it's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    Timo never fails. I love it's New York ambiance, and its fine service, which is why I chose it to celebrate my birthday. I had the skirt steak which was cooked exactly as I ordered, and was tender and delicious. And fortunately, it's right here in my neighborhood.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bright spot in Sunny Isles Beach
    24dinnerVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    Don''t think twice when deciding on where to go for dinner tonight. After reviewing the diverse menu selections, you will have difficulty deciding between a fabulous" Mediteranean Branzino " in Parchment Paper or a Skirt Steak prepared to your liking,with awesome russet fries. The mushroom Rissoto makes a great appetizer and you must end this culinary adventure with either " Baked Alaska " or " Macadamia Brittle " [ really unique ]. Come back often as the menu changes every three months and when suggestions are needed, Gary is always there to help with your selection . The " One and Only " Timo's always makes it an evening to remember.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suprisingly excellent!
    Zygomate
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We pick Timo because we were staying at Acqualina and the restaurant was conveniently located across the hotel. However, we didn't expect to be such a treat to the palate. The foie gras was succulent, as the mozzarella tomatoes and eggplant cooked in a clay dish. For main course we had the gnocchi, one of the best we ever had. And to top it off we shared a baked Alaska. We highly recommend this neighborhood gem.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best in Sunny Isles
    AlpH
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    Whether you leave in North Miami Beach or visiting the area as a tourist, Timo is a gem you need to visit to taste the amazing appetizers, incredible main courses and out of this world deserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Poor Customer Service
    finedine
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    The dining experience at Timo's was sub par conversely, the actual server was super nice. The octopus appetizer was too salty and my mother's order was delivered incorrectly on 2 occasions. Once after she specified she was allergic to the eggplant and second the pizza only had half of the toppings on it. The least that should have happened was for the manager to come over and apologize for the mistakes and offer something, anything in response to satisfy the customer. Needless to say I will not be returning to Timo's. Anyone can make a mistake but just on principle I will not be going back to dine in that restaurant!
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  • Good food and service
    tcbrooklyn
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We ate here after reading a few reviews we were very happy with the food and the wine list.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for us
    SpikeKitty
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Timo is nice inside except I did not like that there are two large TVs showing two different sports games in view of the dining room. The waiter left us cold. When asked what he recommended between two fish dishes, instead of going into detail about the dishes he basically said what ever I like with an unhelpful tutorial of the fish. Entrees had a nice presentation. The swordfish was underdone. The steak was a bit more underdone than ordered. The Brussels sprouts were mushy and had an off taste. Once finished we waited forever for table clearance and again for the check. To top it off, traffic is horrendous in this area. The place is very popular and was busy, but we won't venture back.
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  • Great food and good service,
    StevenLLC
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Great food and good service, overall great restaurant. Would highly recommend the black and white pizza app
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special evening
    FPI123
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    It was a special evening for my birthday with my boyfriend. I looked online at Open Table for a new Italian restaurant and found this gem of a local restaurant. The creamy soup, creative entree, and rich dessert were all amazing. Also I can't say enough about the ambiance and service. The waiters and manager just couldn't do enough to make the evening memorable. FPI
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie heaven!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    For us it's a neighborhood gem....but I'd drive across town for this place! Timo has not only out-survived many restaurants....it's thrived! Always has a great ambiance and energy...and yes, the food is spectacular. Their Roma Tomatoes & Cheese baked in a clay pot is deleeesh. The White Asparagus w/Fried Egg is delectable, as is the Foie Gras. We sometimes run in for a beautiful glass of wine and the Black & White Pizza (high quality cheese and shaved black truffle). The menu goes on with tons more choices....great fish/seafood options, steaks, chicken and more. Have not met a dish there that we, or and gusts we've brought haven't just loved. Okay...now I'm craving me another visit Timo visit!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Timo has evolved into a South
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    Timo has evolved into a South Florida gem. It is as good if not better than any top ranked Manhattan bistro. The food, service and ambiance are five-star.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    luvgf
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    We have always had a fantastic meal at this restaurant. Highly recommend it. Recently went and tried the Miami Spice menu, and the others ate from the regular menu. We were all pleased with our selection, food was great. Although crowded, they do not rush you through a meal, such that I had a reservation and had to wait 20 min for a table. Order the foie gras appetizer, one of the best things on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Had pizza appetizer, was thin
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Had pizza appetizer, was thin crust and delicious. For main course I had the Bronzino baked in a parchment with asparagus. It was the best I've ever had!
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    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service did not match quality of fo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Had to ask for receptionist, waitress inattentive and we did not receive a side dish. On reservation told them it was my 61st birthday, no acknowledgement
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  • Good Food
    Teacher
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    We had drinks that are big, 2 appetizers and we split the Yellow tale fish. It was serves as an even split with the vegetables perfectly prepared. It was a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was very good. We
    Chathamfoodie
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    Service was very good. We recommend the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin with cippolini onions and peach caponata and the Beef tenderloin with gorgonzola and rapini.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seems to be getting even better
    DisgustedVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    Food, service, overall experience was even better than usual.
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Reliably great
    SkinnyLizard
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Foods good, service attentive without being intrusive, and they accommodate requests for menu changes. We were late but they were really nice about it and just acted glad we came at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Timo
    Tony
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    I heard a lot about this restaurant, so i went to lunch on my wedding aniverssary only to find an average food, and a mediocre service, where you have to ask for everything from water or bread, even thought, there were only three couples in the restaurant, and i top of all to make me feel rushed to make decisions in my food selection because"the kitchen is closing at 2.00 pm" Needless to say i am very disappointed, don't worth the $130.00 a couple w/o drinks, neither the trip Tony the disappointed
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