Arya Global Cuisine - Redwood City
Arya Global Cuisine - Redwood City

Arya Global Cuisine - Redwood City

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.aryarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6503674939
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily 11:30am-3:00pm
    Dinner: Su-Th 4:30pm-9:30pm; F-Sa 4:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Persian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Mike Hashemi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer Catering for all your special occasions. Whether it is just appetizers, our delicious wraps, kebabs, pasta specialties or seafood. Let us handle all of the details from set up to making every detail a memorable one. We offer many specialties from our Italian menu to our Persian Menu. We also do corporate delivery.
  • Entertainment: Enjoy great Italian music by Pasquale Esposito, belly dancing and Live Jazz music on Fridays & Saturdays. If you like to be away from it all, no problem! We feature private areas as well to be away from it all in your own private setting.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Theater Way/Middlefield
  • Public Transit: Down town Redwood City stop.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: You can park across the street at the public lot or on street. The public lot first hour and a half is free.
A word from Arya Global Cuisine - Redwood City
Welcome to ARYA, a place we call home. Arya is about a warm ambiance, many choices whether you love Italian or Persian Cuisine. Arya features seafood, steaks, chicken, kebabs, great salads, and pastas cooked to order, the best of healthy cuisine. We feature a fine selection of California and Italian wines. Delicious cakes and desserts, for every event, from our Tiramisu to our Persian style Baklava and Pistachio ice cream. For business, family, friends, and special celebrations, we love to make you feel special in our home. You will be comfortable in business or casual attire, enjoying our casually elegant environment. Children’s menus and high chairs are available. Take-out orders for home or business are a convenient way to dine. We also deliver. You will enjoy service from our warm and friendly staff. Live Music & Belly dancing on Fridays & Sat.
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Arya Global Cuisine - Redwood City reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (14)neighborhood gem (12)special occasion (11)great for lunch (11)fit for foodies (10)great for outdoor dining (8)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (5)romantic (4)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Disappointed Diners!!
    123DWS
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Fourth time eating at this restaurant- disappointment in the food and service. Filet Mignon was ordered medium but it came out well and was a bit tough. Salmon entrees were a bit dry and tasteless, and one had sauce on the bottom rather than on the top of the fish which would have been more tasty. Bread service should have been delivered immediately instead of coming with our appetizer. We had specified on our reservation that this was a Happy Birthday Dinner but nothing was done, nor were there any complimentary dessert. The bill took forever to come. Evening Highlight-the Belly Dancer was beautiful and talented. Told my guests that the food here was outstanding but had "egg on my face" as we were all clearly disappointed in this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, convenient to the movies
    David
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Food was tasty and came quickly. (The place was almost deserted at the time we went.) We shared an order of pomegranite-pistachio meatballs, which we enjoyed. It was plenty for two light eaters. We also shared a beet salad (actually an ordinary lettuce salad with beet slices) which they split for us without needing to be asked. Rice was a little greasy for my taste. Service was little overly attentive.
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  • Parentsof4
    Parentsof4
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We found Arya online and liked the menu. The hostess was very friendly and sat us right away ( we had a reservation). Our waiter was also very friendly and patient. When I couldn't decide between 2 wines, he brought me a sample of each. Everything we had was flavorful, the appetizer, salad, main course and of course dessert! We definitely will come back to try other items on the menu! And, as a vegetarian I was happy with all the choices on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Eve go-to
    foodie
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    When I struck out trying to find an Asian restaurant open on Christmas Eve, I was elated to find Arya was not only open, it was right next door to the theater we were going to. At first we chose to sit at a booth, but as soon as we sat down, we realized it was a bit uncomfortable, so we switched to a table. This was better, but still not truly comfortable as it was against a wall & near the entrance. Service was pleasant but a bit spotty; for example, the waiter who brought the Caesar salad asked us if we would like pepper & when I said yes, he disappeared & never came back. The food we ordered was very good & we were happy with the house red wine. I thought the salad, the chicken dish and the tiramisu were particularly good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service ruined evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We are repeat customers. Love the food. Tonight our waitress rushed us, was rude about the fact we were there for a relaxing meal. There were several empty tables, no need to rush us. It ruined our holiday out with family. We voiced over and over we were not in a rush and she repeatedly made us feel uncomfortable we were not moving along at the pace SHE expected. This attitude started from the moment we sat down. Sad. Won't return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch for Two
    Menehune
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Arya is a lovely place to have a quiet lunch for a special occasion. We went on a weekday. Service was what you would expect at a industry rated 5-star restaurant. The food was delicious, but not any better than other Persian restaurants I've tried. One tiny draw back is the price. It's a tad high for lunch. Try it! It might be in your budget for an everyday meal. I would go back if someone else paid.
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    special occasion
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  • Empty Sat 9:30pm, food is subpar
    RaduVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We were shocked to be the only ones in 9:30pm Saturday, when they are supposed to have belly dancing! The place looks bright, airy, modern and clean. The owner courteously showed us to a table, the waiter was polite, friendly and professional. The Pomegranate and Pistachio Meatballs were interesting (although too sweet for my taste), the Tadig (= crispy rice) with 2 different sauces was un-eatable. The rice in the Soltani kebab was left on the plate . The Fettucine al Frutti di Mare swam in tomato sauce so thick it overpowered everything else. It all tasted like eating chunky tomato sauce out of a can :( Decent selection of wines, but there is no draught beer. With a decent cook, this could be a nice restaurant.
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  • friendship fare
    Mechuda
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Met a friend for dinner and it was perfect! Food was delicious, wait staff was very attentive and the overall experience very pleasant. we were able to enjoy yummy food, good wine, juicy conversation and the decor of the place made for a conversation start. definitely recommend. We went on Wed evening after movie show, so not packed or noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere, quiet inside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    Nice atmosphere, quiet inside with charming decor. Excellent service. Great food and reasonably priced. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Persian rice dish with lamb
    TravellerVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Persian rice dish with lamb and the shish-ke-bobs were very good. Nice atmosphere and attentive service.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Foodlover
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Met a girlfriend here for dinner prior to seeing a movie. Service was at best lacking. We were in a hurry and the guy never came back and checked on us after bringing us our meal. Mine was cold, so wanted to send it back. Hailed down another server who took my food to zap it, but it never came back for the longest time. Finally got it and my friend was almost finished. We ordered a glass of wine and it was barely a serving - a few sips and that was about it. Would be nice to get at least a 6 oz serving of wine when ordering a glass at prices one has to pay. Don't know if I will go back since there are so many other great restaurants to choose from in the Bay Area. Food was good, but cold.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Fodd and Entertainment
    MROpen
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. The belly dancer made it even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for special occasion & groups
    Maryna
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    My friends and I loved the place, where we gathered for bday celebration. It was hard to find a classy romantic place with good variety of food, good for a big group (18 people), and I was lucky to find Arya on Yelp. The setting, food, and service were outstanding. Highly recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most enjoyable dinner
    Zygo
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    I have been to Arya twice and enjoyed it both times. First visit was with a large group for a holiday party and they had excellent service for a group of about 75 in their rear dining room. The second visit was with a group of three and equally enjoyable. We all enjoyed the Persian food with the belly dancer performing towards the end of our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • have been there many times
    doggaVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    have been there many times service and food always good
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet restaurant
    LeungVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    I like the tiger shrimp and curry chicken stew, but I do not like the soup and dessert. No Cocktail either. Good choice on weekdays if you like quietness.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    PetersonFamily
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Perfectly flavored and cooked chicken and filet mignon kabobs, fantastic rice. We were so full we didn't have room for dessert! Happy to find a new (for us) restaurant in the neighborhood! We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Persian/Mediterranean food
    JoelVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    A wonderful experience learning of many tasty and scrumptious Persian dishes. Tasty and flavorful spices add to the experience. Loved the seafood kebab and lamb shank and basmati rice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not great.
    Evrodude
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Good food, good service. No hard liquor, unfortunately. But they have a decent wine list. No parking validation, but decent parking rates in the area or free street parking a short walk away.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice ambiance, service great
    EricVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The ambiance was nice and our server was really attentive (but not overly so). The chicken in my dish was fantastic, but the flavored rice wasn't so much. Overall, we had a good time, I would give the food a second chance and order something different.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The lunch menu is great: large
    ShariVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    The lunch menu is great: large portions but at a reasonable price. (dinner is more!) The cornish hen was very moist and delicious. So were the grape leaves. Just be sure to check your bill.....mistakes were made.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always enjoy the service and
    doggaVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    always enjoy the service and food . Love the kabobs and especially the sauce they provide for the bread. It has the right amount of heat. Love this place
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Restaurant
    luv2dine88
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Took friend's sister for her birthday was a first time there and will definitely go back. We loved the food and the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and great service...
    MarkRVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Delicious food and great service...what more could one ask for? Also, their Redwood City location is very conveniently located near the Courthouse Square, making it the perfect place to stop off for a nice meal before a summer concert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arya Global Cuisine
    yvonnecapVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    Arya is located in downtown Redwood City and is great for groups and lunch. This place often has no wait and open seating, so it is a perfect place to take a last minute group for a lunch meeting or outing. The kebabs here are pretty good. Sometimes a bit overdone, but generally good and very well seasons. The staff is nice and courteous and the outdoor seating offers a pleasant opportunity to people watch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rare 5 star restaurant
    123DWS
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    Our dining experience was outstanding from the moment we walked in the door. We were greeted promptly and taken to a nice booth away from the hot setting Sun. The waiter was very cordial and attentive throughout our evening. He explained the cuisine makeup and allowed wife to make substitutions as she is pre-diabieted and is veryfussy about the food she eats. She had Salmon wich was cooked to perfection. It was very moist and had a taste of freshness without the fishyness. I had lamb kebobs which was the best I've ever eaten. It was so very tender, juicy, and would melt in your mouth with each bite. It was better than Filet Mignon. We will return soon to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    BritinUSA
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    First time eating here, food was wonderful. Great service, attention to detail.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st visit, will return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Very enjoyable dinner before going to a show at RC Fox. The server had helpful suggestions, and the food arrived hot and as described. A good addition to Redwood City's growing restaurant scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Always good / fresh-a new favorite!
    lovesfcaVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    We had the pleasure of a first time dining experience at Araya a few months ago, and have now become "regulars". The food is fresh, they have some authentic dishes you cannot easily find other places. The dip for the bread is truly unique and has become a favorite of ours, it's addicting. We have attended for both small, large group, and special brunches including prix fixe menus and definitely recommend Arya. The only reason service is only 4 stars is sometimes it has been a little slow. The exception to that is Vino, he is absolutely exceptional, knowledgeable about the cuisine, and quite frankly equally responsible for our continued returns as his great service is part of what makes us love Araya all the more. Highly Recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have never had a bad meal here!
    lovesfcaVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Arya is just a great experience all around. The food is great and you can try some very interesting dishes or they still offer more traditional items for those who are not as adventurous. The staff is knowledgeable and I continue to bring new people here who in turn have also become repeat customers. The service is sometimes slow (but we've also had outstanding service on other occasions) so I'd still recommend them without any hesitation as the food is fresh and consistently great every time we visit. A real find in redwood city especially if you are looking for a great meal before a movie or show at the fox.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We order Chicken Kebab with
    GuessVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    We order Chicken Kebab with Rice, the chicken was OK, but the rice was very sour and doesn't taste good. The Caesar salad was a little fishy and the flat bread was cold.
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  • Great Persian w/good veg choices
    Vegi
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    I had the excellent salmon with cherry sauce. My wife had a veggie kabobs with a very good cherry rice. Dessert were very good too and there was some Italian dishes for the less adventuress in your party. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Persian and Italian food
    Sebo
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    It was one of the hottest days of the year - Arya was great because they have plenty of indoor seating and AC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good overall
    AHMMPM
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Great service. Good overall good but not best. Worth going for sure. Would ditch the belly dancing since its not a persian tradition.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never had Persian food before .....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    and we will definitely be back for more. I had an excellent Persian soup; lovely combination of tastes and flavors. Flatbread was served with a piquant sauce; shish kebabs were of the highest quality. I opted for one of the Persian stews; worked beautifully with the rice. And the desserts were truly exceptional. Go for the chocolate covered sorbet. You won't be disappointed. The service was excellent; the waiter knowledgeable and informative, to help guide your selection.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, choices, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    Excellent food, choices, and reasonable prices. Great wine list. Lots of parking across the street.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing!!
    AnJo
    Dined on 6/17/2013
    Most of the items we asked for were not available...they were out of it...(even the chocolate syrup for the ice cream!!!) Food was so mediocre...appetizer plates were way too small..bruscetta plate had only 4 small slices of bread in it !!!! Falafel which is known for mediterranean cuisine..tasted so bad..looks like it was re-fried.. Overall..a very disappointing experience !!
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  • A great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Our group of 17 had dinner at Arya following a college graduation and everyone loved it. Their wide menu accommodates all tastes including those who didn't want anything spicy. Great combination appetizer plates, nice wine selections, flavorful entrees and friendly service. A wonderful ending to a day of celebration.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This conveniently located
    EDWARDVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    This conveniently located restaurant is a wise choice for diners shopping at the Sequoia Center and/or attending a movie at Century 20. The food is a mixture of Italian and Persian, yet everything that we ordered had good flavor and the service was attentive. While the outside dining is on a street corner with little pedestrian traffic, Arya Global was a pleasant dining experience and I would not hesitate to return if the opportunity presented itself.
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    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strange Mix
    minman
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    It was a weird mix of Persian and Italian. Eating Persian food while listening to Opera music was strange. I got the Fesenjoon, which was good and solid but not spectacular. Calamari was pretty good. The wine list was so-so. Service was very prompt and had good recommendations/insights. Nothing was wrong but for the same money, there are many other better options.
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