Vincenzo Cucina Italiana
Vincenzo Cucina Italiana

Vincenzo Cucina Italiana

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.vincenzosorlando.com/
  • Phone: 4077454030
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Happy Hour for 4.00pm to 7.00pm Monday thru
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Vincenzo Navarra
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Behind Ripleys believe it or not
  • Public Transit: I Drive Trolley stops nearby.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking available in lot in front of restaurant.
A word from Vincenzo Cucina Italiana
We prepare delicious Italian cuisine that is full of flavor. Chef Vincenzo has put a lot of thought into the menu, seeking local ingredients and the best imported Items that makes it possible for him to create on a daily bases the best authentic dishes for our clientele which has followed the Navarra family in Orlando for the last 23 years.

The items on the menu range from Pasta, Steak, Poultry, Fish and our famous Stuffed Veal Chop. Our wine list is mainly Italian and California selections but also offers many choices from the private list, which represents some great finds from smaller winery from Italy and California.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Vincenzo Cucina Italiana reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (33)good for groups (30)special occasion (29)romantic (25)neighborhood gem (25)notable wine list (24)great for outdoor dining (15)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (3)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Awesome food and service !!!
    prbaroniVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I visited Vincenzo for the first time today. I had my favorite dish, Risotto del Pescatore, Seafood Risotto, extremely tasty and the real Italian flavor was there. Claudio was the server, very gentle and welcomed my family on the very first minute, made us feel comfortable. I truly recommend this new restaurant in I Drive area.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great dinning
    Sara30
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Third time in this restaurant and the fist time we come my husband proposed me. I come from France and I'm very happy to know a real Italian restaurant with real Italian food. ( even half of the staff spak Italian so you real feel the charm of Italy ). This place is very nice if you are looking for a romantic time with your partner, a good dinner with your friend or just for a good meal. The bartender is very creative, I always ask him for an nonalcoholic cocktail and he always surliest me with something very good and different all the time.or me it's a fine dining and if I don't give 5 stars for the food it's because no food can be as real than in Italy. My husband and I recommend it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Eh
    justokaug2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The menu was promising, the experience was ultimately disappointing. We were the only people in the restaurant for an admittedly early reservation; they could not substitute spinach on one dish for ANY other vegetable - and then charged extra to make the side pasta. Other simple substitutions (or removals from the plate) were not accommodated. The food, once served, was only ok. There's better in the area. NOTE - I HAD TO CHECK A BOX FOR "RECOMMEND" ABOVE - there was nothing that was truly appropriate
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  • Great find!
    Tjames
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our family was looking for an Italian restaurant that was close to what we experienced recently in Italy. Although nothing can compare to the quality of real italian food this was the closest we have found! Great ambience and authentic food! Great wine list as well! Will definitely return.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traditional Italian at it's best!
    VinceVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We decided to check this place out because it was one of the few places open late (past 10pm) in the area. Service was amazing, constantly checked upon and the food was even better. You get traditional Italian from original homemade recipes by Chef Vincenzo (Chef Antonio's son who also had a great restaurant in Orlando). Highly recxomebded!
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tigerart299
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We found the staff to extremely helpful. Any request we made was accommodated. We would definitely come back. Food was excellent and priced fair.
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    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • Just OK
    TeriroseVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This is a new restaurant, and it is attractive. The food is decent, but nothing to write home about. There are other Italian restaurants in the area that are better. If I am in that part of town, I would rather go down the block to Maggiano's or Vito's. Servers were competent, but the food was slow coming out for no apparent reason. For some reason, the music played over the speakers was awful and did not fit with the ambience of an upscale Italian restaurant.
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    good for groups
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  • Not A Good Experience
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    There was only 1 other table in the restaurant and my meal (which was the "special")was cold. Server took it back to reheat and it came back with overcooked very soft pasta and veal very tough. My husband ordered a carbonara and got just cheese with a thick sauce which had no bacon, parsley, black pepper or anything else in it. The chef was chatting with the 1 other table in the restaurant; maybe he should have been in the kitchen. I would hate to see what happens when the restaurant is busy. There were 4 other tables there before we left. Certainly not worth the price or another trip.
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  • Wonderful
    CoolRanch
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The gnocchi were excellent! Restaurant and bathrooms were very clean.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Great experience
    Leslie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    While visiting Orlando we wanted to dine out for my friends birthday. We didn't want to go to another chain! They have great prices and a great server named Joey really gave it the Italian service you'd expect from a mom and pop restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice meal
    0928beVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Very authentic Italian dinning experience. Great food
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    special occasion
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  • Great dining experience
    Jess
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We visited Vincenzo's for a dinner in the midst of a trade show with long term business associates. The staff was attentive and accommodating; the food tasty and comforting after a long tiring day. I would highly recommend the restaurant for a relatively low key dinner with something on the menu to please everyone in the party.
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    good for groups
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  • Taste of Italy
    StephanieC
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    From our server to the excellent Italian wine to the perfect meal, we were both in awe of this place and so incredibly happy to find this gem on vacation. We were a bit hesitant when, at 6:30, we were nearly the only table in the place; the tables filled in, without it being so loud that we were yelling at each other (thank goodness!) The server made an amazing recommendation for a bottle of Chianti and we opted for the daily special: veal shank stuffed with buffalo mozzarella with a mushroom reduction and served over spinach and mashed potatoes. WHOAH.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Amazing Restaraunt
    Hawks9315
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I would definitely recommend eating at this restaurant to anyone in the Orlando area. The food is delectable and the wait staff is very professional and on top of things. I can honestly say that I had some of the best food I have ever had at this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant
    Opinion
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We went here with friends and we were all pleasantly surprised with how nice the atmosphere was and how wonderful the service and food was. We would definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not as good as advertised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Service was slow; we were never checked on. Not told all of the daily specials which we overheard at other tables. Appetizers: salad (good); stuffed eggplant (bad), which had an acid taste, so we could not eat it. Left most of it on the plate and the waiter didn't ask. Entrees: lobster ravioli (good); gnocchi (fair), which was the HOUSE special. The pasta itself was good but the sauce was bland and had no taste. Dessert: cannoli (fair) premade as the shell was soft; peach sorbet (fair) which was served with berries/berry coulis; no mention of it on the menu, as we would have said no because of a berry allergy that was in our reservation; loud party of 8 arrived later, drinking/yelling disturbing 8 other tables and no one cared.
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  • 5 Star +++++
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Outstanding new restaurant. Professional wait staff. Fresh fish served off the bone at the table - perfect lemon sauce. Easy drive near rlando/Disney.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must try!
    Joseph
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Fantastic new restaurant and I highly recommend it. The food and service was amazing...
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Very Good
    EricVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I traveled to Orlando on a business trip recently. We were looking for a restaurant off the tourist path and relied on the Open Table ratings in selecting Vincenzo's. Everything was very good, from service to food, ambiance and price. Would certainly recommend....
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    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Evening
    MikeyLikesIt
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We had a terrific meal and experience at Vincenzo's.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian
    PrudenceSpitfire
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Reserved a table here for dinner with my colleagues and was very surprised by the quality of the food. The warm bread is chewy and delicious, the salads are fresh, the pastas are clearly homemade, the sauces excellently executed and the portions generous without being obscene. Even the wine last had some nice surprises though I'd like to see more in the 40 dollar range. A surprisingly lovely experience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service! And clean!
    MNfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Food was great! Joey at the bar was the best host. The place is a real gem!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Best Italian in Orlando
    rhodaVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    So Happy to have found this great Italian restaurant. So good and real Italian not a chain like all the others in this town. Starting from the crisp hot delish bread with olive oil dipping sauce to the red sauce on any pasta or dish they serve. The antipasto was so good reminded me of what an antipasto should be. Pasta dinners were also great! Love the mussels here. Try the homemade gelato for dessert.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • A fabulous surprise
    lisabVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This hidden gem just off I Drive was the perfect change from all the chain restaurants inthe area, The decor is preffy nondescript but it he food and service are outstanding. Our group of ten had a fabulous time and ate and drank very well. The handsome bartender pours a great martini! We loved the caprese. Garlic bread, cannelloni special, all the pasts and the platter of desserts they put together for us, all in all it was a great experience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service the ambient is great.
    neft
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is the perfect place for a romantic dinning I have a wonderful time with my date and she also have a wonderful time and enjoy the wine and the food
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Italian in Orlando
    rhodaVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    You must try this newby here in Orlando if you live here. Food is outstanding as well as service The restaurant is beautiful with a wonderful wine list and full bar. The mussels are the best here in Orlando and the red sauce was so good I used a loaf of bread to sop it up. Had the stuffed calamare for dinner and the hubby had the grouper francise. So good this is my new Italian to go to from now on!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Italiana Perfetto
    chasVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We chose this restaurant due to the 1000 points offered on Open Table. We were just browsing for a good place for dinner. We are so glad we chose this one. The food is excellent, the staff are "real" Italians! I had the lasagna and it was as good as I have ever had. My wife had a pasta, lobster dish that she just loved. The tiramisu was very good, nice ending to the meal. There was a table of 12 seated near us, so they do accommodate large groups. There is outside seating, but it faces the parking lot, so we were not too interested in sitting outside. They have not been open very long. I don't think it will take much time at all to build a nice customer base. We will be back, and while there we purchased a gift card to give.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT place
    DaveS
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Service was outstanding - food was even better - highly recommended!
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Pricey for the quality. I was quite disappointed in the level of service for a party of 5.
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  • Sneaky waiter
    Abf039281
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food and wine were very good albeit a little overpriced. My biggest complaint would be the pushy upselling waiter. He filled our glasses with 2 bottles of 13 dollar water without asking if we wanted a second bottle. He also told us the bottle of wine we wanted was sold out but he had another that was only a few more dollars, it turns out the wine was 20 dollars more than the one we ordered. The total bill for 4 came out to $240. The food was good but not $240 good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new in area
    RichVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We really enjoyed dinner. New location. Service was great. Enjoyed the sausage and peppers appetizer. Seems more like a locals place than tourists
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • New Italians in the neighborhood
    suchacritic
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Compliments to the chefs-authentic Italian foods not typically seen in Orlando restaurants. Ordered the Brushetta al cinghiale appetizer & Pappardelle Cinghiale pasta -both perfectly prepared & delicious. Tonno appetizer just okay, but the Stinco Di Maile al forno was melt in your mouth cooked to perfection & served with porcini risotto & spinach. Skip the pear dessert go for gelato or a cake. Warning bottled water=$6.50! Italian Beer good choice to keep tab w/tip under $150. Service:a bit uneven, but this is a new restaurant with a terrific creative menu- may take a little time to work out the minor kinks. Hopefully the community will support food of this quality, however prices may keep this restaurant as a special night out place.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • very delicious
    foodiefool
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Attentive service, amazing food, a must go. The Pork Shank was out of this world, the lobster claw massive. A lot of variety on the menu and wine menu as well.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • visiting Orlando
    wiggles
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Tried this restaurant since it was rated highly in Trip Advisor. However, the food was very disappointing. Soup was too salty, fettuccine alfredo was drenched in a pool of butter and the clams in vongole were sparse . Dessert was outstanding - pear and chocolate ricotta pie. Should have figured that restaurant was not great when there were only a handful of tables full on a Saturday night where all other restaurants were crowded. Waiter was efficient and friendly.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Food was authentic good quality Italian. Difficult to find in Orlando
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 22 reviews are from the Vincenzo Cucina Italiana reviews archive.
  • Good finding
    Rb62
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Good choice, the food was good and the waiters very kind. We sat before outside to smoke thN we cMe inside for dinner. Cool place to be with friends
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Vincenzo's
    DonnyandMarieVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I have been going to Ciao Italian for 20 some on years, and in fact went there the following night. Vincenzo is the son of Tony and Josie who own Ciao. It is no surprise that he has developed into a competent chef. I now have two "go to" fine dining establishments when ever in Orlando.
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    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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  • Try the veal chop!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Newly opened, this Italian eatery is very near the Convention Center, and just a few minutes from the resorts and attractions along International Drive. The veal chop is to die for, we also had the polpo and the grilled vegetable antipasto, nice wine selection, and a yummy desert selection, including a peach sorbet in a peach that was a perfect end to our meal. Service was attentive and helpful. We had food allergies to accommodate and they made sure we were ok. Would definitely go again.
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    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely delicious!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Dined with my sister and niece while on vacation. We loved it! Great food, and excellent service. Jersey Mike was our waiter and he did a fantastic job making our dining experience perfect. The desserts were amazing and also the gnocchi. Thanks for a great evening. -Boston Strong
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Seating could be better
    merdine
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Food was delicious. Six in our party for Easter dinner. Veal parm and chicken parm were outstanding. Salads were delicious. Bread was fresh and served with oil for dipping. Our waiter was Italian and while he understood English, he did not understand all of the nuances of what we were saying. Not exactly kid-friendly (no children's menus).....waiter said he could do a smaller-sized portion of an item on the menu but we were charged menu price for that (no discount for smaller portion). Owners on site (family owned) and while they seemed very concerned that everything was running smoothly (I saw one of the owners helping serve another table), they did not speak to us or say hello/goodbye on our way in and out. Overall, great food.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.