We have eaten here many times and we enjoy the italian food (especially pasta) and casual atmosphere. On this occasion (Valentines day) the experience was very poor. The menu was limited, with few pasta choices. The salmon dish chosen was undercooked, and when requested that it be addressed, it came back with salmon now done and the other items (like vegetables) had cooled off and were over done. This dish should have been prepared again from start. The degree of normal salmon cooking in this dish should also have been pre-discussed with the customer (even though the actual was rather rare). When we complained, we discovered that there was no owner or manager on point that evening (we asked to speak with one), only the server who spoke only partial english. Therefore, there was no way for this issue to be properly addressed. That was a very big issue for us....no ownership for a customer satisfaction issue situation at all at the restaurant (on a special occasion, no less). Also, when we requested a Chardonnay glass of wine, the server did not review the two choices we evidently had, but rather just assumed and delivered the more pricey one. Again, this server did not and could not properly read their customer. What a really bad experience that evening for us, and therefore our low rating.
Valentines Day. Made special
Cafe Pro Bono exceeded everyone's expectations. I coordinated the evening for our party. None of us had ever been to this restaurant, so we did not know what to expect. Coincidentally, we were there on a very vibrant Valentine's Day evening, which was fabulous. Cafe Pro Bono didn't disappoint.
The owner, Akif Aydin, greeted each patron personally. He handed each lady a red rose. The service was first-class - smooth, accommodating and responsive. The appetizers, entrees and desserts were exceptional. The Italian wine list is superb.
This is both a charming neighborhood restaurant and a destination. It is highly recommended.
Great night at Cafe Pro Bono. Nice decorations for Valentine's Day; filet mignon memorable; salads great, including fresh crab salad; and chocolate desert amazing. Wines pair well
Enjoyed our visit here. Yes, it was next to the courthouse. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Food excellent. Great wine list. Worth repeat visits.
I ordered the Greek chicken with sliced potatoes and a small salad. My entire meal was excellent, as was the service and the ambience.
It was awesome. Food was nice, staff was amiable, atmosphere was terrific.
Love this restaurant! Amazing staff and food is always delicious!
Always delicious. We were moved to quiet room and it was perfect for good conversation. A favorite!
I've been to Cafe Pro Bono several times over the years. It is consistent in food and delivery, and has a very good wine list - exceptional for Italian wines. It's a busy place with wait staff hustling back and forth, yet the food is good, the staff friendly and courteous, and always a small line at the door during dinner waiting to be seated. A tad noisy. For family fare or fun, good food and a selection of great Italian wines, this is hard to beat.
My duck was cooked just right and the vegetables were fresh and not overcooked
Service was slow. Fettuccine di Mare with salmon was bland, duck sausage slices that were on top of a mushroom risotto were cold, even though the risotto itself was decent.
ordered steak special - overcooked and disappointing
I visit this restaurant quite often and was disappointed the last two times I have gone there.
The quality of their food is slipping...good value but not the same. Am looking for a new venue to go to!
Food was very good and the service very attentive.