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Est! Est!! Est!!!, Dayton, OH

Est! Est!! Est!!!

3.8
3.8
191 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Est! Est!! Est!!! We are located in the breath-taking Dayton Arcade.
Our Chef Simone Conosciani is from Rome Italy. Being Italian, it has been his lifelong dream to bring his authentic Italian Cuisine to United States, Especially Dayton Ohio and we are blessed with his talents. We open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:30am to 3:00pm.
and from 3:00pm to 5:00pm a variety of handmade delicious pizzas from our brick oven.is available. This time allows our chefs and cooks to prep and prepare for dinner.

We look forward to seeing you,

Sincerely,
Est! Est!!Est!!!
Staff

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (937) 535-4020
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Simone Conosciani
  • Neighborhood
    Dayton
  • Cross street
    Parking 5/3rd 16 S Ludlow & Reibold Building is at 25 W. 5th St off 4t
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 191 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dayton

    Innovative

  • Dayton

    Healthy

  • Dayton

    Romantic

191 Reviews
  1. Linda

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Est Est Est is the "go to place" in down town Dayton located in the Arcade! The food is amazing. The service is great. The bread basket is a must! Only regret is that they do not give you even a small loaf of bread with your entree. I have been there 3 times and I will be back!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I loved this restaurant so much and last night just ruined it. Everything started out weird. We walked in and two wait staff were standing there. One of the women stared at both of us, said something the the other and never said hello, boo, nothing. The other lady finally said something. We were seated right away, got our water, and appetizer and salad right away. Then we waited and waited and finally 35 minutes later we had to ask for it to go. That took another 10-15 minutes and we had to get to our show, so we got up walked to the front and was just going to tell them to forget that just charge us for what we got to that point. She brought out the bag for us - said someone quit so they were down in staff…. Why not say that…? We had to leave or I would have asked for some sort of something taken off the bill. No offer what so ever. I unfortunately have to say I wont be back. Mind you our bill was $105 and neither of us drank anything but water….. and I had to take my dinner with me and it was cold. Probably won’t eat it at all honestly.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice clean restaurant with many staff available to wait tables on a Friday night. The floor plan for how the tables are spaced out were far enough apart to enjoy our experience without feeling crowded . Our server was very polite and attentive. Since I had seen on the website that the chef is from Rome, Italy I was very excited to try the food. I felt the homemade carbonara was a bit undercooked and had too much pepper. Regardless I ate the whole thing. The pizza was very good and we enjoyed trying the pickled onions and kalamata olives for something different. Our service was timely and we were finished with plenty of time to walk to the Mead Theater to enjoy the Lion King performance. Yes we would go back to try other entrees and would recommend this restaurant to a friend.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and they were great about serving us right away since we were seeing the Lion King. We will be back!

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  5. KevinS

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice evening out with friends. Food was good and service as well. Not too crowded and time to get food was excellent. Appetizers and drinks came out quickly.

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  6. HereandNow

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant had been open only a short time. The kitchen service was very slow. The carbonara was pasty. But the ambiance is excellent and there is a very nice bar.

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  7. basicfoodie

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Despite not looking too crowded, it took almost an hour for us to receive our food after ordering -- even for a salad! The food itself was tasty, but we had five minutes to eat it before we had to run to catch our show at the performing arts center, which was about a five-minute walk away. This is really unacceptable. We even told our server that we were attending the show.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. Browns50

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We had tickets to an event and informed the server. We sat for an hour and then had to walk up to the bar and ask for our food. The salad and the main course came together which we had to hurriedly consume in order to make it to our event in time.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We found the food to be tasty and fresh. The decor was a bit boring, but we were there to enjoy a nice date night before the Schuster. They clearly do not understand this concept. Our reservation was 2 hours before showtime and we had to chase down the service to pay. Could have been worse, the table next to us still had not even had their salad, let alone main dish. I hope they will survive, but they will have to understand timely service.

    2 people found this helpful

  10. JessicaP

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So delicious! Portions generous, while not being bland! Can’t wait to go back.

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  11. Fani

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to eat Est Est Est for the first time our waitress was exceptional! The food while a bit expensive-the serving size was great as it wasn’t too small or too big. Beautiful plates! AND everything tasted great! The homemade pasta was yummy. I’ll definitely come back.

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  12. brianc

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Wondered why only 5 tables on a Saturday night at 7pm. When I got my bill I think it had to do with a $5 charge for Arcade Complex Retail Tax as levied by Dayton New Community Authority. We’ve got plenty of dining options that we don’t need to put up with such shenanigans. Dayton needs to attract people, not force them away. Shameful!!

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  13. DougR

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Veal Saltimbocca was excellent. I love the location and seating options are indoors, outdoors are inner patio of the renovated Arcade. Great wines too!!

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  14. GinnyD

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole night was the absolute BEST! The food, the service, the ambience. We could not have asked for more! Here’s a HUGE SHOUTOUT to Darrion! You are magnificent! We can’t wait to come back!

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  15. CathyH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Had standing reservations for 6:30 made over a month ago. Received a call last week asking to change our reservations to a later time due to a party if 60 that was booked. I explained that we had an event at 8 but agreed to a 715 reservation time with the understanding we needed to be served quickly to meet our 8:00 deadline. I was assured that would not be a problem. By 745, we still weren't served, we canceled our order and left.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. Beverly

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very expensive. Bread basket was good but cost $15. Always free at Italian restaurants. Service was good. Short ribs and gnocchi were very good but were $40. Carbonara and Alfredo had strong taste of cornstarch. Hope Restaurant is successful but need to make prices commensurate with quality of food.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. heatherR

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Flavors were delicious. We had an issue with a main course so overcooked it wasn’t edible, but it was made right by the manager. They need to teach the servers pacing. We hadn’t finished dinner before we were being asked about dessert, and the bill came almost with dessert. All in all, an okay addition to downtown, but it needs some polishing.

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  18. davisssamuel

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet, romantic ambience with outstanding service on Valentine’s Day. Just a bit expensive…

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  19. JackC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were sat for 30 minutes and received no service after several requests so we left

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Would not accommodate to my food allergies. On Valentine’s Day they had a very small menu and would not let me order off that menu even though I was allergic to most of it! I did not see it stated anywhere on their website or the menu that that would be the only selection for food! Ended up leaving and moved dinner to another night somewhere else.

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  21. CincinnatiCowboy

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    EST EST EST is a new restaurant i desperate need of quality help and management. Overpriced and service that is just beneath Frisch's, waitstaff is not in line with prices , if you want a beer and decent pizza this is the place other than that AVOID

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Attended the Valentin’s event at the 5 pm slot. For such a large holiday, there was only one bar tender. Took 40 minutes for our drinks. Two other tables that arrived later got theirs first. We didn’t get our food until an hour later. The restaurant was not full at that time (maybe 10 tables were taken?) Something was wrong with the music so it played the same song on a loop. The staff was super friendly and wonderful though. Food was great. It has the potential to be an amazing restaurant but some of the kinks need to be worked out!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall pretty good, it was a nice date night. Service was slow and the place was not busy. Waited a long time after the meal for the check. Food was good. The calamari and shrimp was disappointing but the lobster ravioli was amazing! Chicken marinara was solid as well. Would recommend very quiet beautiful setting.

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  24. JoshL

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful, simple, dark dining area. Food was primarily pasta dishes (all homemade pasta). I had the short ribs and gnocchi, and they were perfect. Service was good, nothing amazing--but common for any restaurant right now with labor shortages.

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  25. michaelw

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the ambiance of being downtown and seeing the arcade. Restaurant atmosphere also nice. Enjoyed the appetizers and entrees. Good food quality and prep. Service was a bit slow. We would certainly go back!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant was not crowded but it took a very long time to get our food

    1 person found this helpful

  27. Beth

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was very nice looking and the restrooms were clean. The food was a bit of a disappointment. The gnocchi was described as in a "white wine sauce" but it came swimming in red sauce. We ordered the pasta carbonara but it didn't taste like any carbonara I've ever had before and truly tasted like someone tripped and fell into the dish while holding a cup full of black pepper. We ordered the burrata appetizer, but our waiter brought the bruschetta instead. There weren't many diners in the restaurant but our waiter rarely came to our table. Our drinks took a very long time to arrive, but were very tasty when we got them. We had a fine experience, but that is about all.

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  28. KevinNancy

    Cincinnati

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love EST. Try to go as much as our schedules will allow. Mussels and lobster ravioli were delicious. Darien, as always, was outstanding.

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  29. DRMFN

    Cincinnati

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    very enjoyable dinner on a Sat PM date nite. Food was good and salmon cooked perfectly as was the shrimp. the tiramisu was excellent and light. there are still some early growing pains but they will get there.

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  30. RickT

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our first dinner at EST EST Dayton. The food was excellent, wine pours generous and the cost was very good for our dining experience. Our server Darrion did a great job. Just the right amount of attention and chit chat. We will be coming back with friends.

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  31. RogerS

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We joined some friends for dinner for the first time at Est Est Est! The decor and ambiance was very modern and clean. The server was friendly and gave some good recommendations. We had a bread basket and a calamari/shrimp platter. Both were very fresh and the presentation was excellent. We had gnocchi, chicken parm, shrimp fettuccine, and vegan bolognese paired with some chianti and pinot noir. Everyone was happy and impressed by their entree. I would definitely recommend this place and will go back again to try some other dishes!!

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  32. Viviene

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I so wanted this to be a great experience. We made reservations for a large group for a late lunch. When we arrived a few minutes early, the host was unaware of the reservation and had to put our table together. That took 20 minutes. Once seated we realized that the lunch menu was EXTREMELY limited. No Pizzas, 4 pasta dishes and 4 sandwiches. No indication of this on their FB page. Their website was down. We waited about 30 more minutes to place our order. Now we’re 10 minutes before their closing time between lunch and dinner. Add another 30 minutes to get our food. 1 person had pasta. The rest of us, sandwiches. 2 of us ordered grilled cheese, which came out about 10 minutes after everyone else’s. All in all, we were there a little over 2 hours. My sub was just OK. Lots of bread, not much meat. Others liked their meals. The restaurant is lovely, except behind us was a table that they used to put all of the lunch dishes from all of the diners. No bussers. They gathered up all of the dishes after they closed at 3, rather than taking them to the back when they took them from the diner. Our wait person was very nice but inattentive. They seemed new. TL;DR: service sucked. Wait time was ridiculous. Menu was lacking. Food was OK.

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  33. janem

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    enjoyed our dinner. large sized portions. service was good. we will be back again!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and we loved our waiter! We went late on a weekday so we were the only people. Place was well decorated and clean.

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  35. AnneC

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A great lunch spot. Maybe since it was a Monday...but it was extremely quiet and not too busy. The food was delicious, just the right portion size. Even had dessert at lunch! The tiramisu was so good. Would recommend you give this quaint place a try!

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  36. MichelleW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, food was amazing. The staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommend the bread platter for starters. Entrees were large portions.

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  37. JohnC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would go back. Service was fine - food was plentiful and tasty. Music noise level was a little too high.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good was decent. Service was good. Might go back.

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  39. David

    Cincinnati

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First of all, thank you to the restaurant for having milk. (I have an esophageal disorder called "achalasia", and milk is the magic ingredient that allows me to enjoy a fine meal.) Darrion was fabulous. And the meal was perfect in every way. I had Linguine Vongole and a Caesar salad. Finished with super-delectable tiramisu. Love the ambiance, including the music. Maybe the best dining experience in downtown Dayton.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. KarenS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a somewhat mixed review. I ordered the lobster ravioli. It was delicious! Only the vestiges of good manners kept me from licking the plate clean. My husband ordered the pesto risotto. It, too, was tasty, but the food was tepid and the shrimp slightly overcooked. The restaurant was a bit short on staff, but our waitress was friendly and attentive. She did a great job. My husband and I shared an order of tiramisu. It was heavenly! Save room for dessert because you do not want to miss the tiramisu. A word of warning, portions are not enormous and entrees do not come with side salads. I found the prices reasonable.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Est! Est!! Est!!! using the Order Online button. Est! Est!! Est!!! also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (937) 535-4020.

Est! Est!! Est!!! is rated 3.8 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Est! Est!! Est!!!

45 W 4th St, Dayton, OH 45402

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Parking 5/3rd 16 S Ludlow & Reibold Building is at 25 W. 5th St off 4t
  • Neighborhood
    Dayton
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Simone Conosciani
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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