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Posted by Nick on 11/12/2012
I almost hate to share this because I'm afraid the restaurant may be too crowded the next time I go back. I had the best dinner ever, the triple pasta dish was to die for. Could not have been better anyplace else and I have been eating Italian food all my life.
Posted by Esteban on 09/01/2012
I have gone there at least ten times. I have never had a bad experience. It has seldom been very busy, so the service has been fast and friendly. They are not staffed to be very busy, and that is where it may become a service issue. However, the food portions are sufficient (perhaps not to a stretched American appetite). I do agree that some things are a bit overpriced, but the quality makes up for it. They usually have nice Argentine music and the ambiance is relaxing. Get to know the chef: he is awesome and loves to greet guests. Just don't go at a very busy time and your experience should be excellent.
Posted by Deborah B. on 05/21/2012
After waiting 30 minutes with the last day to use a groupon, I was ignored, although standing in front of the crowd at the door waiting to be seated. My hasband had left to retrieve a bottle of wine from the car for the BYOB. The seating hostess went behind me and asked 3 young men about being seated. When I let her know I was next, she asked THEM if I was next. That is when I became offended. One of the young college age men said he didn't see me. When I questioned her reason for needing them to validate that I was telling the truth, she said there was no need to be impatient when everyone was going to be seated. I assured her I was not impatient from the wait, but offended by her disrespect. We were seated by another person without pleasantness or a smile. My husband encouraged me to just try and enjoy our time together inspite of the rudeness. The asparagus appetizer I ordered was good. My husband's steak was dry. She didn't ask how he wanted it prepared. I wrote a complaint about my initial encounter and gave it to our server who said she was the manager. She took the complaint, walked 3 yards and tore it up where I could see her. Had she accepted the complaint and at least apologized, I would have been satisfied and willing to try it again. I would have left with the feeling that perhaps the staff would receive further training on the importance of showing equal respect and courteousness to all, even under pressure.
Posted by Ignacio F on 04/30/2012
Hands down the best experience. My wife and I drive an hour a few times a month just to enjoy. Kid friendly!!
Posted by Cappy on 03/07/2012
Can't believe these other people were at the same place. Had to wait 45 minutes for my entree, and I ordered as soon as I sat down. Portions were so small for a 20 plate was expecting more.even the appetizers were a joke. Had a reservation and still had to wait 15 minutes. Lived in Argentina and does not do it justice. Empanadas were not great, meat dishes were more like appetizers.
Posted by Whitman on 12/31/2011
This place is warmly bustling, making it both cozy and exciting. The service was fun and friendly -- our waitress had a sense of humor, but was also working very hard to give good service (and succeeded). The food came in ample quantities, and where else in Philly can you get blood sausage? This was a truly "Porteno" meal -- the menu was straight out of a fine Buenos Aires restaurant. And the fact that it's BYOB makes this restaurant impossible not to frequent. What a great place.
Posted by Hank on 11/30/2011
We've been there several times and really enjoy the food, except for the beef dishes(and we've tried them all). Somehow he misses the mark with his beef. Certainly not the usual Argentinian portions or quality of beef. We keep going back because we like the place and the food but we'd say stay clear of the beef dishes! Hopefully that will change?