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Posted by Dottie on 08/25/2012
We watched the show Restaurant Impossible and saw how bad this restaurant was being run and we thought the show would wake them up. We were wrong. The prices for average food here are STILL way too high. Too bad because we would really like to see this place succeed.
Posted by Lori M on 03/20/2012
The best chocolate cake in town.
Posted by Carmen on 01/23/2012
Recently had a family dinner there (7 of us ). We all said the same thing. Wish the prices were more reasonable and we would go more often. The food is OK and service is OK too. It's a very nice place and in walking distance for all of us but most of the time we jump in the car and go elsewhere.
Posted by Chris on 10/17/2011
Was there a few years ago and the food was okay, nothing to rave about for the price........ but the wait was very long.......I was there a few times before that and the wait was always very long. I don't know if they've improved any since the "do-over", but maybe I'll give them another try to find out.....or maybe not and just go to where I "know"the food is really good at a decent price.
Posted by George on 09/04/2011
I rated everything 2.5 because that is 1/2-way between best and worst. I just saw Restaurant Impossible and thought I may try the restaurant. Once I saw the rices on the menu, I realized that it is a bit pricey for my taste. I know the advice on pricing given on the show was 3 times the cost of the food. $17-$19 for a pasta dish. Not for me. Pasta dishes should not go more than $12-$15 a dish. AND in these economic times? Do they give you a full pound of pasta? I don't think so. 1 pound of Rigatoni is under a dollar. add sauce. another dollar, throw on some mozarella, another dollar. So their Rigatoni Napoli should cost them under $3, and based on Robert Irvine's formula they should charge the customer $9.00 -- their cost to you for this dish of pasta and cheese is $15, which means they are charging way more than they need to in order to make a profit. And they charge $2.25 for a glass of soda or $6.50 for a pitcher (which holds about 4 glasses). With these rates, I guess they only want rich people to eat there - not your everyday person from South Philly. It is a real shame since, the place looked nice on TV, but too expensive for my taste.
Posted by Barry S on 07/27/2011
I decided to try the place out after seeing them on tv's restaurant impossible. I drove in from NJ to visit my daughters and we went there. From the moment I walked in, the staff was super polite. No rushing and very friendly. The food portions were above average and every dish we had was excellent. Presentation was very nice. I will make it a point to come back here next time I am in Philly. NICE JOB!
Posted by anthony on 06/19/2011
We arrived on time for my Father'sDay meal on Saturday, 6/18 at about 5pm. The place was empty. Which was ok by us. I ordered the Shrimp and Crab Cocktail. For $18, it was good but the shrimps were smallish. I had the Liguine Pescatore which was excellent. My wife had the Linguine with CrabMeat and she like it. She also had a spring salad which was ruined by too much vinegar. My daughter had the EggPlant parmesan and said it compared favorably to Maggiano's. The bread was average, and given that there is some tremendous bread in South Philadelphia, this was unexpected. The service was about average maybe b elow average given that there were less than 20 people to be served. I had to wait 15 minutes for a 2nd Corona. We sat in the corner which was find, except that the window sills were dirty. Also, there was a fly trying to join us for dinner. The location is very poor; easy to get to but it's in an eye sore of Oregon Avenue. We all had coffee and shared one slice of very good Tiramasu. Our bill came to $117.00 which is at least 20% on the high side when compared to Maggiano's. I think they better fix some things or they will be outof business within 8 months. Probably will not go back.