October 23, 2003
The interior of the restaurant is very comfortable and rather reminds me of Tuscan kitchen. The lights are somewhat low, and there is artwork here and there. The staff was somewhat okay, however our waitress seemed rather perturbed that we decided to all move to a large round table rather than our current booth so that we may accommodate our manager and be a little more comfortable. I guess she didn't want to lose her tips to someone else, as we were moving out of her "turf".
Once we become comfortable our server came forward offered us the specials of the day, took our drink orders and then scurried off quickly towards the kitchen. Soon after we were supplied with absolutely delicious crusty loafed warm bread with olive oil enhanced with Italian spices for dipping. YUMMM. I ordered Linguine Pescatore, which was shrimp, scallops, and mussels tossed with linguine in a spicy marinara sauce -- it was delicious. Other than our original server, our next one was all too anxious to fulfill any request (maybe he knew this was a business dinner and that our Call Center manager was paying, who knows).
Dining here was very pleasant as a matter of fact I made it a point to visit the Carabba's in WestLake OH with my husband because I loved it so much. This restaurant is somewhat like Olive Garden, but I feel it has a bit more atmosphere that Olive Garden does now a days. I would definitely suggest this restaurant at least for business meetings, quiet dinners with your significant other and possibly families. For more info, check out their website.
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