Member Rating 1 out of 5 by ComicTragedy on March 14, 2007

If you go here, make sure you're a little older and look like you have money ...

I finished work, took off the tie and put on a T-shirt and jeans to go relax over dinner - by myself, with a textbook for class - on my last night before flying out and going home. I used to live in the area (12 years ago) and remembered this place well, so I was saving it for my last night in town - especially because I was on an expense account, so the price didn't bother me too much.

Wrong move.

The owner (Vito, I presume) seemed to get along great with the middle aged former-yuppie types... but me he didn't seem to like much. When I asked for a recommendation from the menu he snapped "it's all good" at me, then pointed to one of the less expensive meals. After I told him I was in a Gnocchi kind of mood, he hurriedly assured me he'd put a little on the side for me then scurried off to chat with the other customers.

When he brought out the soup for the meal I tried to chat a little with him to let him know what good memories I had of his restaurant... but he walked away while I was in mid-sentence, without giving me three words with the soup. That was the last I saw of him at the table.

Someone else brought the meal - with no gnocchi. When I asked what happened to the gnocchi, she looked at me with this confused look and said she'd ask the chef. She never came back either... probably because the veal was a bit tough in addition to the missing gnocchi.

The busboy seemed pretty nice and pretty good - and he got a few bucks tip and a "thank you." This was one of the very, very few times when I've put a big "0" for the tip with the note, "None Earned."
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