We stopped in thinking it was an Italian deli only and were pleasantly surprised by their dinner menu. They serve handmade vegetarian ravioli-several types, including a slightly sweet squash filled pasta that contrasted nicely with the buttery, garlicky sauce. My husband had the baked ziti with plenty of handmade sausage.
The cannoli made a fine ending to the meal. We noticed the variety of cookies in the pastry case but it was the unfilled cannoli shells that caught our eye. Chocolate dipped or plain? We asked our server for both and he cheerfully brought us cannoli that were perfect- they aren't filled until the customer orders them, keeping the shell from becoming soggy.
Bread baked fresh on the premises, overhearing some funny banter between staff, great food left us wondering, why hadn't we stopped in before?
We're grateful for decent restaurants on the eastside.
Very dissapointed in the reviews La Fuente has. I have been going there for 30 + years and every time I have the best expierience! The food is superb, the menu is not your ordinary Sonoran mexcian dish. They have recipes that are from all of the different regions in Mexico. I enjoy the pastel Azteca, which is like no other. The Waiters are all so friendly and give the best service, not like some of the franchise restaurants. It is definitely worth the money, not to mention the entertainment of Live Mariachi. Unfortunately there will always be some CHEAP people who want something for nothing. Shame on you.
Absolutely love this place. The atmosphere is wonderful, feels like Mexico! The service was also great. The staff is very friendly and attentive, we were never out of chips or drinks. Now the food, was extremely tastey! They have a wide menu with different options unlike any other mexican restaurant i have been to in Arizona. My family and I look foward to this Mariachi Idol competetion I just read about! Highly recommend this place.
Wow. If you love tea, this is the place for you. Great atmosphere inside, even better tea selection. The service is better than most. Great place to buy gifts for tea lovers as well. I come here as often as i can to unwind and visit with old friends.
Great selection & fresh pizzas, topping combos range from classic to new inventions. Be sure to schedule extra time if you go during lunchtime.
The sushi here is good, BUT the past three times I have gone (over the course of 1+ year), has been the worst I've experienced.
I have been dining at Caffe Torino for years and have always enjoyed the food. My favorite has to be the grilled scallops with butter sauce, always cooked to perfection! Another favorite is the scollio. Allow time to relax and enjoy!
This is one of the places we think of when introducing friends to downtown dining. Casual but hip, well-prepared dishes, and a friendly staff. Favs are the mac & cheese, and steak frites.
Tried their Sunday Taco-bar buffet. Mexico City-style, slow-cooked, full-flavored meats are exceptional. Weekday menu excellent. One of the best shredded beef chimichangas I have eaten! Great fresh food totally prepared in Gabby's kitchen, even the chips. If you like good, simple food, check it out. I am going back for the buffet for sure.
My wife and I had a VERY positive experience at the Onyx Room a few weeks back. The KJ's (Kevin & Sharon) were outstanding and the music quality was the BEST! We would recommend it to all that enjoy good Karaoke and great surroundings.
Food was fair and the service was worse... Much worse.
Save your money, or better yet, go down the road and eat at J Marinara's!
I have been a fan of our local LUKE’S Chicago Hotdog for 20 years of 101 E. Fort Lowell Road (888-8066), 4444 E. Grant Road (321-9236), but I’ve never been to the Luke’s on Thornydale. Not only was the food late getting to us, my order was wrong. I approached the counter to speak with the young lady who had taken our order and explained that I simply ordered two Chicago dogs and fries (which is on their bright yellow menu) and all I’m missing is my second fries. She responded, “you got what you paid for.” I said yes I got part of my order that I paid for but not all of it. She then began to raise her voice in the crowded little place stating that she is not going to give me the fries so, I can take it or get the hell out.
McDonalds has better service than this and there are kids behind the register, this lady was clearly into her fifties and still no common sense of customer service.
Great food and unless something has gone horribly wrong since my last visit, perfectly good beer. Will check it again on my next visit, but have always found their beers quite tasty (and I'm a beer judge!)
Just went there in mid-June, 2011. Wasn't sure about fried chicken and waffles, but both are very well done! I had the chicken breasts and they were so moist, and very large. The waffles are very egg and the maple syrup delicious. I would give 5 stars except that I think they should put more vegetables on the menu. This is not authentic Southern food, but it's just a step away (substitute hush puppies for waffles...). So Southern vegetables such as mustard greens, carrots, squash, collard greens, would round out the meals nicely. I gather they have okra, though I missed it on the menu.
This is one of those local restaurants that one just keeps coming back to time after time. They moved not that long ago, and as far as I could tell their business didn't miss a beat. Their regulars just followed them on over. The new location has more seating and that food is as original and well-prepared as ever. Great wine list too.
B-line Cafe is a gem. A great place to take out-of-town visitors or just go out to lunch with friends. I love the fish burrito and the pasta in vodka sauce, but everything is going to be good. Fresh ingredients, good spicing, ample amounts and nice presentation. You also have great choices in drinks. This place wins award after award, year after year, so as with other ratings from the public on TW, the ratings here seem off-base.
Except for mine. :)
J-Bar is one of the standards that out-of-town visitors to my business are taken. It's a Tucson original. The food is consistently good and inventive. I'm not sure what another reviewer is talking about, regarding spiciness. Yes, many plates are spicier than the average member of the retirement set might like, but that's honestly why we go there. One gets tired of the bland food that the snowbirds have caused restaurants to serve. But also, there are plenty of dishes that are not hot. They might be spicy, but that's not the same as hot.
For the record, though, the jalapeno chocolate ice cream is reason enough to go there.
We had food delivered to our office for a luncheon and were very pleased. We ordered a combo chicken and beef schwarma, greek salad, humuus, tabbouleh, baklava, pita bread, sauces, etc. The food was hot, well seasoned, plentiful, good value and on time. Even folks who weren't sure they liked Lebanese food thought it was delicious. We are ordering again this week.
La Olla isn't your average run of the mill Mexican restaurant like all the others in town. So far we found their meals to be tasty with a slightly different flare to them. The refried beans are by far the best we've had in Tucson. Lunch prices are really cheap too. We're not saying we love everything here, the chili rellenos aren't great. Like most places, they're pretty small. But overall this place is a nice welcome.
What could be a reasonable restaurant is totally ruined by this chain's ridiculous overuse of salt. Every single menu item we've tried has been saturated with salt. In fact, the last time we went my lips felt parched from all the salt. I'm not kidding! We told the manager yet all he did was essentially deny the obvious fact of how they prepare their food. His loss because we're now done with Firebirds.
We guarantee you'll be blow away by Firebird's total overuse of salt. Think we're exaggerating? Find out for yourself, if you dare.
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