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Re: “Verona Italian Restaurant

We waited in a line on valentines day, our reservations were for 7:30 we were seated around 8:15. We then sat for an additional 15 min. until bread and water arrived. The bread was a good sourdough but nothing special, after another 15min our drink order was taken.
Ahhh, an hour after our designated reservation I at last had wine quenching my lips. The calamari was overcooked and not in it's traditional "squid like" shape (rings or tentacles) but rather an odd eel shaped thing with rather tender meat that was quite pleasing had it not been treated as an unwanted french fry in a fast food restaurant. The mushroom caps were nothing special, just the flavor of undercooked mushrooms in garlic and onion, that begged for a hint of crab or scallops to make it unique. The veal was not tender and there may be some truth to the above post of pork masquerading as tender young beef. The flavors of the dish did not seem to infuse with each other, as though the wine sauce, lemons, capers, artichokes, and meat had only briefly met one another under a heat lamp on my plate moments before arriving at my table. The eggplant Parmigiana suffered the same fate as the calamari in the deep fryer. Although I had ordered Linguine I found the spaghetti sauce very tasty. The vegetables one would have to imagine were supposed to be al-dente but seemed to be fresh out of the garden al-duro (quite raw). When asked if we had room for desert we decided to gamble on the contents of the refrigerator at home. Maybe we hit them on an off night during a busy time, but the next $100 we spend on a meal won't be at Verona's.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by webhiway on 02/14/2011 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Fifth Street Deli and Market

No comparison to Feigs, tried it for the first time the other day. Lousy, had a roast beef san, meat was med/well, sliced too thick and tough, the kaiser roll was a supermarket mass produced burger bun. No mas, $8 is better spent elsewhere.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 02/10/2011 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Denny's

Their slogan should read, "Denny's, It doesn't getting any worse than this."

Posted by RetiredCouple on 02/10/2011 at 12:17 PM

Re: “The B Line

Ah, correction - the date was January 14, *2011*

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mrs Rittenhouse on 01/16/2011 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Denny's

Don't go to Denny's. Support local diners like Chaffins on broadway and euclid doing the same thing - way better.

Posted by no on 01/11/2011 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Amrutha

Pretentiousness at it's worst.

Posted by Arsenalfan on 01/10/2011 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Sher-E Punjab

I was really looking forward to dining at Sher-e-Punjab.
It was not what I thought. Other east asian restaurants are better. Reading the other posts makes me wnder from whence they came...

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Arsenalfan on 01/10/2011 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Casa Molina

In a word, crap. Seriously! I have nothing positive to say. Everything tastes like day-old leftovers. Nothing is fresh.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by RetiredCouple on 01/07/2011 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Crying Onion Café

The one time I was here, the owner (female) was very rude. The friends I was with agreed. She was short with us when asking questions (it was our first time there) and made us feel so uncomfortable after delivering our food with an angry disposition that we left without eating it. Needless to say, I can't recommend this restaurant.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by tucsonbikeguy on 12/28/2010 at 6:59 PM

Re: “Hacienda del Lago

One of the reasons my friends and I frequented del Lago, is the General Manager was always so friendly and would take the time to visit with us and ensure our experience was pleasurable. Fortunately, he was able to replace the woman supervisor with a more pleasant woman, who like him, ensures a nice experience. However, since he is no longer there, I will no longer go back. I understand the "owner" from Chigago decided to "make a change". Typical old man from Chicago with an ego. I am sure he is used to rude, business only, save a penny type of business. Here's a word of advice for him. Stay in Chicago. People here in Vail AZ appreciate a manager like Jim, and we will follow him to where he ends up. For now, we will frequent Montogomery's before coming back to del Lago. Nice job old man. And I can say that, as I too am a senior citizen.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by AARP on 12/26/2010 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Mimi's Café

Too expensive, passable food, chain joint, syrupy service (how many times must you ask me if everything is OK?) not again.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 12/19/2010 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Blue Willow

Horrible service, mediocre food - add a minimum 30 minute wait and this is what you can expect from Blue Willow. They have some good dishes: the chicken tortilla sour cream bake, fruit crepes, and quiche. But, none of their food is worth the wait or the glares you'll catch from their hipster hostesses and waiters. Do yourself a favor, go down the street to Los Alazones and pay $5 less for a superior burrito!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Frieda Whine on 12/11/2010 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Armitage Wine Lounge and Cafe

Overpriced wine and the worst hummus I've ever eaten! The brie appetizer is okay, but I wouldn't eat anything here unless it's happy hour, the food just isn't that good. I guess I should just say that it's plain bad.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Frieda Whine on 12/11/2010 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Zivaz Mexican Bistro

Zivaz's ambiance mirrors Sauce and Pei Wei -esk bright plastic, colorful, cafeteria-style. The food is overpriced and over-sauced. Salmon salad is mediocre, but fish is often overcooked. Several vegetarian options. I wanted to like this locally owned restaurant, but the best thing I can say about it is that their green salsa is tasty.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Frieda Whine on 12/08/2010 at 10:27 PM

Re: “AliBaba Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant

The food here is totally bland and NOTHING ordered between myself and the 3 other people I went with was remotely fresh. According to my friend, they got a new owner a couple years ago and that's when the food started to suck.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by jjessika on 11/23/2010 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Golden Phoenix

I get the impression the buffet is leftovers from some other restaurant. I would consider going hungry instead of dining here again. It is not just one thing either. Dirty place, low quality food, everything seems to be at room temperature except for a cold glass of water.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by foodinaz on 11/08/2010 at 8:57 AM

Re: “El Charro Café on Oracle

Horrible horrible customer service, the food was cold when it came out and they just recently raised the price of almost everything by $1 - I would pay the price if they had half a clue how to manage and treat their customers. This is my 2nd bad exp. as I gave them a 2nd chance thinking the first time was maybe just a bad day for them. Wrong!!!! I will NEVER eat at this location again - nor will any of our friends or family.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by lacysmom on 11/06/2010 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Vero Amore

Don't waste your time or money at the Swan Rd location. It's hard to believe the owners allow this place to operate using the same name as the Dove Mountain store (which is absolutely fantastic). A visit to Swan Road found disinterested, messy wait staff and food that was not worthy of the Vero Amore name. No water was offered, had to ask for menus, no offer of a wine list, grey colored prosciutto in the appetizer..... Not good.

Spend the time and drive to Dove Mountain for the real Vero Amore. You will be shocked at the difference.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by darbone85737 on 10/21/2010 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Janos J-BAR

In April, The last time I was at Janos J-Bar and I do mean the last, there were no entrees or appetizers on the menu that were not laden with blazing hot chili peppers. I asked the waitress if she noticed this and she said she did and so did many diners and they complained. I asked her why Janos put peppers in everything and she replied, "He has just gone crazy with peppers." I asked if he grew them and that made them profitable to use instead of herbs and spices and she chuckled. She said the only solution she knew was to order a plain vegetarian plate and request no peppers as the other items already had hot pepper in the dishes including the crusts and batters. The plain veggie plate was twenty something dollars she thought. I politely told her I can steam veggies at home and I gave her back the menus and we left. Don't dine at J-Bar unless you really like food so hot with pepper it will burn your mouth.

Posted by TXJesse on 10/20/2010 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Zinburger

Weak. Don't waste your time. Try Monkey Burger.

Posted by THX1138 on 10/17/2010 at 9:53 AM

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