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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Italian

Re: “Amereno's Little Italy

Bad Italian

Ragu is better! All the people adding four and five star must be related to the Asian family that owns this place cause it was musty and smelly inside, the food was cold in the center and the staff was clueless.

Don't waste your time coming here it is NOT worth it!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by John on 05/01/2012 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Verona Italian Restaurant

Yuck, Digusting! Homemade? Uh.... try costco bought. Rude owners and rude servers! don't waste your money just go somewhere else.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Maura on 08/06/2011 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Caffe Torino

They really dont know how to cook veal. One dish that promised prosciutto used slices of processed deli ham. An osso bucco dish used pork shank instead of veal. Their wine selection is poor- no thought whatsoever to their wine list. Just a random sampling of ordinary Italian and California selections one would find at Wal-mart. Service is very spotty and unprofessional. Prices not competitive with other more authentic Italian bistros in the area. Avoid at all costs.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by TucsonAmanda on 03/31/2011 at 5:11 AM

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.

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

Re: “La Feruta's NY Pizza Café

This _was_ La Ferlita's (Feruta's?) and it's been closed for at least four years. Now Giordano's. I liked La Ferlita's pizza better.

Posted by colinaz on 03/05/2010 at 12:03 AM

Re: “Amereno's Little Italy

This place is over-rated and over-priced.

They don't have parmesan cheese. I sprinkled the cheese brought to the table onto my pasta, it ruined the dish because it was so salty and strong. I asked what it was, after all, Italian restaurants provide you with parmesan to accompany your meal. NOT HERE! It was Romano, so I asked for parmesan and was told they don't have any. It's on the menu; chicken parmesan, veal parmesan. What are they using in the kitchen? The sauce that Mama Amareno makes is so-so, nothing to write home about. I make better marinara.

This place moved to Country Club and Grant, me thinks I won't bother returning. What kind of Italian restaurant doesn't have parmesan cheese?

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by jewell on 07/24/2009 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Mad Mario's Italian Deli

Alas, closed, but it was a great place for good food at good prices. There's a Greek fast food restaurant in the space now.

Posted by Firsttimecaller on 11/18/2013 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Roma Imports

I'll second that on Roma's. South on Campbell to the girls softball fields, turn R and then first left and first right. Look for the flag (Italian)

Posted by Randy on 12/22/2011 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Caffe Torino

Prosciutto is the Italian word for ham. Some people don't know that and it is translated on the menu. We have a wonderful pork ossobuco with porcini mushroom and white wine sauce. We don't advertise it as veal ossobuco. People love this dish and the person that criticized it never even tried it. I have the feeling I know who that person is. I wasn't aware that Walmart was carrying wines because I never shop there. We are as authentic as it can be. If you want to practice your Italian, please come over. I was born in Italy and lived there half of my life. I hate former employees who don't have a job and don't have better things to do but write fake reviews

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Foreverdreamer on 08/16/2011 at 11:52 PM

Re: “Vitello's Ristorante Italiano

the thing that really upsets me is when there is a very hard working family trying there best to please comes along somebody to put them down , see they don`t mention that when they use buy one get one free dinners club they order water to drink and keep the bread coming and when they do the wine tasteing the first thing they ask is (IS IT FREE)and then there not even happy and complain so they can get something else for free,some people really don`t now a good thing when the got it. so i say the review that vitellos got in the paper was what this family deserves for all there hard work they have i say to vitellos thumbs up,great job.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by lexus on 03/14/2011 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Luna Bella Italian Cuisine and Catering

To date, we have been here three times. Some menu items are very, very good whereas others are just OK. In any case, the waiters always neglect to tell us about the nightly featured dinner specials - we have to ask! Moreover, I find it unprofessional to be asked if we want change back when we go to pay for our meals. You just shouldn't do that to your customers. I'll decide your tip, which is usually ample, after you bring back my change, thank you.

Posted by CaliMan on 03/05/2011 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Tavolino Ristorante Italiano

Rather cold decor, disconnected and impersonal. Food was well prepared and served promptly and unobtrusively on a Friday evening at 7 PM.
Restaurant had only a few other diners. Lighting is not flattering, not a romantic place to dine. Looks like they have a pick up bar for the middle-aged crowd. (The much older crowd goes next door to Shlomo & Vito's New York Deli where despite much of the food is inedible, the place is packed.)
Next time I will order to go. Tavolino's does not have a cozy atmosphere for really enjoying the good food they serve.


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Posted by TXJesse on 12/17/2010 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Tavolino Ristorante Italiano

I also had my concerns when Tavolino moved and I found them justified. When seated we were given a large table in the middle of the room when others with a more intimate setting were readily available (and did not fill while we were there). The wine and wine steward were both excellent. I had seafood Risotto that was barely warm and the risotto undercooked. One of my guests had Seafood special that was also not hot enough to enjoy. Luckily the birthday guests food was great (eggplant parm) which was to die for and grilled salmon which was good but unremarkable. The desserts were excellent. Our server was less than concerned about having to return food to heat it up nor was he apologetic. I was really disappointed.

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Posted by Ruth on 11/05/2010 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Fiorito's

Are they still in business? The number above has been disconnected, and the restaurant's been dark the last several evenings I've driven by.

Posted by firsttimecaller on 11/02/2010 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Vivace

Having spent most every single day since April dining out for lunch & or dinner at some of the so called best restaurants in Tucson, I can unequivocally say Vivace is the best of the best. This place & its newer Pizzeria Vivace never ever disappoint. Along w/there smashing food is, there impeccable service & wine list. Vivace we are back!

Posted by Simonetti on 08/14/2010 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Luna Bella Italian Cuisine and Catering

It's the best food in town with pretty much the old Red Sky Cafe taste, flair & menu.

Posted by brainbozo on 06/27/2010 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Ascolese's Italian Restaurant

The best Italian food anywhere in Tucson, and the steaks, pork chops, and seafood dishes are out of this world.

Posted by MonsoonPro on 08/27/2009 at 2:25 PM

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