04/03/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We've snacked at Orso's back patio during festivals in the area, and thought we'd try the restaurant. Thanks to rude service and a miserable environment, we'll never set foot in their establishment again. If you're looking for a nice, pleasant Italian meal, go elsewhere. Tables are on top of each other and jammed next to the kitchen and services entrances. Average age of the place was 60, probably people who had been putting up with their abuse for years and don't know any better. We went in and they offered a table jammed up next to the bar next to the entry where people coming into the restaurant slammed into the table chairs. We passed, and sat at the bar waiting for another table. They gave us one, right next to the service entrance, and I do mean 'next to'. 1 inch further back and it would have obstructed it. We asked for other tables but they were 'taken'. If so, not during the hour we sat waiting for our tiny portion of expensive deep fried greasy calimari. At least we had a couple of pricey drinks with no alcohol- my date had a wine pour of about 3 shots worth, and I had a watered down 'cocktail' that was a fruit drink. After seeing the full-priced but bite-sized portions of other tables' patrons that we were jammed against, we left. They didn't care. This is a place to go to if you have no place else to go.