04/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
One of the best Italian meals we have had. But that said, we will probably never go back. Our party of 7 sat for over 30 minutes before any bread was brought to the table, and then after 15 minutes I had to flag a busboy to get our waiter (who was never further than 15 feet from our table in this tiny restaurant) to come over to take our orders. We also object to any but the toniest of 4-star restaurants who cannot provide a decent wine under $35. This is totally absurd, especially for a place as big as our living room, with no ambience, located in a strip commercial building.
That said, we highly recommend the roasted chicken in linguine with shiitake mushrooms in a madeira sauce, and the gnocchi with shrimp and linguine. Even the shaved parmesan was top notch. My wife was also impressed with the caesar salad, especially after requesting an extra anchovy, they brought out a virtual string of fish.
Please, Cafe, hire some waiters who will do your fantastic chef the appropriate service. And provide a reasonably priced vin ordinaire.