Incredible Service, Great wine!
I dined at Tucci last night and had one of the most enjoyable meals of my life. I was so impressed that I came home to check out reviews on City Search and was absolutely shocked to see the two previous write-ups. I had a totally different experience. As a former restaurant industry worker, I have indredibly high standards. I can appreciate good service and great food, and this is exactly what I found at Tucci. My server was friendly, conversational, and had an obvious appreciation and expertice for the rarer Italian wines Tucci offers. I was seated immediately, had a bottle of great wine before I could even open my dinner menu, and enjoyed a filet mignon that was delivered promptly and cooked perfectly. My wife had the halibut that was on their menu, not a special, and had a very different experience than the person who wrote before, it was not the least bit dry. We finished with a chocolate polenta cake with a scoop of the house-made gelatto and it was absolutely incredible. I would go back in a heartbeat.
Maybe my experience was different because, to me, an owner doesn't determine whether or not my own dining experience is enjoyable. Maybe he isn't interested in conversation when he is enjoying his food, I know we were stuck silent for a moment. Or maybe he has become jaded by the very ""entitled"" clientelle of any business in the Lake Oswego area. As a business owner there, I know the feeling. Regardless, service is great, food even better, and I will take a grumpy owner any day if that is what I get out of it!