08/18/2007Provided by Citysearch -
First off, I had made reservations for dinner at 7:30. Thinking that it wouldn't be a problem, I arrived a little early, and we were asked to take a seat at the bar. Not that this would normally be a problem for me, but we were sitting at the bar for 40 minutes before we were seated, later we learned because the hostess forgot about us. Thankfully I was a little buzzed so I wasn't as angry as I could have been. Then we were seated. It was 10 minutes before anyone even brought us water. Then when the waiter finally showed up, we told him we had been waiting for 40 minutes for our reservation. He proceeded to tell us in a half-apology that he didn't control the amount of people in the restaurant. Too bad I come from the school where if you make a reservation you get seated within 10 minutes of our reservation time. The food was not that good. The red sauce that was served with our meatballs was bland and tasteless. Wait scratch that, it had some taste, the taste of a kitchen staff that didn't know not to pour a bag of sugar into the sauce. The other appetizer, the prosciutto wrapped figs were great though. Next onto the main course, The lamb was good, and the sauce that it was served in was amazing. The other dish that we ordered, the veal, was bland and tasteless again. Our server was bumbling and never offered us a sincere apology. I feel that with all the blunders that occurred throughout the night, that they could have at least comped one of the appetizers or given us a coffee. We were not the only ones dissatisfied with the poor level of service, I saw the waiter not bring a coffee to the table next to ours, and the poor woman had to ask three times before a busboy finally brought one to her, this was after when her desert delivered to her without a fork. And the waiter brought another woman a glass of red wine when she asked for a glass of white. Overall I would say skip Pompeii and try someplace where the service is better and the staff not incompetent.