Poor Service and Overpriced Food
I found this place through a gift certificate I purchased on restaurant com. When we initially arrived, we were warmly greeted and seated by a friendly older gentleman, who promptly returned to our table after seating us with something to put until the leg of our table so it didnt wobble. Too bad that kind man wasnt our server, too.
The location was great, and the restaurant was clean, and quite lovely inside, with a wall of windows overlooking the waterway and downtown Tampa, and another wall of murals.
Our server was a slim, dark haired man. I don't know if he had an attitude because we were using a gift certificate, or what, but it was the worst service I think I've ever had, and I eat out multiple times a week. We arrived shortly after 7:00 pm. He didn't take our order until after 7:30 pm. He had one other table, and apparently was more concerned about serving them than us. He took my husband's empty diet coke glass and didn't bring a refill until 20 minutes later. Our food didn't arrive until after 8:00. He topped off my water glass once while we were waiting on the food. Then never again. By the end of the meal (pushing 8:30), my water glass was empty, as was both glasses of the other couple dining with us. And my husband's diet coke was empty again. Thankfully my husband's not a big water drinker, so I had his water, too. Because we used the restaurant com gift certificate, the server automatically added an 18% tip for himself. Normally, I tip 20%, but this guy was barely worth $1, so he won that round. Don't worry...I won't be back for another round.
I ordered Fettuccini Bolognese (pasta with meat sauce), which was $17.95, and my husband had a pasta dish with sausage for $16.95. Both were mediocre -- I've had better at Romano's Macaroni Grill for 1/2 the price.