I am a customer who frequents often, because the food is so good, no matter how good or bad my service is I will always be back because I'm a pasta lover. Like I said I've been to Olive Garden many times this location being the most at least twice a month, NEVER in all the years I have been coming here have I EVER received such exceptional, outstanding, just AMAZING service. Richard was taking care of my sister and I and let me just say our bread was always fresh, our waters were always full, he knew I loved cheese but my sister didn't so he made sure he put extra on a plate for me without me even asking. I will be back more now and asking for Richard every single time I come!
2930 Gulf To Bay BlvdClearwater, FL 33759
From Business: Italian cuisine in a historic building. A relaxed atmosphere with 256 seats & multiple private rooms. Two wine cellars with about 500 different wines to select fr…
2548 N Mcmullen Booth RdClearwater, FL 33761
From Business: Let us transport you to the villages of France, Morocco, Italy, Spain, Greece and America [?] where a good meal with good friends is at the heart of a good life! …
"My food had bugs in it PLUS the manager is and has his filthy beard near the food. No wonder! The main cook seems clean but the manager is filthy and has his filthy beard near the food or gets his filthy beard's bacteria and viruses over our food, when he carries the food dishes. I thought it was UNLAWFUL and FORBIDDEN by Health Laws to have employees who work near or with the food have facial hair. I was there for lunch and another time for dinner. The second time I went because my friends insisted in trying it but both times I saw bugs in the place and in my food. Not going there again!This restaurant should have several UNANNOUNCED, IMPROMPTU VISITS BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.
The Best Italian food? Pasta and pizza!!!!! We highly recommend it. The Owner is really nice and friendly ......we just love it to go there every week for an excellent Italian meal!!!!!!
The service at this restaurant is awful, we had a groupon that was about to expire and tried to use it three times, each time a fine print was pointed out that prevented us from using it. While we understand the fine print and should have read the whole thing, we had unforeseen circumstances that prevented us for coming earlier, and their was no budge in how they handle a brand new customer. The purpose of a groupon is to bring a new customer in with the hopes of having them return. These people didn't take marketing 101 and basically argued with me about the rules instead of trying to keep me in the restaurant. So we walked out to never come back
We ordered the lunch specials. When we tried to use our living social deal, we were told that its considered a coupon and we couldn't have the lunch deal. So they charged us full price for everything even though the lunch special was able smaller portion. We showed up at 1105a and the doors were locked. They open at 11am. When she finally opened the doors, she seemed irritated. We were the only 2 in the restaurant when we got there. We sat at the table for 20 mins before she even came to take our drink order. We both ordered pepsi. She brought us diet pepsi. When we told her we wanted regular pepsi, she told us they didn't have it. We don't know why she didnt tell us this from thr beginning. I ordered cheese ravioli with cheese sauce. It came out as meat ravioli. When i told her this, she told me thats how they make it. We checked the menu and she was wrong so they remade it for me. My husband ordered the donato that comes with white sauce. It came with red cream sauce. When we told her this, she told us it comes that way with both sauces and was rude. When we pointed to the table next to ours and the 2 people that ordered the same dish and got it correctly made, she still told us it comes that way. After all this, and our meal costing 3 times what it should have, my husband did not leave a tip. As we walked out thr door, she yelled to the entire restaurant, "thanks for the tip." We have never had an experience like this. She treated us like it was our fault when she messed everything up and was rude. Never EVER go here! We will be contacting living social and blogging about this.
I stumbled across this place when they were listed on Living Social. I purchased $40 worth of food for 50% off. . We went to dinner on a Friday night. I called the restaurant first to make a reservation. This guy answered the phone rudely and just said to come in. I could already tell we were starting off on the wrong foot. I expected the place to be packed but it wasn’t – that should’ve been my second clue of how our night was going to be. When we sat down, our waiter asked if we would like some olives. We said yes but never received them. I guess I should be grateful we never received them since many other reviews are stating this is a scam for an $8 surcharge. Several items on the menu were overpriced. I ended up going with the Spaghetti alla Carbonara and my husband went with the calzone. We also asked if they had sweet tea. He said yes and he returned with unsweet tea and sugar packets – we should have known better. The tea was cloudy, didn’t taste fresh and was just downright nasty. It looked like dirty mop water – we joked that maybe the water was imported from the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy to brew the tea. Soon a woman showed up to assist the waiter. She wasn’t the best waitress – she wasn’t friendly and we had to physically wave her down so she would come to our table. We noticed this woman continued to go in and out of the bathroom – this concerned me. She brought over our meals; they looked delicious however looks can be quite deceiving. My Spaghetti alla Carbonara was tasteless. In traditional recipes, the bacon is cooked until slightly crisp – not so much with this version. The bacon appeared to be boiled and also didn’t have much flavor. Half way through my meal, I had to stop eating because I got nauseous. I got hot, the AC wasn’t on and the front door was wide open. My husband said the calzone wasn’t all that better. It was pretty much a hunk of break with not much flavor. He choked it down as well as he could. When we were done, we sat there for quite a while until someone came to our table. I was telling my husband that I had a certificate to spend $40; you know it’s bad when he asks if we have to order more food to spend the $40. Rather than waste the money, we decided we would go for the gelato – after all, you can’t mess that up too bad right? When the woman FINALLY came to our table, we ordered two bowls of gelato. It took FOREVER to get it. We joked that she must’ve gone to the other great Italian restaurant down the street on S. Ft. Harrison to get it. It was decent but nothing to write home about. As a matter of fact, it tasted store bought and had a freezer burn aftertaste. We had to wave the woman down to ask her for our bill and she said the other guy would bring it to us. We waited at least 20 minutes while he was having a grand conversation with the table next to us. I proceeded to ask for the bill again and the guy gave me this dirty look like I was interrupting him by asking for my bill after 20 minutes. Eventually the family he was chatting with went up front to the cash register. We proceeded to wait another 15 minutes while they were engrossed in conversation. We got fed up and walked up to the register. They continued to talk for another five minutes completely ignoring us. I was getting even more upset; obviously we are at the register and want to pay yet this guy continued to ignore us. At this point I’m beyond frustrated so I interrupt them. I apologize for the disruption and stated that we’d like to pay and they may continue their discussion after we’re gone. Yes folks, we had to go there but you have to do what you have to do. Other reviewers have posted that the service is slow – this is an understatement! Overall the experience with this place was just horrible – the food and the service were extremely disappointing. The next day I also had stomach issues. We will NEVER come back to this place ever again.
The closest to home Italian cooking . The Food and Service was the best I've had in the area!! If you have been to Italy or not , you must see the Wonderful Tour of Italy on the big screen T.V. It makes you seem to be there !!
As close to Naples as you are going to get while in Clearwater. Pizza is all I have tried from this small place but it was fantastic. Caution for average buyer: The pizzas are only one size (small) and cost as much as a large from a chain joint, but in this case quality wins over quanity.
Wonderfull food. Home of the famous MAMA as seen on channel 13. MAMA makes you feel like family. She is loads of fun. Definitely well worth the trip You definitely have to meet MAMA she is a real hoot.