After being seated in a romantic booth, we were greeted by a friendly and knowledgable waiter who recommended a delicious bottle of wine, which we thoroughly enjoyed. However, as soon as the food began to arrive, we were less than impressed. For an appetizer, we decided to try the grilled calamari, which we generally love. It was listed as their "specialty" so we wanted to see the "best" they had to offer.
When we began to dig in, the light breading peeled off into the a pool of grease and the calamari itself was overcooked and rubbery.
We thought it may be a fluke, so we moved on to the next course without any reservations. For the salad course, we enjoyed a nicely grilled chilled caesar wedge and a special beet and goat cheese, both topped with fresh ingredients. We were optimistic after this course, but when our entrees arrived, we began to doubt the freshness and abilities found in this kitchen.
We have both had many experiences with homemade and fine Italian dining, but this restaurant surely missed the point on both counts. We were even more discouraged to come back to this restaurant when you take into account the high price for a meal we did not finish or care to take home with us.
For a menu and more information: Mario's
SavorySawickys give this edible experience 2 truffles out of 5.