So sad and disappointing!
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I'm always sorry to see a business fold up. I didn't think their stuff was all that good, but still it's a loss and a sign of the times. There'll be more I'm afraid.
Loved their gelato!
However, it is of no surprise that they went out. There food was pretty good, but way overpriced for a fast casual restaurant. For damn near the same price, I could eat at Olive Garden and be served. I would consider their food similar also.
Never tried the 'za, but loved the gelato. That place had the worst location, though, it's no wonder.
Honestly, you drop that same shop inside Spring Meadows, they're making a million bucks. Probably couldn't with both Pizza Hut (yuck) and Mancino's (yum) in the plaza too.
That is disappointing. Their gelato was good. We went there a lot, but I guess it just wasn't enough.
For damn near the same price, I could eat at Olive Garden and be served
You could also warm up a bowl of Spaghetti-Os.
Obviously he's not a fan of Olive Garden and I'm always curious why the place is knocked. Nobody's going there for a fine-dining Italian experience. It's family or friend-style casual place, decent food at relatively reasonable prices. In other words, in this economy, exactly the kind of establishment that should survive.
Ditto Inky's on N. Detroit, which is even better because it's not part of a chain.
Thanks alot McCaskey - now I want Inkys eggplant parm.
Speaking if Pizza..
When does Pizza Papalis Open? anyone know?
For spaghetti and really great Italian I love Pasta Fina on Heatherdowns at Perrysburg-Holland Rd. The expaneded their menu earlier this year and it's fantastic.
The Olive Garden does suck. It blows my mind that people will actually wait for a table there.
Pasta Fina has the best ceasar salad hands down...
I always used to think of old submarine movies when I ate their crap (especially the pizza)because it LEFT AN OIL SLICK!! PTUI! PTUI!! TRASH!! I used to work near it, so it was 'handy'. Haven't touched their garbage OR even THOUGHT about them for over 20 years, and I CAN'T BELIEVE they're still in business.
You probably don't like it because you don't like authentic. Too many trips to Fazzolis will do that. :)
I have had what I would term GOOD Italian food exactly four places in my life:
1). Used to be a place in Point Place, on the left as you went out-think it's gone.
2). A place downstairs in Cleveland very close to the football stadium.
4). The Original Gino's pizza on Monroe at Central is about the best pizza this town ever had, but in fairness, I haven't had it for years. A FEW others are passable.
I think Mancys is overrated all around. Steak included.
And now you have me trying to recall the name of the place on Summit AGAIN! But, that place was good.
For MY money, the place they tore down to build HOOTER'S had the best damned steaks in town-ever. I almost cried when they closed it, ate their quite a bit. Wasn't the name John Krotzer's? Amhed's and The Village Smithy in Waterville come close.
Should have read 'ate their food quite a bit'. Damned typos.
Krotzer's was THE BEST steak house Toledo ever had. Better than Mancy's. And their rack of lamb was to die for. I still mourn for that rack of lamb. The crusty coating balanced with light spices that worked with the tender young lamb that was done to just the right degree.....excuse me I have to go and have a cry.
It's been a while now, but the last steak in Toledo that really impressed me with its wow factor was a filet at the Mango Tree on Reynolds. Served with Bernaise, oh yummmmmy!
Interesting I should mention mangoes in two threads in one night. Heh.
Any comments on HJ Prime? Only steak place for me.
Steak... The Rib Cage in Maumee across from Meijer. We drive across town to go there. Love it!
For great steak the Maumee Chop House is fantastic!
I happen to be a fan of Mancy's Steakhouse. As far as the best Italian I've had would hands down be in Italy, of course. Italian-American food is it's own thing.
I think the best Italian in Toledo comes from my own kitchen, which is why I don't eat out Italian very much. La Scola is okay. Mancy's Italian is alright.
'Any comments on HJ Prime? Only steak place for me.'
Yep, took my wife there for our anniversary late October. Both got prime rib. Excellent.
I enjoyed Diaggio's, especially their sandwiches. Agreed that they were a bit pricey, but really excellent food. Too bad.
Once I had a great steak dinner at Chili's in Spring Meadows.
As for pizza buffet, We went several times to East-of-Chicago on McCord & Dorr. But recently, the pizza topping was greasy so we never returned.
We like Caper's (S. Byrne & Glanzman). Darn good pizza but the calzone was overbaked and hard.