Based on my first experience, I will give them a 3 out of 5, but I could see how the rating could move a point in either direction. Whether food, or facility, the good always seemed to be balanced by something not-so-good.
Initial impressions, after coming in the door around 1:15 on a workday afternoon and seeing only one other patron:... the interior decor was nice and pleasant, and it looked very clean, but it unfortunately had a very noticeable smell of a combination decayed food and, apparently, the cleaning products used trying to combat it.
I ordered an Italian sub and a Tiramisu. The sub was quite good, with good quality meats and cheese, but star was the bread, roll, which was wonderful. A perfect choice for the sub, with great flavor and texture.
Now, I usually avoid desserts, but I'm a sucker for a good Tiramisu, and since they claim to make their own and that it'll be "the best" I ever had, well I had to check!
Let me first state that "the best I ever had" is at Landini Brothers, a small family-owned Italian restaurant in the Old Town portion of Alexandria, VA. I just can't imagine a better Tiramisu is even possible.
So, how was this one? Well, it did appear to be "home-made", but they must've made it and then frozen it, because the center of mine was still partially frozen. The flavor & texture of the thawed portion was pretty good, but the frozen center detracted from it.
A fresh, non-frozen portion would probably rate as better than most of the ones I've had around this area, but would still fall short of the "best I ever had" mark.
Overall, I might try them again. I see the potential is there, but there is also some improving to do.
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