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“Pleasant Atmosphere Poor Food Quality”

Lo Sole Mio Ristorante
Ranked #9 of 1,530 Restaurants in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and wanted to go somewhere nice. We were both impressed with the ambiance and the way they start you off with bread with roasted garlic, olive oil to drizzle, Parmesan, etc.

The bread they served us was flavorless which is fine considering we had garlic and oil to add to it, however it was brick-like in texture.

We wanted to get a nice idea of what they offered so we started out with their sampler appetizers. The fried calamari was decent for Omaha. The ravioli (both beef and cheese) tasted obviously frozen, especially the beef variety. The fried artichoke was the worst of the appetizers. It was soggy on the outside and was a puddle of juice on the inside.

For our meals we decided to do their combos to get some further variety. My combo consisted of room temperature breaded steak that was soggy on the outside and flavorless meat on the inside. My combo also had a sausage with peppers which was the best part of the meal but lacked the quality one should expect at a fine dining establishment. The worst part of my meal was the spaghetti with meat sauce as there was a noticeable tin flavor to the sauce.

My wife had a tin-sauce lasagna, incredibly bland Alfredo, and soggy crusted chicken parm.

We both wanted to like this place so much. I'm mad that this wasn't the authentic high quality food we were expecting.

As somebody that hates Olive Garden I would still recommend them over this place.

I believe the good reviews must come from a place of nostalgia when the place was either better or the patrons were too young to know what good food tasted like.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We hosted a group of about 40 here recently as we had some of our managers in from all over the country. They put us in the party room across the street from the main restaurant. While there are many great restaurants to host an out of town group at in Omaha, few will rival Lo Sole Mio for Italian food. We had the banquet space to ourselves and started with some outstanding appetizers, including fried ravioli and meatballs. We then sat for dinner and ordered from a pre-selected menu. I had the Chicken Parmigiana and it did not disappoint. The staff was wonderful and made sure that we had everything we need to enjoy our company. We would definitely consider using Lo Sole Mio again when hosting groups.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I have been to this restaurant many times and will continue to go back. I have even been to a few receptions and as always the food and service was outstanding.

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Thank MDJ333
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended to me by my neighbor in FL. I was very impressed. Parking spaces were hard to come by and I understand why. The atmosphere was fantastic. My server was very friendly and fun to chat with. They served a bowl of roasted garlic with my bread. I’m in love with this place now. I ordered the Vodka prosciutto. It was fantastic. I couldn’t eat all of it. Big portions. Wish I could have had dessert. Don’t miss this place.

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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Be warned. Come hungry. Wonderful Italian dishes. The serving are plentiful. From start to finish a very satisfying meal. Everyone was raving about the food. The appetizer was a statement in itself. The meal was seasoned to perfection. I only wish I wasn't so full that I had to pass on desert. Family owned and operated. Save the price of a plane ticket. Go to Italy in your car!

Thank bbbs2016
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