Bovalino's Italian Ristorante

★★★☆☆

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I had been wanting to try Bovalino's so we went there last night for our anniversary. There were only 2 servers for the entire restaurant that seats 40 people, so the attention was far from personal. The feeling was cramped and the lights were too bright, even though there were candles lit on the tables. My husband's Veal Piccata consisted of 4 teeny tiny veal medallions and the marsala sauce it was in was on the same plate as the side of spaghetti w/marinara. I would suggest to the owners to put the spaghetti in a "boat" rather than on the same plate for this particular dish. I was also told my entree, Cavatelli di Pasquale, would have zucchini, which it didn't, yet the server did not even mention it when she served it without. For dessert, we shared a piece of Tiramisu. I took one bite and couldn't eat anymore, it was OVERSOAKED with liquor it wasn't even funny.. and I have had plenty of Tiramisu in my life. One other thing.... for a so called "authentic" Italian restaurant to NOT have cappuccino or espresso is beyond me!!!!! For a quick meal, this place is ok, but not for a special ocassion where you need personalized service, and a quiet romantic atmosphere.

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★★☆☆☆

I had been wanting to try Bovalino's so we went there last night for our anniversary. There were only 2 servers for the entire restaurant that seats 40 people, so the attention was far from personal. The feeling was cramped and the lights were too bright, even though there were candles lit on the tables. My husband's Veal Piccata consisted of 4 teeny tiny veal medallions and the marsala sauce it was in was on the same plate as the side of spaghetti w/marinara. I would suggest to the owners to put the spaghetti in a "boat" rather than on the same plate for this particular dish. I was also told my entree, Cavatelli di Pasquale, would have zucchini, which it didn't, yet the server did not even mention it when she served it without. For dessert, we shared a piece of Tiramisu. I took one bite and couldn't eat anymore, it was OVERSOAKED with liquor it wasn't even funny.. and I have had plenty of Tiramisu in my life. One other thing.... for a so called "authentic" Italian restaurant to NOT have cappuccino or espresso is beyond me!!!!! For a quick meal, this place is ok, but not for a special ocassion where you need personalized service, and a quiet romantic atmosphere.

Pros: Decent entrees

Cons: Lack of attention with service, space

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This is one of my husbands and i favorite restaurant. His favorite is the Carbonara and I love the Chicken Parmesan. The calamari is the best! You also have to try the creamy garlic dressing. It's the best!!!! A must try!

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★★★★☆

This is one of my husbands and i favorite restaurant. His favorite is the Carbonara and I love the Chicken Parmesan. The calamari is the best! You also have to try the creamy garlic dressing. It's the best!!!! A must try!

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This food is THE worst Italian food I have ever had in my life, and I've had it all over the world (not to sound snotty). I don't understand how that place is still open, there is no one in there...ever. I went there twice, both times I took about three bites, I only went back to give it another shot thinking maybe I caught them on a bad night. Everything tastes like it was out of a box or jar. It's too bad though because I really like the little place, too bad there isn't a good Italian Ristorante there.

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★☆☆☆☆

This food is THE worst Italian food I have ever had in my life, and I've had it all over the world (not to sound snotty). I don't understand how that place is still open, there is no one in there...ever. I went there twice, both times I took about three bites, I only went back to give it another shot thinking maybe I caught them on a bad night. Everything tastes like it was out of a box or jar. It's too bad though because I really like the little place, too bad there isn't a good Italian Ristorante there.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Food

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we felt this restaurant was very over priced for the quality food we had. It cost $87 for me and my wife to get dinner and one drink each. The food was so so at best and the service was mediocre. There are many other little "mom and pop" italian restaurants in the area with much better food.

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★☆☆☆☆

we felt this restaurant was very over priced for the quality food we had. It cost $87 for me and my wife to get dinner and one drink each. The food was so so at best and the service was mediocre. There are many other little "mom and pop" italian restaurants in the area with much better food.

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Bovalino's is a quaint little place to have a great Italian meal. The restaurant only has about 13 tables, but they have plenty of parking. They don't take reservations after 7:00, but I don't think you would need them during the week. On the weekend - definitely make them! There is outdoor seating for the summer, and there is really no place to go if you do have to wait - you'd have to go outside. The food was very good - tastes like traditional Italian I have had before. The service is very good and everyone was friendly. Because this place is so small, it is very romantic. I have seen children there, but due to the size, if the kids are being at all loud it could get really distracting. Bovalino's is a great place to take guests, and everyone I've taken has been charmed by the service and size of the restaurant. You feel like you know a little secret place.

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Bovalino's is a quaint little place to have a great Italian meal. The restaurant only has about 13 tables, but they have plenty of parking. They don't take reservations after 7:00, but I don't think you would need them during the week. On the weekend - definitely make them! There is outdoor seating for the summer, and there is really no place to go if you do have to wait - you'd have to go outside. The food was very good - tastes like traditional Italian I have had before. The service is very good and everyone was friendly. Because this place is so small, it is very romantic. I have seen children there, but due to the size, if the kids are being at all loud it could get really distracting. Bovalino's is a great place to take guests, and everyone I've taken has been charmed by the service and size of the restaurant. You feel like you know a little secret place.

Pros: Good parking

Cons: No waiting area

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WOW, THIS LITTLE PALCE HAS THE BEST ITALIAN FOOD AROUND.......

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WOW, THIS LITTLE PALCE HAS THE BEST ITALIAN FOOD AROUND.......

 

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