Norfolk >Food & Dining > Vineyards Trattoria & Pizzeria
147 Granby St, Norfolk, VA | Directions 2351036.847539 -76.291763
Sat: 5pm-10pm, Mon-Thu: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-9pm, Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm
I took my husband here for a special dinner thinking it would be nice to try something new for the night instead of an old favorite. 5 minutes to get greeted, another 5 to be seated. Very small dinning room and cramped seating when it's full had me brushing up on other guests. We asked for one minute to make our drink decisions, but the waiter didn't come back for 15. We gave him our food order right away in case we lost him again. We'd arrived at 6:30, and by the time the food came it was 8pm so we asked it just be wrapped to go so we could get on our way. They told us it would just be a minute a few times while we waited, but to be honest he never actually apologized or checked in often. Couldn't believe it took them that long to make it. We had to ask 3 times for more water. They tried to put a mandatory 18% gratuity included when we went to leave. We tried the food when we got home but it went in the garbage. My husband had tortellini with chicken and he said it tasted like a pre-made frozen, and it only had 3 small pieces of chicken in the sauce. I had the gorgonzola pasta and it was completely devoid of any of the flavorful blue cheese - the sauce just tasted like eating straight cream over a dried packaged pasta they cooked. The shrimp in mine were so over-cooked they were mealy. And both our meals were significantly lacking in season, as if they forgot any salt or pepper. I would never waste my time or money again with such poor service and poor food.
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