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2700 E Bidwell St, Folsom, CA | Directions 9563038.657146 -121.125202
Mon Closed ; Tue-Thu 11am-10pm ; Fri 11am-11pm ; Sat 11am-11pm ; Sun 4pm-10pm
Average Italian Food – i came to this resturant with high hopes, having being reccomended to me by a freind. but i am dissappointed to say it did not live up to my expectations. initially i was surprised to walk in with out a resorvation and get a table with only about 15 minutes wait, which was great, espically on valentines day. good selection on the menu. but when we got our food, it seemed almost too simple, and should i say, bland? service was mediocre, our watriess came back only about twice the whole time and refilled our water only once.
In all this place was "ok" but not something to write home about. maybe ill try to give it another chance sometime,
I left feeling like i could have made something just as good at home for less.
Great food and authentic surroundings – A great place to take your date. Very good food and great atmosphere.
great italian food – We had 2 great italian dishes- both were very good- the limoncello dessert was awesome!
Good service-- First time since they opened the new digs!!!
An embarrassment to Folsom – This was a huge disappointment. They've moved to fancy new digs, and with all the fuss, we decided to give it a try. What a disappointment! Soggy pizza! Can you imagine? At an Italian restaurant? Bland pasta, boring salad. You'd be better off at Spaghetti Factory, seriously! At half the price. The couple at the next table each took one bite of their food and put down their forks and called for the check. We were hungry so we ate ours, but we certainly understood them!
Yes, the owner jumps around smiling and shaking hands with everyone like he's some sort of rock star. Please. That act is played! Better he should look after the kitchen and get that squared away, and let me eat in peace!
Good food but terrible service! – We have eaten at Visconti's several times in the past and have always had good food with good service. After going there tonight (Sat 9/20/08) we won't be going back anytime soon. Our server (very possibly the owners daughter) was more interested in socializing and visiting with her friends who were in the restaurant, than waiting on her customers. We were completely forgotten about after getting our salads and waited for more than a half hour for our appetizer. Only after asking another server to check on our meals did it become apparent that she not only forgot about us, but she never even submitted our orders to the kitchen. The food might be good, but we will look elsewhere for a restaurant to spend our hard earned cash at!
Take-out mistake... – I wanted take-out spaghetti and meatballs. Simple, huh? Inexpensive it was not. Over 18 dollars for a single serving. I t was supposed to be a dinner, but the side salad was missing completely. and there was no parmasan cheese to complement the spaghetti. The sauce was too sweet for my taste and the meatballs were bland. Won't be getting food there ever again!
Sweet Italian – Food: Appetizer was tasty, mussels? marinara was wonderful for being so far from the ocean, Salads were skimpy but creamy Italian dressing was best I?ve had in years; entree came after enough time to digest, but not long enough to get filled from the wonderfully tasty but burnt garlic bread. (One piece cut my gums enough to hinder enjoyment of my meal); the high ticket item was worth its twenty dollar price, except the seventy-nine cent spaghetti as side pasta, the lower ticket twelve dollar item was exceptional however the meatballs were fit for the kids portion. All in all the sauce hits the spot as an interestingly sweet take on traditional sauces, The sugary taste overpowers the spices or the meat mixed in, so it tasted like eating some sort of a cake. Despite the culture shock from traditional Italian food, I would like to try some of the other dishes.
Service: or lack there of was offensive none the least. The owner was a wonderful guy who came over to talk, however the rest of the staff should take lessons on how to write, repeat an order to avoid mistakes, or just listen. Water was refilled before the glass touched the table yet sodas were few and far between after plenty reminders. Bread was refilled with lackluster concern. When I asked for the bill it came after a few stares to remind, but was incorrect, after the third time (and person) it still was miscalculated. All together it took forty! Minutes to receive the bill from when we first asked, the change was miscounted and plastic was obsolete by the time the receipt came by. I have never seen so many people help one table and still not have the correct answers. (Total of 8 tables at the time: so not crowdedenough for an excuse, not to mention the servers took orders from other tables before goingback in her pocket to get our bill)
Best italian restaurant in Folsom – I have been a frequent patron of this restaurant for nearly five years now and am never disappointed. They have the best chicken parmesan sandwich and meatball sandwich around. I was surprised by the negative reviews and I just felt the need to share my positive experiences with the public.
Prices way too high for level of dining experience – I'll start from the beginning as it gets worse from there. We froze as we sat at our table because the ceiling fans were on in the middle of February! The waitress was attentive as she brought our drinks, but after that we saw her twice. She forgot the bread until I asked for it at after the meals were served, and it was burnt at best. The calamari was rubbery, and then the salad was no different than the bagged stuff at the grocery store, though the dressing was good. The dinner came after about 30 minutes of being seated. It was fairly warm, but no fresh parmesan cheese grated on top? I thought that was kind of "non-italian" like for such a restaurant that had been recommended to us with high marks. There was the little shaker jar on the table with the powdered stuff in there like you would find at a cheap pizza place. That was very tacky! We had told our waitress that we wanted two to go orders and we placed them about 20 minutes before we were planning on leaving, thinking that would be enough time. The place wasn't very busy, and it was totellini alfredo. Not a hard order. We then waited another 45 minutes for the to go order. She dropped off the food and said she would be back with the check. After a gruelling 20 minutes of waiting for the check, having her say the machine couldn't read our credit card we were finally out of there! It was so painful and we were so irritated with that place it made whatever moment was enjoyable, totally miserable! To top it all off, my bank statement shows that they charged our credit card twice for the bill! Now I have to call them up and relive this entire story all over again to try and get my credit of almost $100.00. Don't bother with this restaurant as it is overpriced for what it is.
Poor Excuse for an Italian place – Ok, some of the food is good/ok, though it has gone downhill from years ago. Yes, Mr. Visconti is charming and it's cute that he chats with the patrons and all, but c'mon! NO parmesan cheese?! (other than "Kraft" powdered stuff?!) I can get fresh parm at Olive Garden and Macaroni Grill, so not having it at an "authentic" italian place is inexcusable. There is little to no atmosphere, made worse by their new practice of turning up the lights (despite candles on the table!) I'm sorry, but when it feels like I'm at Denny's all the way around there's certainly no reason to pay $$$ for their food.
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