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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
Great Family Dining – I have to admit being very skeptical about this place after reading the mostly negative reviews, but this place really surprised me. For starters, the place wasn't loud at all. BJ's is way more loud by far. The service was outstanding, with the waiter and the bussers always making themselves useful. The bread was really good. The food wasn't the absolute best pasta we've ever had, but it was good. Finally, someone who had to be Mr. Visconti(the proprietor) came to our table and made us all laugh with his stories and comments, of course, made all the merrier by his italian accent. Our party of 6 left feeling very happy this place had been chosen, which hardly ever happens! We will be going back.
excellent family atmosphere, ITS ALL FRESH! – I have grown up on my family's Italian cooking and let me tell you, Visconti's Ristorante is the closest I have come to home. They are a small establishment and seem to be very popular among the greater Sacramento area. I was instantly greated at the door and although I had a wait it was well worth it. The calamari was fresh, breaded, and DELICIOUS! All meals are prepared to feed two (just how mom made them), garaunteed to fill you up. Be sure to take some leftovers so you can save room for their homemade desserts! The tiramisu and canolis were absolutely to die for! I would reccomend this ristorante to anyone who enjoys fine italian dining. If you are ever homesick or just need a bit of light in your day, be sure to stop in, it is garaunteed that you will feel at home. Do not expect a chain like restaraunt, this is the closest to family you will get. They are exceptional for large parties or just dinner for two. Don't blink, you might miss them.
Horrible Experience!! – We went here for my boyfriends birthday dinner. I made reservations and everything. When I got there it was loud, the service was horrible and food was even worse. The calamari was huge, and all the breading fell off as you cut it up. The salads were nothing special, just lettus and dressing. My food was marked the "lowest in fat" and was puddling grease all around the plate. There was an upset customer complaining directly behind us. The environment was so loud we could not hear eachother. I will never go back.
Visconti - The Worst in Years – The service, the food and the time spent there were all the worst I have experienced in years. By some of the reviews that I have seen from 2 years ago this place may have been pretty good at one time, but those days are over and will never been seen again. The server took the order and brought the check, the only time I saw her. The bus boy was my server for the rest of the night. A customer was yelling about their poor experience and I am sorry that I did not leave then. DO NOT BOTHER, GO TO A FAST FOOD JOINT FOR BETTER FOOD AND SERVICE.
Not for large groups – I have dined there several times and really enjoyed the food, so I recommended it to my readers' group. That was a mistake. The service was slow, we felt ignored and the dishes did not all arive at the same time. Some of us were through eating before others got their food. Then since we had a party of 8, a gratuity of 20% was added to the bill. My group will not be going there again.
Totally disappointed – Maybe it's because I am a spoiled New Englander and I was raised on the most authentic Italian food.. But after hearing such rave reviews about Visconti's and living in the area for a year now, my husband and I decided to finally dine there for our anniversary. Let's just say I was extremely disappointed. The food was bland, the prices a little high (small order of calamari for $14? Hello!), and the desserts.. Gross. Proceed with caution if you desire to eat there. Don't expect much.. And don't order the cannoli. Ick.
Thats Italian – I grew up in New Jersey, home to some of the best "real" Italian food in the country, including the cooking of my own Italian mother. Visconti is the closest I can find to it here in Northern California. Low-key atmosphere and great, fresh food (without all the attitude of the fancy Italian joints and none of the contrived, circus-like atmosphere of the chain Italian eateries) makes it the only place I'll eat Italian.
The best Italian restaurant I have found--and I grew up in New York and have lived for years in Chicago and San Francisco. Carmelo and family are wonderful, the food is great, the prices are low, and even the music is good and not intrusive!
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