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Posted by Anonymous on 10/18/2005
The food and service is great as long as they know you. They will even make you spicial dishes.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/24/2005
They don't deliver, but they do offer takeout orders. I once ordered dinner from them - a $23 entree. I paid $25, and the waiter asked if I could wait a second while he attended to someone outside, and he would bring me my change. Some time passed, and I went outside. Another waiter outside seemingly jokingly asked if I was really waiting around for $2. I figured he was being good-natured. But he kept it up - "You're really going to sit around waiting for $2"? I was uncomfortable, but assumed he was kidding. Why would I tip someone $2 when he never waited on me and didn't deliver anything to my apartment? He told me he would get the change - and my $2 was returned to me as 8 quarters. To send a message, apparently.
Posted by Too Expensive on 04/30/2005
The place is noisy but that was fine by me. The food was not bad. However, the prices of the food and drinks was a bit pricey. I doubt if I'll put it on my places to return.
Posted by disappointed on 04/18/2005
I decided to take my husband to Elio's for dinner after reading all the wonderful reviews. We were very disappointed. The place was too crowded, and too loud. But besides the atmosphere the food was very disapponting as well. The service was slow and unfriendly. The food portions were very small, my husband got the soft shell crabs, they brought him 3 very small crabs with no sides. The presentation of the food was also poor. We left the place hungry and had to stop for pizza. The place is very expensive and you don't get the value.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/17/2004
This place definitely satisfies your craving for authentic italian pasta out of Itlay. The pasta is absolutely delicious.The creme brulee was not up to par and it was just too expensive to become a regular haunt. But worth checking out once when you're in the mood to splurge a little.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/23/2004
You will never have linguine with white clam sauce anywhere, ever again, after you've had it at Elio's. And do yourself a favor, split a bowl with your dinner partner so you can have it as a side dish to any number of amazing meals (like the pounded veal chop with diced plum tomatoes on top). And don't forget to pick your face out of your food long enough to spot some cool celebs.
Posted by KP on 08/03/2004
The food was extraordinary, it's full of celeb sightings, an overall great experience!