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Felice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Posted by anonymous on 12/11/2014
The food is simply bad. I once ordered the risotto. If they don't know how to prepare it, they should not have on the menu. No flavor of butter or cheese. I can't cook rice, but they make my rice seem like gourmet in comparison. Rice was partly cooked and partly uncooked. They threw a few pieces of mushroom in it to give it it's name, but all in all it was the poorest I've ever had.
Posted by Mary Ann on 11/03/2014
We had been there before and had a delightful evening so when it came to a special occasion this seem to be a nice pick. We arrived 1/2 hour early to have a drink at the bar (very pricey drinks for nothing fancy). At the time of our reservation we were told it would be a 5 minute wait and then again told another 10 minute wait. Nearly an hour later we got a table that was awful as it was next to the kitchen...took forever to get some bread (we were starving by this time) and they brought the wrong appetizer to the table. The food overall is quite good, but the service was poor. They gave us dessert for free, which was a nice guesture, but at close to $15 a drink we would have preferred that! It will take a lot for me to go back. Will specifiy the table we want should we go and will forget the bar....the seats aren't even comfortable as they have no backs. Hope the other Felice's fare better! Maybe a change in staff would help!
Posted by JS100 on 09/28/2014
Why is it that restaurants do not get better over time? They either stay the same or go downhill. They may cut back on portion, maybe they got a new chef who prepares the dishes differently, or think cutting corners is the way to increase profit. I don't know but after not going to Felice 83 for awhile our return was quite disappointing. The Crostone Ricotta that we so much looked forward to was now served on a small piece of toast with little honey and no fig. To make matters worse service was deplorable. You may want to give it a try, but we will not be going back
Posted by Sheensangel on 08/03/2014
At least 6 visits with foodies (including an Italian); all agree that the food is excellent (including steak) and Felice's own Italian wine is great. Just be prepared for noise if they're busy. Service sometimes uneven.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/08/2013
Nice atmosphere - good bread, service occasionally poor, food seldom spectaular.
Posted by Mikel on 10/16/2012
flat out phenomenal. cute place, tons of candles, incredibly sweet staff. chicken milanese was like being in milan (found out that is where the chef is from). pastas were rich and filling but not overwhelming (the fusili al fereto? and tortellini especially). great wine list and very reasonable. basically I am announcing that I will be back, a lot. I didn't get it but saw a steak for two go by and got a whiff of rosemary and seared steak that made me hungry again after my meal. that will be my next order... no menu please just bring that steak!
Posted by Anonymous on 09/30/2012
Went here because my fave neighborhood spot was packed. House wine was not very good. I ordered a fusilli dish and was served what looked like soba noodles without an apology or a heads up. My bf ordered the chicken Milanese which looked less appetizing than chicken nuggets. It was literally 3 fried chicken patties that looked like they came from the frozen food section isle. It's too bad, since the place is really cute, but I would avoid.