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10/23/11Provided by Citysearch
we had a 730 reservaation on an obviously busy saturday night. when we saw the 630 reservations getting seated at 720 pm we knew trouble was at hand. we even arrived a half hour early and ended up waiting till about 815 pm to get seated. we had an 88 yo great grandmother with us and it got very very uncomfortable waiting in the super crowded overstuffed lobby full of waiting patrons with reservations and insufficient seating.
the hostess, upon hearing the suggestion that maybe they overbooked suggested not at all, we will be seated in a few minutes. very patronizing and insulting. the wait staff told us this is how they do business.
once seated we were next to the utensil closet and had to deal with a racket of metal utensils being put in and refilled by the bus boys. the seat seemed created and pushed into the corner to create more customer income. what a pia.
the food was good.
they use the usairways reservation system near as I could tell only there were no offers of free future meals for anyone willing to give up their overbooked reservations. Overall a very unpleasant evening.
i feel this is a manifestation of a restaurant with good food and really greedy owners/managers doing their best to squeeze as many patrons as possible into a very unpleasant restaurant.
02/16/11Provided by Citysearch
The restaurant building is nice and that's as far as the good stuff goes. The owner is rude, nasty and completely unfair in all aspects. This restaurant is not very large and either they don't know how to manage reservations or they intentionally make people wait so it always looks crowded.
Unfortunately, we had our Grandson's Christening party at this restaurant and it was a fiasco from the get go! We rented a room for a specified amount of time and when we arrived at the restaurant, there were people still eating in the room we rented...we had to wait for them to finish, but even before our time was up, they almost pushed us out the door! We paid more for each meal than the cost on the menu, but each meal was a cut down version....a little more than half of what you get when ordering from the menu. A couple invited guests never made it to the restaurant and the owner still charged us for their meals, which was exorbitant to begin with. One of our guests complained that her food was very salty and the owner argued the point with her. Other people tasted it and agreed, but the owner was nasty and would not concede that the food was too salty. On top of all that, the servers were not friendly at all. They looked angry and when someone asked for more water, bread, coffee or soda, they had to wait a long time. The coffee cups were filled half way and was hardly warm and the cold drinks were mostly ice.
Our Grandson's Christening party should have been a happy, memorable occassion, but having it at this restaurant turned it into an embarassing event that cost us a fortune! My family and friends will NEVER set foot in this place again! All of the bad reviews are right on!
Highly recommend! Wonderful, absolutely delicious and authentic! Only the freshest ingredients. This is an Italian family run restaurant with class AND warmth! Service is excellent! It's a BYOB - but, one can really save that way! Do try the thin spaghetti with lump crab meat and a fresh, tomato/basil sauce - to die for! A beautiful location with plenty of parking to boot!
- General Info
- TRATTORIA GIUSSEPPE/ BELLA DI NOTTE BANQUET HALL is the premier fine dining BYOB and banuquet facility in the Philadelphia Area!
- Regular Hours
- Pizza, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Caterers, Italian Restaurants, Party Planning, Restaurants
- BYOB|Fine Dining|Lunch|Dinner|Mediterranean Cuisine|Italian Cuisine|Fine Restaurant|Partys|Banquet halls|weddings|rehearsal dinners|bridal showers|seminars|Christening|Bar Mitzvahs|Graduations|Proms|SPECIAL OCCASIONS
- Payment Options
- Price Range
- Other Information
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes