Well, sad to say, but I am done with Capri Tavola
I gave them a lot of chances since they are just a half block away from work, but nothing has worked out.
I've tried 4-5 different slices, including the white slice, and none have been better than meh. I've tried two different sandwiches, and the prosciutto/arugula/mozz was at least good but at almost 8 bucks and sized like a half sandwich elsewhere, not worthy of a repeat. A cup of lobster bisque was near as thin as water and tasted like paste, with nary a bit of lobster in sight. A chocolate chip cookie I was given as a freebie when my wait was excessive - a nice touch, mind you - tasted no better than store bought and featured an uncooked center.
a few side notes
- I did stop into the new Mr Sushi on 6th between as I heard they also offered yakitori and dumplings and such, but near as i can tell those are only available for dinner, and pricey - 10 bucks for a yakitori stick and 5 bucks for 4 dumplings. Place was PACKED.
- it looks like the space that used to be NY NY Deli on Sycamore is being remodeled, tho I could not yet tell if they were
putting in an eatery.
- Packzis are available at Servatii's right now, I would imagine at all their locations, but for not much longer
- local blogger GetInMahBelly had a fairly glowing review
of Raya's on Court Street. I was not all that impressed with the gyro I ate there this past summer but after this review I'll have to get back there for a falafel with tahini. The woman running the place used to work with Ned over at Jordan Valley, very friendly, she's the one who hooked me on tahini in place of tzatziki in the first place
- the chicken wild rice soup at the Elm Street Deli is every bit as good (identical, near as i can tell) as the excellent chicken wild rice soup I enjoyed frequently from the now defunct Tobey's in the Cincinnati Enquirer building back in the late 90's. The price is about a dollar higher than I'd expect, but the flavor and quality are top notch.
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