Italian >Aldo's Italian Restaurant
1031 State St, Santa Barbara, CA | Directions 9310134.422146 -119.703030
Neighborhoods: Santa Barbara Downtown
would not dine at this place ever – We made a reservation for this restaurant for 25 people at 35.00 each including tax, gratuity, food and drinks at the end we received a bill for 918.88 (43.88 over charged) I told my wife that I would take care of it the next day since we did not want to ruin the celebration. I just got off the phone with Karen the manager whom knows nothing about customer service and numbers even though the over charge is clear she refused to refund the difference... will not use this place for any future celebrations food was okay nothing to write home about, the service by the waiters was great they were very attentive to our needs.
worse Italian food I tasted – it's the worse Italian restaurand I been in.don't waste your money
They must work for a competitor – Great food, great service, great location. I am a Santa Barbara local and Italian food is not hard to come by on the American Riviera. But a place this good is. This is my families favorite italian place in the downtown area. The food is of much higher quality than Pillazos across the street without the wait. I highly recommend it from the starters to the entree to the desert my favorite is the Chicken Piccatta. Somehow I don't think a chef would screw up his special of the night over and over while customers kept returning it..
A disappointing experience – As a connoisseur of fine dining, I have fairly high standards when it comes to food but I?m not impossible to please either. On 15-FEB-2008, I dined at Aldos on State St. for the first time because I noticed their nice ad in the hotel city guide. I ordered the veal special that came with prosciutto and some ravioli. I took one bite of the veal and instead of an explosion of taste all I got was an explosion of SALT and even more SALT. This was the saltiest meal I ever had in my life. I couldn?t taste anything other than SALT. What sort of inept chef would make such a dish?? The chefs and sous chefs should be fired in mass because they obviously belong in McDonalds, not in restaurant masquerading as fine dining. My spouse was with me and she too ordered the same dish and after one bite, she simply refused to eat the rest. My spouse demanded our money back which was honored however the attitude of the manager (or whoever it was) left a lot to be desired. He was trying to deny there was anything wrong with the food when an idiot could tell this food was not worthy of inmates. This will be the last time I dine at Aldos. I warn everyone to stay away from this place unless you enjoy food barely fit for vultures!!
This place has a great location, which, in my opinion, is the only reason why it remains in business. The food is very mediocre, and a poor excuse for Italian food. Definitely overpiced, and the decor is pretty kitchy, too.
Avoid at all cost, don't waste a meal here.
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