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“Average meal, disappointed!”
Review of Mio Vicino

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Mio Vicino
Ranked #18 of 75 Restaurants in Saratoga
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

I was so excited to see a new Italian choice nearby in Saratoga. We are always looking for a great place to take our large family group when we go out for birthday celebrations.
This was such a disappointment.
The upsides:
Comfortable tables - tables are not crammed together. We had plenty of room. It was also fairly quiet and we could hear each other well.
The restaurant decor is lovely; very well done.
Staff was very friendly and helpful. They made us feel at home.
Prices were reasonable.
Menu was typical Italian comfort food.
Bread is fabulous - crispy on the outside and soft and fresh on the inside. Yummy!
Downsides: the food was average at best. We had the antipasto appetizer. It was like a plate of jarred or packaged chopped up stuff. No character. The mozzerella was good on it though. Deep fried artichokes were delightful. Very yummy.
As far as the entrees went, the Chicken Parmesan was a big hit. Very flavorful with lots of melted cheese. Two members of our group had the Pizza of Fire. They found it way too spicy with way too much garlic. Both of them love jalapenos added to their food, but even for them, the heat overtook the flavor. Another member of the party had the meat pizza and said it was soggy and under-cooked. The cheese tortellini with chicken was fairly good but the chicken was dried out and stringy. I had my personal favorite - Penne Bolognese. I was very disappointed. The sauce had ground beef in it but it did not taste like it was cooked into it. Overall, the flavor was that of a tomato sauce with a crumbled hamburger in it.
Although one of the members of our party mentioned we were celebrating two birthdays, we weren't offered a small dessert for the celebrants.
So all in all, we won't be back.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Thank mrsslk
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

I have chosen not to eat wheat. When I was invited for lunch at this fabulous Italian restaurant for lunch, I was concerned that there wouldn't be options for me. I was wrong. I had a seared scallops salad that was to die for and I'd go back. Everyone at the table enjoyed their meals. The service was excellent as well.

Date of visit: November 2016
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Thank Schm00py
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

My family and I thoroughly enjoy this restaurant. The service is excellent and the food is delicious! I have seem families here, such as us, as well as couples in the dining area. Great place!

Date of visit: September 2016
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Thank gmaukmc
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Had expected standard pizza's and pasta. Ordered a chicken pizza, which was very good and actually different from what you normally get. Liked it a lot and food wasn't that expensive (appr. $15 for the pizza). Very friendly staff. What disappointed me a bit was the price of a glass of wine, $14 for a simple Merlot. Yet, I'd certainly come back here.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Thank RobSlotemaker
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

A nice Italian restaurant with good pastas, pizzas, Salads, and other main dishes in downtown.

Good service, a nice ambiance, and a spot for families to enjoy.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Albertm
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