Based on reviews I read, I was excited to try this restaurant. I called and asked if this was a romantic restaurant for a birthday dinner for 2. "Oh yes" I was told. Arrived to a so-so outside appeal. The patio had ugly tables, no umbrellas (unlike website pic). Not inviting at all. Sat inside in the middle of a small room, patrons at every table. No privacy, in fact most people whispered or just stared at each other. I found it awkward. The room was lit horribly, could not hear the music. Somebody spent 5 minutes scraping chairs across a floor in another room. And immediately my boyfriend saw that a table blocked the emergency exit!!!! Old tables, no flowers (unlike website pic) I didn't have a fork and had to ask. We ordered shrimp bruschetta. We couldn't eat it. 6 shrimp in a yellow liquid with a few green onion pieces. Shrimp was so rubbery, sauce horrible, We are not fussy, but this was ridiculous. We had no idea what this was supposed to be. Soup? I noticed after that there was a choice of sauce. We were not asked to pick one. $13 we ate one shrimp each. Ordered wine which was served in juice glasses. How romantic. Waitress came back to ask again what we ordered. ?? At least the wine was good. Another waitress came and took away the appetizer, the small plates, all our utensils/napkins and my wine, which I grabbed back off her tray. Hello, I was just served it 10 minutes ago and there was still $3 of wine left of the $8.25 5oz I received!!! I noticed and was concerned that everyone was taking food home, the servings didn't look that big. Why were they not finishing their meals? The lady beside us sent back her meal, too greasy she said. When our meals came, our waitress had to go bring us silverware again (it shouldn't have been taken we were told) By this point we couldn't stop laughing, it was so awful. Luckily our meals were good. Although I ordered penne arribiata with a meatball and did not receive a meatball. Could not bother to ask for it. Just wanted to get out of there. Waitress then brought us each a canoli to apologize for the appetizer. "Yeah, the chef said he overcooked it" WHAT???? Then why serve it? The canoli was okay. Happy birthday to my boyfriend.