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Posted by Todd M on 06/08/2013
Tonight we went to Listrani's restaurant with three other families after a soccer game that was just around the corner from where they game was played in a night neighborhood. We asked for a table for the 6 kids and one table for the 5 adults and were shocked when we were told they cannot seat the same party at two different tables, the manager said it was against their policy. It was about 6pm and hardly anyone at the restaurant with waiters standing around with nothing to do. Then he went on to say that they do not accommodate parties of 8 or more with kids....... The manager then showed me a small sign that was in the entrance way that says we do not accommodate parties of 8 or more that have kids..... This is the first time I have ever been to a restaurant that would have a crazy policy like this. Most restaurants would be seeking out guest to patron their establishment. Now Listrani's will have three families that will never return along with us each telling our friends about this experience. We gladly left for Chief Geoff's where we had a great meal, great service and spent over $300.00.
Posted by CW on 05/06/2009
I live within walking distance of the Arlington Listrani's, and after my (almost) dining experience on May 5th 2009, I will never patron it again. Upon entering, we noticed rather loud oldies music playing. What ever happened to ambiance? The hostess seated us at a table by the stage, since apparently the new owner is a standup comic and envisions Listrani's as the newest Arlington nightclub. To each his own, I guess. After a few minutes of sitting down, we were promptly told by the manager, who saw us being sat there initially and didn’t say anything, we were not able to sit at a 6 person table with 2 people. According to him, "other people would be showing up". In a very rude manner, he moved us to the worst table in the establishment: directly between the restroom and the supply closet (each less than 2 feet away). Who wants to eat their food listening to a toilet flush? The manager did not once even offer an apology, and appeared annoyed with us. At this point we had been there nearly 10 minutes, and had not even received water. Needless to say, we promptly left. I've had better service at a Wendy's.
Posted by Anonymous in Arlinton on 02/24/2009
The food here is pretty good and reasonably priced, the tomato sauces all taste like they're made from scratch. The wait staff is foreign and while they're nice, they're tough to understand and the music is loud and strange (not pleasant dining music). Whatever you do, don't go to the comedy club at the Arlington location after dinner! We went and it was disappointing, we wished we'd just eaten and left!
Posted by NickBackstrom on 03/03/2008
The food here was subpar. Kind of expensive too. $9.00 for Motzo sticks and a drink seemed a little pricy. The portions were on the smaller side, and the customer service was weak. The food was okay, but there are better places out there.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/04/2007
This isn't New York style, but it's up to the standards I've come to expect after living in Manhattan for several years. Their service is also great. After a mix-up on the phone (I ordered "vegetarian" but it was written down "Mediterranean"), they promptly replaced the pizza with no extra charge and no complaints.
Posted by Maya on 12/14/2006
I'm from Rhode Island... a place known for it's family Italian restaurants. They are EVERYWHERE. This is the first place I have been to in the area with good Italian food. These other high priced places claim to be the best in the area, but they were far from it. Good food at a great price. And quick service with a smile.