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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Pasta: 1 Star

Re: “Sole Mio

I hate having to write negative reviews, but if I could save someone from a bad experience, then I feel somewhat obligated. Went to Sole Mio's with a small group celebrating multiple birthdays. Never been before, but we were in the mood for Italian and were going to a show a few blocks away after dinner, so it fit nicely with our plans. We were in a great mood, so it took a lot to bring us down. Every course we ordered was bland and boring, which is inexcusable considering that it is more expensive than other local Italian restaurants that offer the same items. There were no real values on the wine list. Markup was substantial for a restaurant as sub par as it was. Do you know how depressing it is to say "This dish actually tasted better at Olive Garden"? I absolutely hate Olive Garden. It was that bad. I know I might sound somewhat cheap complaining about prices. To clarify, I don't mind at all to pay more for better quality food. But if you can't even beat Olive Garden, then you probably should just shut it down. To wrap the meal up, we got a few desserts for the table. The waiter said they were "taken care of", since we were celebrating multiple birthdays. They weren't. He still charged us anyway. In short, if you like Italian food, don't go here. It's just sad.

Posted by TheNashVillain on 09/28/2012 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Sole Mio

Nice atmosphere, but that's about it. Rude waitstaff (our large group was automatically gratuitized, so maybe that's why?). Our waiter spilled my glass of wine and I had to ask him to replace it for free (he wanted to charge us). One rude look later, he did eventually bring a new glass on the house. I also ordered the 3 course special. Our waiter instead ticketed the first 2 courses a la carte, which was, of course, more expensive. He tried to charge for the 3rd course, but I just declined the dessert. The food was bland, and more expensive than most Italian restaurants in Nashville. Mama Mia's is much better. Avoid this place.
Rating Detail:
Food: 2
Service: 1
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 1
Overall: 1

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ronnie O on 02/22/2009 at 10:41 AM

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