it enough to review an Italian Restaurant by just looking at the
outside of the building? Maybe. We were eating down the street
at Mr. Dominic's
and we parked in front of CavaCori's. They had a Frank Sinatra
poster in the window that says "Chairman of the Board",
"I Did It My Way" and their sign says they serve Italian
American cuisine. That's good enough for me. We'll have to check
it out sometime.
M and I ate there on Labor Day when Dominics was not open. We
unexpectedly ran into my brother there- he had had the same idea
but settled for Cavacori's. The service was bad and the food was
tasteless. The salad was a few pieces of iceberg, a few garbanzo
beans and a chunk of one of those tomatoes that never really ripens.
My dish was spaghetti and meatballs, one of my favorites down
the road at Mr. Ds. The difference was striking. The sauce had
no flavor at all and the meatballs were so bland that I didn't
bother taking my leftovers home. Worst of all, the pasta was overcooked,
a cardinal sin to those who like it al dente. Ugh. The atmosphere
is pleasant and I thought we might get a plain but good family-type
Sicilian American meal but it is obvious to me that no one here
gives a damn about the food. To top it all off there was a menu
from a restaurant in Rome on the wall that had us drooling before
dinner only to be sorely disappointed. Too bad- and I like Sinatra
I have been to Cavacori's and I beg to differ with Refrigerator
Editor and Martin.
The sauce was delicious! It tasted like regular home-made sauce
- you can even taste the flavor of the meats that they use to
flavor the sauce - unlike Mr. Dominic's - which tastes like doctored-up
jarred sauce. The service is also much friendlier at Cavacori's
than Mr. D's. At Mr. D's the just want to hurry and get you out
of there. I think you should really try Cavacori's again and then
I will agree with Martin about Cavacori's. A friend and I went
there when the wait at Mr. Dominic's was too long. We sat for
about 20 min. and could not make eye contact with any of the servers.
I finally had to verbally ask for service. [they weren't all that
busy]. When the bread came and there was no real butter in the
basket, I asked one of the owners [I think] who was nerviously
walking around and acting as the bartender also if I could have
some real butter. He said "that's real butter" pointing
to a soy product. When I said that's soy. he said I'll get some.
When he did not return, I asked our waitress, she checked and
said they were out of butter. The Red sauce tasted like they had
opened a can of tomato sauce [unseasoned] and put it on the pasta.
As for cavacori's review. I beleive it is a great place to go. It has been a family tradition to go there and when you know the owners, waiters, and bartender, they take care of you. You already had a opinion before you walked in considering you are fan of Dominics but do they know you by name? Do they take the time to make your food just how you like it. Are you even italian? Who are you to judge a place you went to once, on one experience. All whining critiques know that.
Wanker atmosphere. I felt like I was in somebody's basement.
Firmest cut of Swordfish in town! The food isn't nearly as good
as Mr. Dominicks
but it might be the next best place on the Charlotte strip.