Italian Village food review: Watch out for gotcha pricing
May 4, 2012 • Tyler Martin, staff writer
Filed under Reviews
On the evening of prom, five others and I went to eat at a restaurant known as “Italian Village,” located on 3211 West Wadley Ave. The atmosphere is unique because of the low tune Italian music and Italian theme. It’s a nice place with a small menu to look at.
We all ordered the fettuccine alfredo. Mine had added chicken for $2 and everyone else added shrimp. At the time we assumed it was the same price as the chicken. The food with nothing added was $19.50. They brought us free bread at the table.
At the end, we received our tickets. Mine was $23 and everyone else’s was $33. We didn’t understand why it was like that so we asked the manager, and he said shrimp, although the price wasn’t listed on the menu, was an extra $12. Twelve dollars for three measly shrimp?! Talk about outrageous!
So, the food is good and well put together, but know that their menu has a lot of hidden items. Watch what you choose and ask the waiter/waitress before you place the order to save more money and an argument.