My very first post was inspired by the dinner I had at Frescociello with my boy, Kris. I was disappointed to find that my favorite pasta place had gone way downhill. The interior had changed, maybe for the better. The bad art was gone and there was brown paper on the tables, which I thought was cute. Sort of a New York casual Italian bistro feel. Then, upon looking at the menu, I saw that they no longer offer half portions of the pastas, and that was the beginning of the end. So, we ordered my favorite tomato/cheese/leaf salad, otherwise known as caprese salad (I think). The tomatoes were so under ripe they were almost white and very hard. And the basil was chopped very thinly probably to disguise that it was old and browning. I gave the presentation pretty low marks too. Then the pasta came and was a bit better, but I found the pasta undercooked and there was WAY too much garlic happening. I couldn't get rid of the garliciness for the rest of the day.
On the upside, the service was great and it was a lovely day.