The Big Cheese Italian Restaurant Review Charlotte Perkins Professor Alexandra Alessandri English 1101 11 October 2011 Charlotte Perkins Professor Alexandra Alessandri ENC 1101 6 November 2011 The Big Cheese Italian Restaurant Review The sweet smell of garlic, tickles your nose as you park your car. Its sweet aroma guides your taste buds to the unassuming establishments were the Italian flavor lingers in the air. First Impression: The Big Cheese Italian Restaurant lives up to its name. When you first drive up, the parking spaces are tight and the area is very crapped.
But once you are seated and begin your dining experience you forget about all the things that are not ideal and enjoy the delicious meals that comes at the right time. For starters, the boys wanted Calamari ($9. 95), 12- Wings ($9. 95) and the adults had Caesar Salad-Full Order ($9. 95). We knew immediately that we were in trouble with the amount of food that was placed on the table in front of us.
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The Calamari was fresh and not chewy according to the boys, it didn’t last long enough for the adults to taste. The Caesar Salad was absolutely phenomenal.
The full size serving feed all three adults and the boys. The lettuce was nice and crisp, the hint of anchovy was just enough to have the essence hit the taste buds with just the right amount of bite. The cracked pepper gave it the right amount of spice and the dressing was sufficient to cover without drowning out the croutons. The addition of red onions to the salad enhanced the overall taste of the salad and we had a hard time stopping. Ambience: The patio is an ideal spot if you have children so they can make a mess and you won’t feel bad.
The lighting was just enough to calm the energy that had built up during the week, but enough so that you could see everyone around you. Ambience is what you would expect if your dining expectation is one of a family oriented community restaurant that serves excellent food at a fast pace. Entree: Our entrees included Stromboli ($9. 50), Calzone-Family Size ($28. 95) and X-Large Pie ($19. 75). All the entrees came just as we finished the wings and calamari. We had encountered difficulty finishing the Caesar Salad.
The combination of pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage, onions, green peppers , black olives, ham and mozzarella complimented each other as the flavors and remnants oozed out of the fresh dough. The red sauce that accompanied the Calzone had an extra hint of garlic which is the aroma that is used in many of the dishes that came past our table. It was very hard concentrating on what we order when all the dishes that came past us smelled and looked so good. Dessert: Tiramisu and Double Chocolate Mousse Cake called from the menu. Since the meal was so filling, we took our dessert home.
The next morning the tiramisu was just as I expected with the right amount of liqueur. My taste buds were not disappointed and although it was not intended for breakfast, I was completely satisfied with my choice of desserts. They are a sponsor for the University of Miami and it shows. The takeout counter has a bristling business on a Friday night. Many of the patrons at the restaurant were donning U of M jerseys and the like. Our bottle of water had the University of Miami logo on the face and we were happy to support the restaurants sponsorship of the football program.
Service: Our server was excellent. She made suggestions when we were torn on the dishes and provide recommendations for the Calzone and Stromboli. The Big Cheese Restaurant is an establishment that we will definitely frequent again. The total cost of meals, dessert and drinks were $120. 81 for a party of 5. Considering that we order enough food to feed a small army and most of it was take home, the cost was very economical. The next day a half of pizza pie was consumed by the boys because they could only eat two slices and each adult tried a slice with extreme difficulty.