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Daves Italian Kitchen5 star(s)

 I have not had the same experiences the other diners did. This family restaurant has been open since the 1970's. The basement location is kind of odd, however I'm sure that is how they keep their menu prices down by being in the lower rent zone. I have been going here with my family for 20+ years, at their previous location and its current & every time we leave satisfied. They still honor old BYOB policy dating back to when they did not have a liquor license, although they do now sell liquor. This is a family place with family prices. Its not gourmet, just really good everyday food. Love their salads - especially spinach and mushroom salad. The portions are large. The service is average to good, what you'd expect for a mo...

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Daves Italian Kitchen  
“this restaurant lacks everything imaginable. the food is terrible. the service is even worse, as rude as it gets. this basement loction is not cool it is oddball at best. the place is always dirty and noisy. gee. be... ”

Daves Italian Kitchen  
“a cornball attempt at real italian food. rude servers lousy food not inexpensive this place is chef boy-r-dee meets franco american. dirty not bother dining htere you wont be missinganything.”

Daves Italian Kitchen  
“this place should be called flunkies. poor food poor service and a dirty enviroment, just does not add up. the owner thiks the wine list is special its not. and he says healthful food, not a chance its garbage. i ha... ”

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