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Rez for Prezza, did I make a mistake?

Apologies, hotoynoode - I should have noted where I've heard/seen the negative vibes. I'll cop to peeking at Tripadvisor, which I typically take with a HUGE grain of salt and ignore anything more than 6-9 months old, and I have heard anecdotal evidence from a colleague employed at my company's location in Cambridge. This individual went midweek with some out-of-town colleagues and experienced brusque, if not downright rude, service and was left feeling that he should have thrown down his corporate card at the beginning to get better treatment (the food, however, was highly praised).
As mentioned above, this is a rare opportunity for just my husband and I, and when I hear all this I just think meh, why bother. If it's that good it will hopefully stay that way, everybody has off nights, and if there is a problem brewing perhpas someone there will spot this and correct it.
It's still on my to-do list for your city, just not this time. Thanks for the discussion.

Sep 16, 2010
AHaugeto in Greater Boston Area

Rez for Prezza, did I make a mistake?

(laughing)
yeah, I know. but this is an unfortunately rare opportunity for us. I don't have unrealistic expectations, but going in suspicious is not what I'm after. Thanks for your honesty.

Sep 16, 2010
AHaugeto in Greater Boston Area

Rez for Prezza, did I make a mistake?

This thread plus several other very recent reports of miserable service made me cancel. I don't expect fawning, new-BFF slavering from waitstaff, just competent and prompt service, and I didn't want to go in nervous and on guard (and triple-checking wine labels) when we'll be throwing major duckets down for a meal. So Taranta it is, that spicy lamb sounds very good... Thanks for the replies, all.

Sep 16, 2010
AHaugeto in Greater Boston Area

Rez for Prezza, did I make a mistake?

Yeesh. I'm reconsidering now - husband will be gone a looong time next year, so I wanted a nice night out., and this was pretty much the upper limit of what I was willing to pay. We're staying in Charlestown, hence looking in the North End. Looking at the "My Own Private North End" thread now...

Sep 15, 2010
AHaugeto in Greater Boston Area

Rez for Prezza, did I make a mistake?

Greetings Boston folks, I'm new here but do try to contribute when I can to a certain travel site (rhymes with go-mores) and I will gladly follow up on these boards re: what transpires this weekend... my issue is this: my husband and I are getting away to Boston this weekend for some kid-free time, and this trip is a gift to each other for our birthdays and anniversary. I made 7 PM reservations for Friday night for Prezza after seeing it hailed here and elsewhere, and in the few moments I've had to look around more I've now found many reviews slamming their service.

I don't nailbite these things typically, but if we're spending what (to us) will be a significant amount of $$ on a good meal with good wine I'd like to have a strategy or two to deal in advance. Are there any particular servers we should request? We've little experience in the city other than Logan airport, and would like to stay in the NE on Friday. Thanks in advance for any help, even if it is just telling me to chill :)

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Sep 15, 2010
AHaugeto in Greater Boston Area