“The atmosphere was warm and inviting, with a lively buzz coming from the busy dining room.”
“The winter squash on the pizza was terrific but the pie itself just lacked something.”
“We ordered the house wine by the liter which was great!”
“To say the service was poor would be an understatement and the quality of food was poor at best considering a Sunday night and light crowd, well considering anytime for the price paid.”
“Great wine, cocktail and cognac selections.”
“definitely make reservations but still a great neighborhood place.”
“did not like this place and couldnt go back its also in a bad neiborhood with hustlers and homeless people outside asking for money and panhounderling as you go in.”
“We had the best server, Rondell he paid attention to everything and we did not even have to ask for anything.”
“over priced not friendly waiters who have rude additudes exspensive prices of food that are small portions of tapas that consist of chesse mostly.”
“confess I was expecting another snotty kid who had an expensive haircut and 10 minutes of wine knowledge under his belt.”
The fried goat cheese and charcuterie plate are must orders; great wine list as well
Ecco is by far the best Fifth Group eatery. Awesome ambiance and eats.
Amazing Italian fare. Goat cheese fritters and homemade pastas are a must try.
Ecco has a very nice romantic atmosphere.The bartenders are very cool, and the drinks are great. Good wine selection for those who like wine. The food is average. I definately have had much better.
Some of the servers are really rude, and totally act like you are invading their space by being there. Valley guys are friendly and very well organized. I would recommend checking it out.
Trendy no more.. Although this trendy establishment has LA or Milano style bistro ambiance, the paltry servings and careless service are not so trendy spoilers. I would rather have a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs than pick at over salted cold cuts and bits of cheese. I look forward to the day when small plates are placed in the trash heap of early 21st century history. Next time I am going for a real meal at something like Maggiannos. You should never have to leave a trattoria hungry!
Simply wonderful.. I just can not believe that one person wrote bad review three days in a row below me. I don't know what's wrong with this person but as an Ecco regular, I don't believe any of it! The servers at Ecco are great, everybody got their own style and personalities and I always enjoy them. They have great appetizers including Cheese plate. You can pick good three cheese for 12 dollars!! This place has nice seatings even though it could get noisy at times but what can we do? This is a popular restaurant! Menu is great, try their wines... if you don't know which one to get, ask server and they know what they are talking about. This is a nice fun friendly restaurant with amazing food selections and with kind of hip atmosphere. Music is nice too. I would recommend to everyone to try at least once.
OVER CHARGED. a friend and i went to ecco for dinner it was a complete mistake the food was not good very small portions . the problem was when we received the bill the waiter rushed us and when he brought it i gave him my credit card to pay. when the waiter returned i noticed that i had been over charged for things we didnt order like acholic drinks and a appitzer the waiter said he was sorry and that i would be credited the next day so i left him a good tip. well after a week no one credeted my card so i called the manager he also promised he would credit my card and after some time he never did . last i called the company and they were nasty to me and said well i shouldnt have sighed it. to this day i have gotten no credit or coupons or even apology from them
will never go back. tonight was my girlfriends birthday so i wanted to treat her to a nice dinner somewhere i had heard about this place and wanted to try it to start its in a very seedy area in town homeless people and pan handlers outside asking for money . when we were seated we had to sit and wait a while for the waitress to come to our table when she did she was in a hurry to take our order and didnt explain anything we orderd after waiting over 20mins they bought our appitzers and main courses at the same time being another person because our waitress disapperd . the food was not good very tiny portions not good quality meats but lots of sauce on it no bread also. he had orderd a cocketell before dinner which never came . finally when the waitress came back she just put the bill down we addressed to her that we wernt happy and that we never had received our cocketells she just laughed it off and did nothing. the service is bad full of 20s kids and the food not good we will never return andnext time will go to a better place in a nicer part of town
Just A joke!. DONT GO! A waste of time and money! Sorry service, sorry food! Felt rushed the entire time, server did not come back to check on food, under cooked, raw fish, and Overcooked meat..... No re-fills on water. Ordered a bottle of wine before the food was ordered, had to ask about the wine when the appatizers were delivered, finally had to ask again after entrees were delivered. Then told they were out of that selection! Need a lot of work!
Love this place!. I've been to ECCO several times and I just love this place. Atmosphere is great, classy, upbeat, and GREAT MUSIC. I went there last week for my friend's birthday and we had a great time. We got there early so we just went straight to the bar. Nice wine list! When I did not see the wine I like, the bartender suggested a similar wine and it was great! It's always busy and reminds of me of the old NY restaurants with European twist. We had the best server, Rondell he paid attention to everything and we did not even have to ask for anything. How he was explaining the dessert menu made us want to eat them all! I will definitely come back for a dinner with friends or even for business. Lastly, no need to say, food is always awesome!!!
not what we expected. After hearing the staff at Sala rave about Ecco a few weeks ago, my husband and I made it a point to plan a romantic outing to Ecco. We hired a babysitter, got dressed to the nines, and headed to Ecco. While we were very impressed with the restaurant's decor (it was old California meets contemporary Italy), both the service and food left something to be desired. As suggested, we sat at the bar and ordered a glass of wine before checking in for our reservation. We were very impressed with the extensive and unique wine list, as well as the knowledgable barstaff. However, the staff did not seem to be as upbeat or personable as we were anticipating, or as it seems at other "sister" restaurants. When we were seated at our table, we couldn't help but feel like we were in a swanky cafeteria. The open kitchen combined with the vast dining room and closely situated tabled made for a very uncomfortable and less than romantic evening. Although our meal was okay, we didn't feel that Ecco stood up to its reputation.
More Status, Less Quo. The decor will make you think you're in LA, the skirt steak and pommes frites will make you think you're in Paris but the restaurant does not deliver constistency--something you'd expect for a $100 tab for two. You can get pizzas, panini and pastas for less, which would be nice for a light supper, yet it was weird to be coming to a nice restaurant and having the people at the next table eat ing pizza and sandwiches. To start, we had the squid and bruschetta. Grilling the squid resulted in a smoked flavour that didn't work, especially when coupled with olives. The bruschetta was sublime. Even with the other things on the menu, there were only five or six entrees from which to choose. I usually order fish when eating out, but the cod served at a neighbouring table looked uninspired and the amount of food meager, so I went with the skirt steak. It was cooked to perfection and served with a nice bechamel sauce. Since it was my birthday, I was greatly anticipating the dessert menu after seeing two tempting creations served to another table. Unfortunately my host noted on his online reservation that the occasion was my birthday; while it was a nice gesture for the restaurant to bring a complimentary wedge of chocolate hazelnut tart with praline ice cream, complete with lit candle, I neither appreciated the commotion nor the fact I didn't get to try one of the desserts I really wanted. To top it off, our server, Rondel, simply brought the dessert with two forks for us to share and then walked away without offering coffee, which the fancy version of fudge pie demanded. By the time he resurfaced, it was too late. Conclusion: There are some very good dishes here but the menu and execution are inconsistent, as is the service.
Great Restaurant!. I have been several times since this restaurant first opened and continue to be impressed. The food is excellent, as is the service. Very cool place!
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