To walk by a packed house at Ricobene on a Friday night into the mostly empty dining room here says much about the current climate in Bridgeport: Apparently folks would rather get a breaded steak sandwich for five bucks than sit down to a fancy meal. The owners of both are one and the same, and while they’re showing ambition with this upscale option, the place is tailor-made for a Gordon Ramsay intervention. Much of the massive menu is boring even to read (chicken breast four ways, roasted potatoes with every entrée), servers don’t have a clue what they’re selling and the concept seems to be “it might be generic Ital-American, but the portions are huge!” Save the dough and stick to the famed sandwich next door.
|Venue name:||Gemellato Ristorante (CLOSED)|
260 W 26th St
|Cross street:||between Princeton Ave and Wells St|
|Opening hours:||Dinner (closed Mon, Tue)|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Cermak/Chinatown. Bus: 24, 29, 44.|
|Price:||Average main course: $24|
|Do you own this business?|