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Saturday, November 09, 2013

The combination of a new concept in fast food---a free standing Italian food restaurant--and offering a free meal brought us to the opening of italio.
You have a choice of a pasta bowl or a salad bowl or a wrap. Then you choose an entree to add to the above which can be either veggie, chicken, Italian sausage ($6.98 each) steak ($7.48), meatball ($7.28), shrimp ($8.98) or chicken fritte ($7.28). You then get to choose from 11 different sauces, pestos or dressings followed by choosing fresh veggies, italio favorites and cheeses. All are served in a plastic bowl.
They offer sides, a kids meni,. soda, bottled water, iced tea or Italian soda and a dessert of cannoli chips.
I had the pasta bowl mixig whole grain and traditional spaghetti, adding sausge, arrabbiata pesto, peppers and onions and a 4 cheese blend. I had a fountain soda ($1.76). Under regular circumstances I would have paid, with tax, about $9.25.
Due to the free meal promotion there was a long line and many employees but all was handled smoothly and at a good pace.
Though they were very stingy with the initial serving of sauce they will give you more with a smile. Unfortunately the pasta and sauce were room temperature so by the time you get to your table all is cold.
Though the price was right--how can you beat a free entree?--it isn't a place I would visit again though it was clean and the employees were friendly and smiling.
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  • RAINA413
    Interesting place. Hopefully things were just off because they were new and they just need to find their "groove" as it were.
    1655 days ago
    Thanks for the review
    1655 days ago
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