Okay, I admit, I love food. So the majority of my blogging will probably be related to food. I think I can come up with some good information for my readers, so spread the word (pretty please)! I want to tell you about a restaurant I went to for the first time last night: La Dama Italian Bistro on Liberty Parkway in Birmingham. My family had heard good things about La Dama, so we decided to try it out.
For starters, it was very crowded. They don't write down your name so you just have to try and keep your place in line and make sure that the hostess doesn't forget you. After 20 minutes or so, we were seated. There were kids running around everywhere, and it was very loud, but the atmosphere was nice anyway. Our waitress didn't provide us with the best service. She forgot things here and there--a salad, limes, etc. After waiting quite some time, the food came. But something was missing...my meal. They had completely forgotten to place my order, and I had to wait another 20 minutes for my food. My dad and sister, Lindsey, ordered the salmon with spinach and Parmesan risotto. Their meal was a little bland, but not bad. My sister's fiancé, Jordan, ordered spaghetti and meatballs. He said that his was pretty good. My mom ordered eggplant Parmesan, which most agreed was the best of the meals at our table. My five cheese calzone had mozzarella, ricotta, bleu cheese, feta, and cheddar. I really enjoyed it, but it was a little heavy on the bleu. Some of our dishes were supposed to come with garlic bread. When we asked the waitress about it, she said that they were out. We were further disappointed when we saw our waitress bring someone at another table a plate with garlic bread on it. We were at the restaurant for a little over 2 hours total. Overall, this experience gets a mixed review from me. Our waitress was quite slow and the food was just okay for the price. While it was disappointing, I'd give La Dama another chance. I hope this helps!