Food's okay, but please get a new manager!
So on a Friday night after catching a movie at the Edward's Cinema around the corner, a group of us gals were left with not too many choices for a bite to eat, and we ventured into Collina's on Richmond. It looks like the type of place you can relax and enjoy a casual meal. We walked in and were seated quickly, and there began the show! We got put at the table right in front of the kitchen (open kitchen) where you can see and hear everything that is taking place. We barely had a couple of minutes to look over the menu before being asked three times if we were ready to order. Since we were being rushed along, we threw in our orders. As we sat chatting and waiting for our order, we could overhear the chatter in the kitchen, hard to ignore as it was almost right in our face. We tried to tune out the constant belittling we heard from the "manager" to his staff. He was chewing them out, even the new guy that was on the job his first day, without a care as to anyone else being around. Beyond the fact that he was constantly jumping down their throats, he was doing it in a very rude and demeaning manner. The food came out without much delay, and we ate, still being forced to listen to the staff being treated like dirt. For the mere fact that the the manager (thin, middle aged caucasian gentleman constantly talking to himself and screaming at the staff), has no tact or decency in the way he handles himself, I would stay away from this place. Hopefully the owners of this little establishment don't condone this type of behavior. Spend your money elsewhere, someplace where people are treated with a little respect...and might I add, the food's not worth writing home about. We ordered a chicken pizza, the mushroom appetizer, and the chicken diablo.
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