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Terrible Ciao

A tide of jamlike red sauce splashes over the cuisine at Terra Bosco's

We also sampled the only other marginally edible dish on the menu, a pizza topped with roasted red pepper puree, sautéed spinach, ham and Brie cheese. It's not really a pizza. It's a piece of foccaccia bread that's been grilled on both sides. It's one of the best things on the menu, which isn't saying much.

My third and final visit was on a Saturday night, and the restaurant was so packed we had to wait 30 minutes for a table. While the salads weren't overdressed this time, the mixed greens in the house salad were so old, they were turning slimy and black along the edges. An appetizer of otherwise acceptable Italian sausage and peppers was rendered inedible by a generous slopping of the red stuff. Likewise, the spinach cannelloni, thin sheets of green pasta rolled around a stuffing of cheese, might have been okay were they not obscured by the red tide. The chicken romano -- an entrée of boneless, skinless chicken breast topped with artichoke hearts and served with fresh vegetables and pasta with you-guessed-it sauce -- was mind-numbingly dull. It reminded me of something you might get on a LuAnn platter at Luby's. My dining companion cursed me for bringing her along.

Supermarket red sauce would be a huge improvement 
over what you get at Terra Bosco's, here dumped over 
spaghetti and meatballs.
Troy Fields
Supermarket red sauce would be a huge improvement over what you get at Terra Bosco's, here dumped over spaghetti and meatballs.

This is the fourth-best new restaurant in the state? Sorry, I don't think so. Terra Bosco's might possibly beat out the all-fondue, all-the-time Melting Pot for the title of fourth-best restaurant in the Briargrove Shopping Center. But I doubt it.

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