Our first visit to Imperatore. A definite 5-star establishment. The food was outstanding and the wait staff very friendly but not in an overbearing way - available to answer questions but not hovering over us. And the food - just try the eggplant parm and you'll know. Dinner reservations for seating on Saturdays are at 6pm or 8pm so you're guaranteed a table without a long wait. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine, relax and enjoy the white tablecloth ambiance.
I had the veal chop and my wife had the salmon with lobster risotto (to die for!). The food was delicious! We shared the lemoncello cake, which was also delicious! Plus, its a BYOB! Can't beat it. Check them out, you won't be disappointed.
Food was good but the portions could be a bit larger. We did not like being forced to sit a table not of our choosing, even we asked to sit at several other tables that were open. Seating should be on a first come first serve basis not prearranged by the computer earlier in the week. Also, we felt like were being pushed out after we just finished our dinner by the waiter staff.
We've eaten at Imperatore many times, and I've reviewed before. I just wanted to add that it was our 30th wedding anniversary and along with the superb food, service, and ambiance, we were treated to a rose! Delightful way to celebrate our special day, and we look forward to our next meal there.
This was the second time we ate here. We had such a great experience the first time, we wanted to return. This time, however, was no where near as good as the first time. We made reservations through the Imperatore website (Open Table) and could not get the time we wanted so we chose 5:45pm. The next best option was 8:30 which is too late for us. We made these reservations well in advance, at least two weeks. We arrived early and were shown to a table in a corner, bordered on two sides by walls. The seating was two chairs facing a bench which was against one of the walls. It was difficult to slide onto the bench so I requested a table with four chairs. I was told that couldn’t be done because our reservations were for 5:45 and they couldn’t seat us anywhere else. At that time, no one else was in the restaurant except staff. I explained that I wasn’t able to get a later reservation time and was told that was because I booked on line. Had I called, I could have gotten a different time. Rather than go next door for pizza, we sat. I was uncomfortable as I was squeezed in by a wall on my right and had to sit quite close to the table since my back was also against a wall. My friend sat to my left on the same bench and we bumped elbows a couple times. Three of us enjoyed our meals but my husband felt his chicken parmigiana was mediocre. Also the parmigiana was served with potato and vegetables. My husband asked if he could have pasta instead and was told that would be an up charge. Three of us asked to take home part of our meals (vitello Imperatore, a piece of chicken from the parmigiana, calamari). Those take home boxes were marked incorrectly (calamari was marked ‘vitello’) which resulted in our taking home containers with food our friends had ordered. The entire experience was a disappointment! We probably won’t return to Imperatore.
consistently good very nice team work throughout the dining room.
We really enjoyed this upscale BYO. Hidden in a strip mall, it is very elegant inside. The owner greeted us warmly although we were first timers. The food was excellent. The artichoke appetizer was grilled to perfection. My veal chop was also cooked perfectly, juicy and tender. My wife’s veal dish was also delicious. The service was excellent. We will definitely be back.
It is a wonderful restaurant
The food and service were excellent. We did call earlier to ask about changing a side due to an allergy and although we were accommodated we were surprised to see an up charge of $5.00 added to my $39.00 entree. Other than that everything including the service was excellent and we will definitely return.
Food was delicious. We had two different waiters who were terrific. Pleasant, attentive,even though the restaurant was crowded, & made great food suggestions. The kitchen made a special dish I requested. The hostess came to our table & chatted with us. She was a very nice young girl. We’ll be back!
We were very disappointed with our dinner last night. First, we had to have our table moved because we were right by the front door and we had requested the back room though it seems there were private parties there. We had to send back our grilled calamari. It was very rubbery. They brought us a new one which was good.
My tortellini dish was not up to par. The consistency was off, not soft enough and hardly any crabmeat in the sauce. All of our other meals in the past have been very good.
I don’t think I would come back on a weekend again. Have to try during the week.
I have been at this restaurant a couple of times previous. This time I felt the service was not at good and we where very rushed. Not very happy with this restaurant
We had a great lunch with friends. Food was delicious and our server was so nice and accommodating...great spot for lunch or dinner. We really like this restaurant!!
We love this little gem of a restaurant! The service is welcoming, the food is outstanding, and the atmosphere is so cozy!! They make you feel welcome the second you walk in. True hospitality!
Authentic Italian food. Freshly prepared and delicious. I had the Dover sole filleted table side and it was great! Other entrees - spaghetti bolognese, veal Milanese, chicken Venizia were also totally enjoyed. Desserts - vanilla gelato and chocolate gelato ("better than ice cream") and tuxedo cake were wonderful!
Ciro was our server and he was delightful! We will definitely return!
I love this restaurant!!! I go with my friends time and again!!
Fantastic Dinner for Mom’s 91st Birthday!
We tried this based on other reviews and were not disappointed! We will be back - many things left to try
Great food and great service; always consistently good and one of the best in the area.
Upscale restaurant with friendly service and very good food
An anniversary dinner. Food was excellent. Good selections to choose from, well prepared and seasoned. Staff was very attentive and the overall cost was reasonable. We had dined there before and will be back.
It's my favorite place Blue Bell! The food is DELICIOUS! The chef/owner and staff are wonderful. The sweet guitar music is delightful. I enjoy it SO much.
Nice menu with reasonable prices and good food. However, the entree specials are very expensive priced from 34-39 each. Not sure if they are worth the price. Great service, well managed and very friendly atmosphere. We will return.
Fresh baked bread, homemade mozzarella, the freshest ingredients, reasonably priced, ample portions, and totally awesome food. BYOB. Small and nicely decorated. Friendly and attentive staff. Definitely a place to frequent.
Love Love Love this local treasure. Consistently good great team work from staff and delicious!!!
This was our third time for dinner. As with our prior two visits, the food quality and service wer excellent. Staff were friendly and welcoming as well. Atmosphere was very pleasant and the live guitarist (instrumental only) added just the right touch to the entire dining experience. Highly recommended.
A very classy and gourmet experience
Love this restaurant. The service and food is excellent. Highly recommend it!
This BYOB has delicious food and the servers are nice. I loved the Verde salad with lemon vinaigrette. Next time, we want to come on a Sunday or Thursday, when they have a guitarist.
Imperatore is a hidden gem in a strip mall. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious! We came to celebrate our co-worker’s promotion. There was a gentleman playing his guitar on Wednesday and it is BYOB which made the evening more fun! We will definitely be back!
Liked the Burrata Appt. special more than the Sea Bass fish entree special. Veggies were a bit too hard for our taste. Potato casserole was excellent and good desserts.
The food was good. The service was good but felt rushed at the end of the meal to leave like they needed the table. They should look over their linens...our tablecloth had multiple holes. We would go back but maybe during the week.
Amicable, customer-oriented service with a smile. Tasty top-of-the-line selections prepared with the fine touches of excellence. Superb dinners every time.
Great experience ~ excellent service
Average food experience. Extremely salty salad (inedible) and non crispy calamari. Not at all like described on the menu.
Fabulous meal, great service, nice atmosphere!
Food was excellent. Great service.
Excellent food and considerate service
Imperatore was wonderful! The atmosphere, the service and the food was absolutely perfect & delicious. On Wednesday evening a gentleman entertained with an acoustic guitar. He had an extensive repertoire and the music was lovely. We will definitely dine there again.
Food was delicious