On Saturday night, we ordered takeout from Angelo's Greek Taverna in Maywood, including this pricey appetizer of Homemade Stuffed Dolmades without chopped meat. We got five small dolmades for $7.95 or $1.59 each.
By VICTOR E. SASSON
Is it fair to judge a restaurant by its takeout?
Let's put it this way. After we had a bad experience ordering takeout from Angelo's Greek Taverna in Maywood, we certainly have no interest in dining out there.
Late Saturday afternoon, tired from a day trip to the shore, we looked at an online menu; ordered a soup, appetizer and entree, and picked up the order.
Over the phone, the server gave me the total of $41.57, which seemed like a lot, because most entrees listed online were about $15 to $17.
My wife wanted orzo with shrimp, a dish she fell in love with when we patronized It's Greek To Me in Englewood.
But the server said the restaurant had a special of orzo with lamb shank, and couldn't make us orzo with shrimp.
That's how we got the skewered shrimp special for $25.95.
To make matters worse, the restaurant overcooked the shrimp, and my wife hated them.
Angelo's Greek Taverna is at 245 Maywood Ave., next to Maywood's historic train station or about a dozen blocks from West Pleasant Avenue, the main business district where Seafood Gourmet and other restaurants operate.