Makahna's Trattoria - Bend Oregon
Looking over the long list of imported beers I order myself a Stella Artois...I just like saying the name (just like I enjoy saying edamame). There were quite a few beers on the list that I have not seen available in town. Maybe the beer bloggers drunk and drunker should check em out.
For lunch I ordered the Deluxe Meat Panino (not panini like everyone keeps calling them). I asked what the difference between a panino and a panini and our waitress said that there isn't any..."they're both sandwiches". Fair enough.
According to Wiki, panino is actually the proper way of saying the singular version of panini (panini being the plural for panino) but the English speaking folk skipped all that and just use panini for the singular and paninis for plural. Does it matter? Back to my sandwich.
The Deluxe Meat is ham, salami, and Mortadella which is also a salami. With only a few options for paninis I decided to go for this one. The wife went for the sausage panino. We waited for our lunch while sitting on the patio watching the traffic go by. And we waited, and waited, and waited, and waited.
For lunch, we waited too long especially since we were the only ones there. By the time we were finally done with lunch and paid up we had been there for an hour. I'm not sure what the reason was for taking so long. I wouldn't have expected to wait this long especially with the small menu. Having a small menu means they don't have that many different dishes to make, should go faster. It should not take 30 minutes to bring out a couple of sandwiches and chips. And it wasn't really that good. I mean it wasn't bad, just nothing to jump up and down about or to be willing to risk waiting that long again. And the chips sucked. Bad chips, bad.
Laurie has a friendlier review of Makahna's Trattoria over at the Source. In this article she mentions how Makahna's cross trains their staff, so everyone knows how to do everything. I heard that McMenamins does this as well. Is it a coincidence that both places are slow as molasses? How about we let the wait staff WAIT ON THE CUSTOMERS and the kitchen staff PREPARE MY DAMN LUNCH?
Seems like Running a Restaurant 101 to me, but I'm just the customer, what do I know.
For you Bike Mecca - Wiki's summary of a Trattoria
1133 NW Wall St, Ste 101,
Bend Oregon, 97701
7am-10pm Mon-Fri, 12pm-10pm Sat-Sun
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