Unprofessional and Rude Service. We were inspired to try Aboca's because they were featured on a restuarant certificate website. We spent $50 buying an Aboca certificate and headed to the restaurant. That is where our 3-generation night out went South. We were told (without an explanation as to why) that they aren't accepting certificates from that website anymore. We asked to please speak to the owner as there must be a mistake. We were able to purchase this certificate only an hour before arrival at Aboca. We were now out $50 and have no way of getting the $ back. Aboca receives the $ from the restaurant website. As this was purchased in Good Faith, certainly the restaurant would honor it...was my thinking. I was wrong. The owner came from the back... and in a very rude and disregarding manner, got inches from my 75 year old father's face and said, "We don't take those anymore, now get out of here!" He then turned and walked away. My 5 year old daughter witnessed all of this. I can't believe this man is in the service industry. Shame on him for treating my family that way. It is fortunate for Abocas that they have loyal regulars as I don't see them getting any new customers with their rude reception and service. We will never be back. We will continue to go to Amore on Coit. It, too, is an Albanian-run BYOB Italian restaurant. The difference is they greet you with a smile and have enough integrity to honor a purhase that has already been made.
Really Great Italian Food. This place is GREAT!! We have had few mediocre to bad experiences with Italian food lately, but this was a delight. The atmosphere was great, the staff polite and efficient, and the food was FANTASTIC. The bread and olive oil with garlic and herbs is to die for. I have never had decent cannelloni in Dallas, but Aboca's has GREAT cannelloni. We will definitely make this our Italian Restaurant of choice. Do your self a favor and give it a try. The portions are huge, and the food is served piping hot. Kudos to Aboca's.
above average Italian food. we've been there several times and I must say, we never had a problem with the service as others suggested here. Their food is above average (HUGE PORTIONS!!) so it is worth trying out. Would I say that this is my favorite Italian place in town? NO! But it's still pretty good...
Very Rude Service.
I must agree with Togofar. Our group experienced the rudest, most unprofessional service we have ever encountered (bar none). One of the females in our group also stated that the ladie's room was "nasty" dirty. I think they were also having a problem with their grease trap that night. Although this was not our first dining experience at Aboca's, it was certainly the last for all of us.
Just like Mom's ....
Coming from a 100% Italian family , Aboca's is the best home cooking this Yankee has come across in Texas.
I am a native Bostonian who moved to Texas in 1996. I was home sick for some good Italian food until I was introduced to an Italian Restaurant called Pisano's that my friends said I had to experience. Well it was excellent. They made me feel like a family member. The food was always hot and plentiful. I have since moved back to Boston, but still visit about 2-3 times per year and always make a point of eating at what is now called Aboca's Italian Grill .... I'm going tonight !
So all you Yankee's out there looking for real authentic Italian cooking..... Aboca's is the place.... mangia !!!
Poor service. If you want good service go to another restaurant. I have been to Aboca's a few times and consistently the service is not great. However, the food is very good. I had an unfortunate service experience there recently and have decided that I will not be returning. You should not have to get up to refill your glass of water and your food should not have to be remade because it is burned. You should not even have to ask. I am very sad that I will not be returning and wish that I had not had such a bad experience. The time to get it to your table should not be over an hour either.
Delicious Chicken Pizza, Friendly Service. I had an incredible pizza last week at Aboca's - it was incredibly fresh with chicken & tomatoes. Definitely can't get this high quality at one of those chain pizza places. The ambience was relaxing & the servers that I spoke with were all really friendly. I will absolutely be back to try the other many Italian dishes on their expansive menu. Aboca's has a renowned chef there I hear overseeing everything on their authentic Italian menu, yet served in a casual & relaxing environment! I will returnn often.
Best Italian food in Dallas!. I have been a loyal patron to Aboca's for 3 years. A couple of co-workers and I try to go every Monday for lunch, and the food and service are always, always excellent! (Tony is almost always our waiter!) We love the homemade bread and the very garlicky olive oil that is served along side the bread! I normally have the Aboca's salad with blackened chicken, which is excellent. I love the house dressing! Occasionally I like to try some of the more hearty dishes, such as the chicken lasagna, the pizza, or the blackened chicken caesar salad, all of which keep you wanting more. That's probably why we visit every Monday - each visit leaves us wanting more! I hope you have the chance to try Aboca's - - I bet you'll be back too! Enjoy!
Best dipping oil/garlic sauce I have had!. I typically get my orders to go, but have also eaten in the restaurant. It is a byob if you want alcohol, and the space is limited, but the food is excellent. I highly recommend the Chicken Aboca. It is superb! Always consistent and is served with al fresca pasta and steamed veggies. Yum! Their house dressing for their salad is excellent, but the bread and olive oil with fresh garlic and seasonings is to die for! The pizza is awesome. I have always had excellent service and they are most always accurate with to go and delivery orders. If they make a mistake at all, they ALWAYS make up for it one way or another. I have always had good customer service from the manager Tony. When it is busy, the restaurant can seem a little cramped, but the food is worth it. Bring two bottles of wine when you visit... One to enjoy and the other to share with the legal aged staff. They deserve it! Enjoy!!!
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors. Italian restaurant in Richardson dishes up pizza pies, pastas, sandwiches, seafood, oven-baked entrees and more.
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