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Divino Italian Restaurant & Lounge

  • Sep 25, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Hi Everyone,

First let me say thanks to all those who have taken the time to change their RSVP.  By doing so, others have had a chance to join us.  I have made a closeout time of midnite on Tuesday for registering to attend, but please send me an email directly if you have to cancel on Wednesday.  I must call the restaurant on Wednesday. 

Please remember that Wednesday is scheduled for 6:30 pm for those who want to  meet and chat in the lounge before dinner.  Dinner is scheduled for sit down by 7:15 pm.

I spoke with the owner today and discussed the concern of long waits between ordering and serving.  He will have 4 waitstaff on, and says we will most likely occupy the restaurant for the evening.  To expedite faster service, he has prepared a smaller menu with most choices available, but eliminated a few dishes that take longer to prepare.  He understands what we need, and I believe everything will be done to make it move smoothly.  

Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday.  Saundra Sage











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  • Alex G.

    All I wanted was some pasta

    2 · September 26, 2013

    • Alex G.

      Thank you Gale!!!

      September 27, 2013

    • Gale

      It is called The Burn's Court Cafe. It is right the corner of Pineapple and Dolphin. Indoor and outdoor cafe style seating- wind

      September 30, 2013

  • Gale

    Good fun last night!! Anyone up for the Greek place tonight -El Greco? There should be Greek music and dancing! Last time out group was there at 7pm (1592 Main St) Any takers??

    September 26, 2013

    • Saundra S.

      Hi Everyone, I wasn't going to post anything on Meetup re Greek Night, but I must answer this past message re meeting at 7 pm. I have been able to hold a table for 10 for 7:30 pm in the back room. Again, as usual they are crowded, but not as full as last month, so hopefully. We will be in approximately the same area, but we'll spread out as needed.

      1 · September 26, 2013

    • Gale

      Thank you, Saundra -you're the best!

      September 26, 2013

  • Gale

    Well put together -restaurant and our organizer /hostess. Fun, interesting people! Good food & Service! Thanks!

    September 26, 2013

  • Gale

    Had such a good time last night. My dish was excellent and I thought our service was great (especially consider our large group). Enjoyed the cocktail hour- gave us a good chance to mingle! Wonderful, interesting group! Thanks, Saundra!

    September 26, 2013

  • Lynne P.

    Loved it. So happy, after only one week in Sarasota to meet so many cool people. I look forward to meeting you all again soon.

    2 · September 26, 2013

  • Loyola D.

    I liked the cocktail hour before the dinner. It was a very nice evening.

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Daniel

    Did a great job. People were a lot of fun

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Saundra S.

    Thanks to all for the great energy you all brought, and with one big "Good to See You....it really was. I wasvery pleased with the Happy 45-min. Hour. I thought it gave everyone a chance to connect. Not all restaurants have a setup conducive to that, but maybe we could consider it when the restaurant does. Overall, the restaurant did a fabulous job keeping everything running smoothly, and I ate my entire plate of egglant and pasta (which I never do), but the flavor was delish!
    I will upload all the pictures this morning and send them along. They attest to our good time together.
    See you soon, Saundra

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Ellen N.

    As always a great evening

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • John P

    Very nice

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • Jan

    Everything was great! Food and service was outstanding.

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good place,excellent food, fantastic people. Thanks Saundra!

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • Carolyn G.

    I wish I could meet you all tonight but something has come up. Hope to see you at next time.

    September 25, 2013

  • Maria M.

    I enjoy meeting people. It will be my first meeting with this international group.
    See you tomorrow:)

    September 24, 2013

  • Steve D.

    Saundra, would like to add a guest to the attendees list. Thanks, Steve

    September 21, 2013

  • Saundra S.

    Hi John,
    Very good point.....I spoke with the Manager when I booked this night and mentioned I might want a special menu. He will do so if we want and it was something I said I would discuss with him later because one never knows how many will sign up. i am about to close it out at 50, which could mean we surely will have 40 if everyone who cancels changes their rsvp.
    Let me relook at the situation and see if a special menu means faster service, and would a regular menu then be available for those who want it.
    Also let me verify how many waiters will be assigned. Again thanks, and I will post what I discover.

    September 20, 2013

  • Alicia F.

    Have family in town this week and part of next week I will try and make the next Evant
    Thank you for letting me join the group .

    September 20, 2013

  • John P

    Will we be ordering from the full menu?
    How long will it take them to serve 50 diners?

    September 20, 2013

  • Marcus D.

    Sounds like fun!

    September 19, 2013

  • Gale

    Is it DaVino's or Divino's?? Spelled both ways in write up. Thanks!

    September 10, 2013

    • Saundra S.

      Hi Gale, I put the link to the restaurant so if you click on it, it will give you menu, location, phone #, etc.

      September 12, 2013

    • Gale

      Thanks!

      September 13, 2013

  • Marianna J.

    I like and will try to attend. Thank you.Looking forward to see
    everybody.

    September 11, 2013

  • karen

    Sorry, I'll be out of town Sept 25th. MAYBE NEXT TIME.

    September 9, 2013

  • Bharati I.

    I thought it was Divinos?

    September 5, 2013

  • Joe g.

    Looking forward to breaking bread with you all at Davinos..

    September 5, 2013

  • Loyola D.

    Can't find a place I will ask some friends who live in Lakewood ranch.

    September 4, 2013

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