The new decor may work for the camera, but in person looks cheap and unfinished. She had an Eastern European look and accent. We sent back a pork tenderloin with eggplant, pancetta, white beans (pork was tough and overdone, beans were not fully cooked). so, back to our post-Ramsey visit. The convenience is really what makes them in my book, but the pizza isn't half-bad to … It was good to see Rose Leone back and in rare form as she flirted with Ramsay (“he’s hot!”) and basically told her son to grow a pair. They would probably be better off focusing on being a pizzeria. In my opinion, it was not the food that hurt Leone's business. TV-MA. Ramsay said he went to 5 restuarants and looked like he was either at raymonds or on church st? albinoni Mar 18, 2013 06:53 AM re: ebchower Add Blackberry's in Plainfield to the list of restaurants that failed even after Kitchen Nightmares' intervention. The service was excellent. leone’s was going down the crapper prior to Rose’s departure. Worth revisiting! Leone’s Since 1995 Home of the Italian American Cuisine.. 973-509-9077 19 S Park St, Montclair, NJ 07042 Kitchen Nightmares. The pasta with crab in a garlic and oil with a little touch of lime was a very unique dish and my wife loved the veal milanese. Ramsay visits Leone's, an Italian eatery in Montclair, N.J., in hope of keeping the restaurant open. It was great to see Rose SMOKING outside the restaurant the other day. What was mentioned a lot was Leone’s tired decor and a creepy oil painting of a baby we wish we could get our hands on for this party. SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEW HELL’S KITCHEN CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt1fxPc6KaOeMxdhtUcEEEAMike insists he hasn't … I see alot of coomments about Osteria Giotto etc. Having only seen the second half of the show, I thought it was pretty positive. 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More Information If you want to continue to explore the fascinating world of "WandaVision," we have you covered with some inspired recommendations. Good luck to them! 43 min. The opening scenes (mystery meat in the freezer from last Thanksgiving, a chef spitting out food when asked to taste his own dish) would give severe diner’s remorse to anyone who had eaten at Leone’s pre-Gordon Ramsay. We shared a fantastic roasted beet salad and a terrific portaobello mushroom app. Props to them for delivering to Hampden, providing us with an alternative to the abysmal Pop's Pizza. Add Blackberry's in Plainfield to the list of restaurants that failed even after Kitchen Nightmares' intervention. We ate at Leone’s on Sunday after wathching Kitchen Nightmares and the food was very good. If you’ve been back since the makeover — give us your review. Delivery & Pickup Options - 87 reviews of Leone's Restaurant "Leone's is alright. We will try it again one day. I believe Giotto’s was another. The Greek's owners husband and wife Makis and Lynn Mikelatos have been running the restaurant since 1994. Lifestyle. View production, box office, & company info. I miss the creepy baby painting. I had a rock shrimp pasta dish (also fantastic) and my wife had a pork loin dish (she didn’t love it). It lost some of its charm when they expanded. Years ago after a terrible meal we vowed not to go back. As many readers will recall, the restaurant went through the ringer the last time Gordon Ramsay and crew came calling in October. Reality 6 Seasons. US audiences first got a glimpse of a young Hana in Star Trek: The Next Generation as Molly O'Brien. Michael cmae in to eat and left soon afterward and waitress says he is back to his old ways and leaving it up to the staff . It needed a make over, food-staff-decor, 4 years ago. Jay Hunter. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. and reworking the space with a more contemporary scheme of red, white, black and gray. Either way, this season six episode saw Gordon Ramsay revisiting some of the most problematic restaurants: Cafe Hon, Chiarella's Restaurant, and Leones. After a lot of angst over bad food handling practices that resulted in closing the restaurant down in the middle of dinner service, the predictable happened and Ramsay made over the restaurant, losing the collection of strange artwork (bring back creepy baby!) Anyone know if they put it back up? Her father's restaurant … but to me Bistro 18 is better than all of them? Isn’t that just the kind of thing the reality tv show experts would advise them to take down? ... Ramsay tries to turn business around at failing California restaurant Greek at the Harbor. Leone’s used to be one of my favorite restaurants years ago when we first moved to town. She is a terrible person to let him shoulder the blame. He explained he hit a breaking point with one of the restaurants on his show and realized he had enough. Credit: Michael Stahl. does anyone know? Greek Businessman commits suicide after participating in “Kitchen Nightmares” reality-show. I haven’t been there in a few years, but I might give it another try for old time’s sake…. Olde Hitching Post. ... N.J., in hope of keeping the restaurant open. On a surprising twist, the only one who closed is Chiarella's Restaurant, with the other two … ... Chierello and Leones to see if the owners heeded his advice. My son loved when we got to sit at the sewing machine table with the pedals underneath. Featured in season 5, this Fremont, CA-based steakhouse now has decent reviews, though some customers aren’t happy with… He encountered discord among staff, owners who didn’t know what they were doing (or who had simply lost their passion), people in over their heads, and menus that … S4 E1 44m. Three years ago, she fell into a coma following complications from an operation and her son Michael took over the business. Blackberry's. KITCHEN NIGHTMARES "Leone's" Season 5 Episode 2 airs Friday September 30 at 8pm on FOX. Mother Rose ran a very successful restaurant, Leone's, but during an operation ended up in a coma and two years later returns to find the place a messy ghost town under the ownership of her son. Kitchen Nightmares - The Greek at the Harbor - OPEN Chef Gordon Ramsay visits The Greek at the Harbor in Ventura, California. Pizzeria opened in 1985 - recently revamped by Chef Gordon Ramsay on Kitchen Nightmares Ramsay heads back to Cafe Hon, Chierello and Leones to see if the owners heeded his advice. Mother Rose ran a very successful restaurant, Leone's, but during an operation ended up in a coma and two years later returns to find the place a messy ghost town under the ownership of her son. Another Greek restaurant Kalamaki opened in its place in July, 2014. UPDATED: Last night’s Kitchen Nightmares, Montclair edition, was a nightmare for Leone’s manager Michael Restaino and a star turn for his mother, the unsinkable Rose Leone. Leone's Based on the hit British reality show, celebrity chef and Michelin Star winner Gordon Ramsay ("Hell's Kitchen, " "MasterChef") travels far and wide across America. DIRECTOR. Started by Rosemary Leone in 1996, this restaurant was once quite popular and busy. Bofos and his partner were seeking the help of the famous Greek-Italian chef in… ... Ramsay heads to Seattle to help Peter make much-needed changes to his Greek restaurant, Yanni's. With Gordon Ramsay, Gordon Kennedy, Arthur Smith, Diana. KITCHEN NIGHTMARES airs … 45 min. It used to be a relatively casual restaurant with better quality food. STARRING. Also liked the LOBSTER RAVIOLI, regular ravioli also good, and both guys who got mussels were quite pleased. Picky things: They served the bread in a basket with plastic packages of butter and filled up the table with pizzeria-size jars of spices – crushed red pepper, oregano. Arthur Smith. Whatever he did was not enough–the new paint job is nice, but the dinner I had there a few weeks ago was inedible. In this episode, Chef Gordon Ramsay visits the “The Greek at the Harbor” at Ventura, California. I haven’t been there in a while but the last thing I ate there was the chicken savoy and it was awful. Each week, Chef Ramsay will attempt to turn one failing restaurant into the most popular, sought-after venue in town. We were half expecting an appearance from Restaino’s brother, Dominic Restaino of Cuban Pete’s (now that would have been good reality TV! The shrimp scampi on a potato crostini was a clever presentation (potatoes were cut with skins on to resemble a hearty slice of bread) but the dish was overall swimming in too much oil. Yanni s greek restaurant now in 2018 the after kitchen nightmares update in the weeks that followed gordan s visit peter managed to successfully adapt to the new changes. I like the owner Rose and it’s sad to see her son running the place into the ground. Kitchen Nightmares - Leone's - OPEN In this Kitchen Nightmares episode, Chef Gordon Ramsay visits Leone's in Montclair, New Jersey. “I canceled my own show on Fox, Kitchen Nightmares,” Ramsay said. Get once-daily headlines and occasional breaking news in your inbox. He had a rough start, but Michael ultimately pulled it together and everyone was happy (at least on TV), especially Rose. Gordon Ramsay filming Kitchen Nightmares in Montclair today. Little better. Here is the thing, there are two types of Italian places in town–the real upscale (a la Fascino and Corso 98) and the casual family style more like Nauna’s. Add the first question. Yours truly was there the night of the makeover, and what stood out from the dishes we tried on the revised menu were the mushrooms, truffle and taleggio pizza and a crab cappellini with chili, lime and garlic (albeit too much garlic — something Ramsay had scolded them about). There are so many Italian restaurants in Montclair now so the competition must be tough. that you find in a pizzeria but food was good and reasonably priced. Bruna worked for the restaurant for a year and a half during the time of filming. It’s very difficult for anyone to change their habits. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. There was plenty of scary stuff, too. Episode 14 43 mins. Restaino was to blame for virtually everything that had gone wrong in the South Park street restaurant since his mother had to leave the helm due to health problems two years ago (she went in for a routine kidney stone removal and ended up in a coma!) If I am going to go out, shall stick w fascino, osteria giotto, bar cara, etc. Also, one of the last things you’d ever see me order for dessert would be carrot cake, but it was fantastic. Kitchen Nightmares (US) S05 E02: Leone’s, Montclair, New Jersey - OPEN. Montclair (“affluent suburb just 20 minutes from Manhattan”) and its other Italian restaurants, including Tosca and Giotto, got love in the episode, as Ramsay showed the Leone’s staff what their food should look like, in an art exhibit around the corner at Church Street’s Gallery 51, showcasing photos of food from their competition. Pizza was excellent and desert was also very good. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Ramsay visits Leone's, an Italian eatery in Montclair, N.J., in hope of keeping the restaurant open. It’s hard for me to see them competing with the higher end Italian restaurants in town. we ate there last month, post ramsay, and really enjoyed our meals. ... Ramsay heads to Seattle to help Peter make much-needed changes to his Greek restaurant, Yanni's. All eight of us really liked our dinners and we tried each others’ dishes. Had a Ramsay special, was ok. Pantaleone s featured in kitchen nightmares season 7 episode 2 and is open business improved 70 after the episode aired and they added a delivery service in 2017. Instead of being happy to see me, Rose sat there counting a wad of cash for over a minute before even greeting us. It was great to see Rose SMOKING outside the restaurant the other day. S4Ep8, Greek at the Harbor: Chef Ramsay visits Ventura, CA, determined to breathe new life and energy into Greek at the Harbor restaurant. (30 Sep 2011). A grown-up Hana later resurfaces in Chef Gordon Ramsay's reality show Kitchen Nightmares (Season 3 Episode 11). I’ve eaten at Leone’s twice since the makeover and both times the food and services was very good. He also made over the former menu — pairing down a book of 150 choices to a scaled-down one page. Almost thought Greek Village was one too, but that would have been odd. Granted, he did absolutely nothing to help. Spoiler alert — if you want to watch on DVR, then read no further. Better than seeing her smoke INSIDE the restaurant….. POSTED BY fanadink | October 05, 2011 @ 1:46 pm Leone's has been selected to get the full Gordon Ramsey treatment on Kitchen Nightmares, a reality TV series on the Fox network. S04:E05 - Luigi's. She was struggling to use the POS system as it … In this episode of Kitchen Nightmares, chef Ramsay visits once popular family run restaurant Leone’s in Montclair, New Jersey. I had that again this Saturday night with a large party. ), but nary a mention. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. It’s easy to be motivated at first, but staying the course will be the real challenge. Out of our party of seven, only two enjoyed their meals. Ramsay arrives on the scene in ridiculous fashion (muscle car, motorcycle, sled-dog), sits down for a meal, and proceeds to tell the owner what absolute crap the food is. 1,033 were here. All in all, we enjoyed our meal and the newly redecorated space, and I wish them the very best of luck. I agree that they could replace the big shakers of hot pepper etc. Leone's. (Hey Montclair chefs, if your food was part of art work featured, write me at tips at baristanet dot com and tell us what dish.) also, remember, with reality tv they always have to up the drama factor. This restaurant is owned is Makis and his wife and was established in the year 1994. I had a shrimp and pasta dish and thought it was great. I had always assumed Leone’s fell into the later category. Ramsay visits Leone's, an Italian eatery in Montclair, N.J., in hope of keeping the restaurant open. UPDATED: Last night’s Kitchen Nightmares, Montclair edition, was a nightmare for Leone’s manager Michael Restaino and a star turn for his mother, the unsinkable Rose Leone. I missed the first half of the show, but that’s sad to hear about Rose’s medical issues. I used to go to Leone’s often back in the day and it was good. Lifestyle. TV-14. After discovering the poor sanitary conditions and bad food handling practices going on in the kitchen, Ramsay ordered Leone’s to “Shut it down!” in the middle of dinner service. Directed by Jay Hunter. I always watch "Kitchen Nightmares" and sometimes, when Chef Ramsey updates an Italian restaurant, his food choices are maybe a bit too "foodie" for what locals want. Now it seems more like an inferior fancy restaurant. We all thought the best dishes were the CAPPELINI ANGELICA, PENNE ZUCCA and PENNE TURANO. Went back 2 weeks ago out of curiosity. Kitchen Nightmares Season 4 View all. She also said the spot with him taking photos of dishes was our place, booths were evident and son Anthony, Fascino’s manager is seen very quickly handing Ramsay a dish. The reviews for the new restaurant are mainly good and most regulars from Kati Allo have become customers there as well. After four seasons of Kitchen Nightmares, the routine is highly predictable but somehow still effective. But it did sound like much of the blame was being pinned on Michael for being lazy and inefficient. It was only a couple of months ago when restaurant owner Michalis Bofos, 42, participated in the Greek version of “Kitchen Nightmares”, a reality television series hosted by chef Hector Botrini. So it appears that even though Kati Allo has disappeared, the Greek food tradition remains at the location. Bruna is perhaps the best looking waitress in the entire run of Kitchen Nightmares. The CALAMARI ARRIBIATTA app was good, didn’t try the mussels marinara app but others liked them. Went in August (post Ramsey) with my wife. Prices were reasonable, decor was excellent. My wife and I ate at Leone’s in August after the taping but before the airing to see if it had changed for the better. I really do hope they turn things around and are successful again. I agree with raeven. That took up a lot of table space and made for a confusing dining experience (is it a pizzeria or something more upscale?). Gordon Ramsay. Gordon Ramsay. I went in once in 2004 to do a looksie for a shower I was throwing. No complaints about two desserts — a creamy panna cotta with strawberries and lemon and a chocolate mousse cake were both homeruns. Michael got the shaft here. Restaurant still goes by the same name and has average to below average reviews. The Greek at the Harbor on Kitchen Nightmares Arriving at the harbor, the celebrity chef is quick to notice the abundance of foot traffic. 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