Owner and chef Marco Turo heard they dropped by and had dinner, but didn't know when, or how he fared. But word is it was thumbs up for , as a TV crew from NECN's TV Diner with Billy Costa visited yesterday for a long shoot at the restaurant.
The crew filmed Turo and his staff, which includes Executive Chef Bruno Granato, who prepared seven meals for a segment that will air on Saturday, April 2, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on NECN.
"They did a review a few weeks ago," said Turo. "They came in, and I found out they gave us the gold plate, which is good. So they wanted to come in and do a video shoot. The two-hour shoot will be condensed into about a seven minute segment."
Turo said he's throwing a party in the newest room of Bistro Limoncello (the addition opened in December), adding a plasma TV for guests to watch the show.
"It should be phenomenal," said Turo. "They said to be prepared to be swamped. This is big for me. They hear stories about what is good and what is not. I had no idea when they came."
Truro said the reviewers ordered the house antipasto, homemade meatballs, the veal braciole and angel hair carbonara.
Bistro Limoncello has been open since October of last year, and added a new room on Dec. 1. "Since I opened the new room, I've tripled business," Truro said.
The restaurant was recently given the green light to add outdoor seating; the tables and chairs are ready to go, and Truro is shooting to have seating for about 25 people outside available for May 1.
Bistro Limoncello features live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights, and next month is adding an open mic on Thursday nights.
"And make your Mother's Day reservations," Truro added. "We're open from 1-10 p.m. on that day."