On last night's episode of "Restaurant: Impossible," Robert Irvine traveled to Fountain Hills, Ariz. to visit "Sapori D'Italia," owned by the Manno family. Husband and wife, Gasper and Maria and their sons, David and Jonathan are on the verge of losing their restaurant, their home and their sanity. Can Robert be their salvation?
This dysfunctional family needs help with their communication. Each person has their own ideas of how the restaurant should be run, and they love each other, but need a good mediator to recognize and solve their problems.
Robert watched a service that was a failure. Some of the wait staff acted like they did not know what they were doing. The food was not up to par for an Italian restaurant. Maria has been complaining about the food for a while, but the husband and wife do not listen to each other.
Cheryl, the designer saw the place and went to work immediately. They got the staff to empty the place out so Cheryl and Tom could get to work. While Robert met with the wait staff and the owners, there was no knowledge of their job, and they seemed to have no respect for the owners.
The four family members were all in tears at the confrontation and confessional that Robert was leading. Once they all got out their frustrations, they agreed to work together. The fact that the restaurant was failing gave them more stress that continued to drive them down further.
Robert sent the wait staff home to study the menu and then quizzed them the next day. All passed with flying colors and seemed to have a new enthusiasm for their job. Robert gave the kitchen staff the basics of Italian cooking and now the place is running the way it should.
The revamping of the interior was absolutely spectacular. The family was dumbfounded at the transition. It was awesome, and they could not be more grateful. Now they all have a future, and it is as bright as the Arizona sun, thanks to Robert and his crew of "Restaurant: Impossible."
At the end of each show, Robert tells viewers to check his link to see how the restaurant is doing since his visit. Feel free to add your comments, especially if you have visited the restaurant. If you liked what you read, please click on the "Subscribe" button above, and you will never miss another post from this Examiner. Thanks!