Don Bauder 4 p.m., Oct. 16
Whatever happened to the two brothers Vito and Alfonso, who used to own Little Roma Italian restaurant?No argument on the attitude of the owners. I think my wife and I would eat there more often if we knew which mood would prevail that evening. Their daughter is quite service oriented and much more pleasant to deal with as is another waitress I've had in the past, but Joe is always in a bad mood and Rosa runs hot and cold. As far as the food, for us it's great. I wouldn't know carbonera from carbon credits though so spaghetti and meatballs is the norm for us and it's fine. Even though I've lived in La Mesa since '79, I never knew the previous owners, but they sounded like a good team.
— May 18, 2010 8:31 p.m.