Minimum purchase required--avoid!.
Make sure you have an appetite b/c if you just go in for appetizers and don't meet the minimum food total, you will be charged. I think they think they are in Italy and you get charged for simply sitting down. Someone should alert them to the fact that they are in the United States. I would NEVER go back and was completely offended and disenchanted. With that practice I don't know that they will stay in business for another 53 years. Too many other restaurants out there that don't use that practice.
I held my wedding rehearsal dinner at the Continental Restaurant and had a wonderful time. The staff was very accommodating and extremely friendly, especially to my wife and I and the children who attended. I would reccommend the Continental to anyone for any event...or just dinner The food is great and the atmosphere is outstanding I give it a 10