When do you send food back? in Restaurant Life Posted July 11, 2019 · Edited July 11, 2019 by Jacksoup Added (log) Only once have I sent food back. It was at a well known and well respected restaurant in my area. It was handmade pasta with mushrooms. It was sooo salty I couldn’t have more than two bites. And I love salt. My friend ordered the same dish and agreed. The restaurant was very nice about it and we substituted something else.