I couldn't take Danielle's yelling.
You had a lot of company. (See below.) It's a bad season for RTV Danielles...
What we're seeing isn't necessarily everything the cast created (or watched being created). There's a chance they put together just enough that the Dolces were able to give the result an emergency overhaul. Still, that would mean producing something that could be salvaged, and the closer they eventually come to what we're seeing now, the better they did in overcoming the Housewife Handicap.
The menu size doesn't surprise me: the team's current model was far too overloaded. The prices do -- that feels very low for Los Angeles. The place may be relying on having some low-cost ingredients, lots of customer turnover during service, and drinks. Notice that they're only open for dinner? Six p.m. to close -- not a lot of time to make money.