The venue has a nice, comforting "Sunday supper" kinda vibe that appeals to all types of clientele...families, seniors, couples. In general, it’s a real crowd-pleaser. An exceptional basket of warm bread with olive oil for dipping was deposited right off the bat.
Entrees were quite hearty. I think the best thing ordered was the pork osso buco. The glossy, caramelized exterior looked like it had been shellacked, and then the entire shank collapsed into juicy little porcine ribbons at the touch of a fork.
The ravioli ultimately proved to be a tad too rich and heady for me, so I swapped it for my hubs' little veal roulades stuffed with cheese and prosciutto. Served nestled atop a creamy bed of polenta, this dish was a savory delight. UD seemed to feel that that he got the better end of the deal and had no problem cheerfully snorting the remainder of the truffled pasta. Win-win!
Our other companion selected chicken parmigiana. I'm not the best critic of this dish since it's not something I would ever order (just not a big fan of chicken breast meat), but it was quite nice. The meat was moist, the breading light and crispy and the sauce bright and tangy (bonus points for lots of cheese!).
Good times, good prices and good service. We all finished with a divine chocolate cannoli.
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