We learned this restaurant is a family project of an experienced NYC chef. The food clearly shows this heritage. We went on a quiet night but if it were busy I can see they might get overwhelmed easily. They are a bit hard to find as we drove past twice before being able to read the hard to see sign behind a tree. Back to the food. We started with freshly made salads, all good and an excellent fresh bread with a Balsamic based dipping sauce Only ambitious chefs will attempt Osso Bucco but this was the second best I had ever eaten and was served over a traditional Polenta with the consistency of mashed potatoes. The Salmon was done perfectly and served over an average pasta. The Lamb Chops were excellent. Shrimp was freshly prepared and served over a blush pasta. We shared a couple of desserts and would recommend the homemade Italian style cheese cake. As a fairly new place you expect a little unevenness but we really found the food made up for it.
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