Always reading about this store on FB... and not knowing who the owners were...or what their food was about...(doubting Brooklyn Boy here) On our way to Trader Joe's we were starving and decided that this should be our first stop in Sarasota .... Upon walking in.. I could "smell" the authenticity ...;-) Being a Brooklyn Boy... I know my Mozzi.. I lived a block away from Lioni King of Mozzarella on 15th Ave. in Brooklyn.. LOL.. Oh back to this review...
So I walked up to the counter and saw this "Gigunda" tray of Antipasti it was calling my name...;-) as every thing else was..Oy Vey... I know this was going to be a tuff call... But then the owner appeared and offered some suggestions.. Try a #5 Veal cutlet .. with Broccoli Rabe,,She said... and Debi had the Eggplant Parm...(which is one of Debi's best dishes) we shared a small Antipasti.. and the rest was History... we took home another portion of the Antipasti for the road...as we began talking as NY'ers do.. "Where do you come from" ...?. Where do YOU come from.....? Like someone is going to come from a Better more "Brooklyn Place" than the other person... LOL.. Well it turns out that When I mentioned Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge .. BINGO... Bells and whistles went off... Seems that I was a fan of the Owners first Restaurant in Brooklyn "Club 101" for many years...Mike is an accomplished Chef... His wife Is an amazingly sweet, friendly and accommodating gal.. and what ever you taste their... your tongue will be happy that you did:-) So.. with the first bite... Debi say's.. (now mind you she is Italian and a good no make that Great Cook)..."Ummm.. His Marinara Sauce is GUUD.... so what does that tell you.? If a Brooklyn Italian Girl who Cooks.. Says someone else's "Sauce" is Good... Need I say more... Forget all the pomp and circumstance of the sidewalk cafe's in Sarasota.. Do your self a Favor...and head over to Mozzarella Fella... Tell 'em Larry "TheWizard" Siegfried sent ya... You'll be glad you did.. ;-)
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