Let me start this by saying, we often go to Piermont, but never went to Confetti! Why? it seemed too large and trendy to have good food, not fair to make that assumption!! So on Sunday, one of the hottest days imaginable, we took a ride to Piermont, too hot to eat outside, and decided to give Confetti a try. Sat in the bar area, ordered Prosecco, they were out of it, everyone drinking Prosecco the night before the very nice waiter said, He then ventured to find me a nice summery wine, and he did, delicious and reasonably priced! They brought out a bread basket of the most gorgeous foccacia, and olives and some dips, perfect with the wine, while we waited for our lunch. There were two things on the menu that are my favorites in the world, but, so far, with the exception of one other restaurant, have been a complete bust everywhere, even the finest and most expensive restaurants!! Fried Artichokes and Pasta all Amatriciana! We fell in love with these two dishes on our trips to Rome, an everyday dish, done in every restaurant--but no one ever does it right here! I joked with the waiter--saying I am going to take a chance on this and ordered the fried artichokes which we shared--they were crispy and delicious on a beautiful piece of good bread toasted. So yummy, I could have eaten more of them and called it a day! My husband had roast suckling pig with escarole and white beans and polenta. He absolutely loved it. I tasted it and it was so good! I "dared" to order the "Paccheri all Amatriciana" , even though the waiter jokingly assured me if I had it I would be back "next week" I really and truly expected to be disappointed! Out came my pasta in a beautiful presentation. The waiter said "I am not leaving until you taste it" I did, and said it is fabulous, after eating some more I called him back and said, the pasta is perfect "al dente" and this is the best pasta I have had in a restaurant in years!! He then brought out the chef--who turned out to be from Venice, we had a lovely conversation and I told him that I had given up hope of ever getting a decent dish of Amatriciana in the US, and that I was absolutely thrilled with it. Our experience was excellent the waiter was charming and funny and our lunch was exceptional. We had great food and service. We will definitely go back and bring the friends we went to Rome with as they too have been yearning for a good dish of Amatriciana!!!
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