This restaurant reminds me a lot of Italian restaurants I have visited in Chicago and Santa Monica. There is an old-fashioned quality from the decor to the level of service. This is a family restaurant, but also could be a great place to take a date or have a romantic night out. The prices are medium range with the most expensive items on the menu running about $20.
Servers are attentive. My water glass never fell below half-full. I came here with my teenage son. My son gobbled down the bread sticks, which came warm, fluffy, with a dusting of herbs. The bread sticks were served with an oil and balsamic vinegar dipping sauce sprinkled with ground pepper and other seasonings. The seasonings were a bit over-done, but otherwise quite good.
Entrees can be ordered with Caesar salad, house salad, or your choice of minestrone soup or soup of the day. The soup of the day was a clam chowder (it being a Friday night). The soup was served as a small cup, but more than sufficient. It was accompanied with oyster crackers, which certainly recalled another era. The clam chowder was rich and full-bodied. My son declared the soup itself a meal.
My son ordered a penne pasta with broccoli and chicken in a cream sauce. It was a large, generous serving, dusted with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. There was enough leftover to take home for another meal next day. I ordered the Osso Busso, a lamb dish over risotto. The risotto was done well, not overcooked or starchy, just the right amount of creaminess. The lamb was perfection, falling off the bone, and a lovely gravy.
This place is a definite come-again....and again...and again. I have no doubt that if I was a regular visitor the staff would recognize me and we would develop a long and wonderful relationship.
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