In the land of half million dollar houses, chic boutiques and art cinemas, Petrillo's offers inlanders a great place to go for a satisfying meal without breaking the bank.
Located in a small shopping plaza, this unassuming place was our choice on a Tuesday evening in April for dinner part of "dinner and a movie."
Between the regular menu and the specials, there is something for everybody. I was particularly impressed by the New England Clam Chowder. The menu alerts diners that it is a "tad spicy." I really didn't detect spices, at least not in the "hot" sense. But that didn't matter. The soup was a hearty flavorful bowl of briny goodness, each spoonful brimming with clams. This was a real value at $4.95 and a serious competitor with chowders at more expensive places along the Connecticut shoreline. By the way, skip the cellphaned oyster crackers and down this chowder with Petrillo's incredibly delicious bread.
Stuffed filet of sole, doused with a tangy lemon butter sauce was not two but three filets wrapped around a fresh tasting seafood stuffing.
There were no complaints from my dining companion either who enjoyed a crock of French onion soup and a 1/2 rack of baby back ribs.
The dining room was a bit small, but comfortable with a pub theme dominating the decor. Service was great: knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.
If all that weren't enough, Petrillo's offers a 15% off coupon on their website. So, dinner for two, 2 soups, 2 entrées, soft drinks, tax and tip (after the discount) came to $48. No doubt, I'll be back.
By the way, the address listed here on tripadvisor is incorrect, Visit Petrillo's at 51 Boston Post Road, Madison.
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