Like the antique stores and old village surrounding the eatery, Roberto's Italian Eatery is worth finding and staying to eat! You have to look for it - it is a little yellow house in a complex of 3-4 antique shops. It is on the right side of the road (if you are heading south), just north of McIntosh, FL. The service was a little slow, but perhaps this is because all meals are cooked to order, and the food was definitely worth the wait. Besides, there was wonderful live music (acoustic guitar) that we thoroughly enjoyed, so we did not mind the wait.
My husband got the salmon with gorgonzola and balsamic vinegar reduction special, and I got the chicken parmesan. Both were outstanding - served in an attractive manner and cooked to perfection. My appetizer, the bean soup, was very good. Since I am not a fan of bean soups, I expected to taste it and pass it on to my husband, but I kept it and ate every single drop of it. The tiramisu I ordered for dessert was a little different than I expected, but if one stirs it up so that the "crust" at the bottom of the dish gets mixed in with the rest of the dessert, it is delectable.
We stopped in here on a "backroads" trip from seeing the Braves play (and win) in Kissimmee/Orlando to home in Gainesville, FL and after our wonderful dinner experience we headed home - the perfect end to a perfect day! We decided this was our new "go to" place when we want a spcial night out together. Also, the price was very reasonable - we both had our appetizers, our entrees, tea, and dessert and the bill was around $50.00 including tip.
They are not open every day, so check their facebook page for times, days, and menu specials.
The only downside is that only one of the waitresses seemed to be a "regular". We had the impression that part of the wait staff were "filling in", but nonetheless, our water/tea glasses were kept filled and, like I said earlier, the slow service was not a problem for us since the music was great, the food was fantastic, and we were enjoying a leisurely day.
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