This is our number one choice in Saratoga and there are many Italian places to choose from.
Don't be fooled by the strip mall location. Their pizzas are famous, but this is real Italian food.
Ironically, my favorite is the artichoke French appetizer with polenta and a wonderful lemon butter sauce. Get a love plate to share. Always look for the specials because they are excellent.
Last week I had cod on a bed of sauteed escarole with slivers of fennel and fronds of dill; combination unbelievably good. Homemade pappardelle and meatballs is a must try on the red side. Veal with sausage and peppers will be as good as you have ever had. Red wine selection by owner Giuseppe is wide ranging and reasonably priced. Joe and the wait staff are very helpful and attentive. Within the last two years they have added a full service bar and fantastic pastry counter. No matter how full you are, if you walk out that door, you'll be tempted to get something for tomorrows breakfast. You can pay a lot more for wannabe upscale Italian in this town, especially during the 40 day thoroughbred meet, but the food won't match MamaMia for quality and service and especially not for value.
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