Monday, May 14, 2012
This place has a very friendly, small-town feel. The owners, Anni and Andy interact with their customers, the customers interact with each other, so, if you want to be in your own little bubble, don't go here. For those of you who like people and good food, you have to give this place a try. It was the most fun I'd had in a restaurant in a long time!
Now, to be honest, my dinner partner did not want to get out of the car after we pulled up, it took 3 minutes of coaxing to make him walk through the front door, he ended up having an even better time than I, so do not be put off by the outward appearance, (a good rule to live by anyway). The inside is rather small and has an order counter, but Andy took our order at the table anyway.
We started with an antipasta plate and toasted ravioli. We both could have made a meal out of the antipasta plate and warm bread alone. Anni chided me for not eating my tomatoes, it felt like my own Mom scolding me, I loved it!
The salads were good and just slightly drizzled with oil. But the best thing was the Spedini. Wow. The Spedini here is not rolled; it is a tenderized breast, served flat. It may well be my favorite Spedini in town. The pasta was actually served warm AND al dente with a red sauce (I know, you'd think that this would not be a difficult thing to accomplish, but it seems that most places can't pull this off, Sorrento's did).
The owners told me they cook their house made Italian Sausage in the sauce which leaves behind a slight fennel flavor, nice. Next time I have to try the Italian Sausage, they were rolling their own meat balls as we were leaving, so I know those are house made as well, and I can't wait to try those either.
This place serves beer and wine. The other notables are that they close at 7:30 PM nightly (so get here early) and are closed Saturdays and Sundays.