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Azzurri in Thornwood

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Azzurri in Thornwood

theatmosphere | Dec 23, 2007 07:34 AM

Dinner last night at Azzurri, I think this is nice, casual local option for red-sauce Italian. We split an appetizer of fried zucchini -- the zucchini was sweet and tender, not greasy, and the portion -- a heaping dinner plate -- for about $7. Entrees come with a choice of house salad (basic but fresh mixed greens in a balsamic vinaigrette) or a pasta; pastas come with salad.

I had the sausage & peppers entree, which again was very generous with a high ratio of sausage, which seemed like it had been grilled before being mixed with red and green peppers, onions, and a bit of marinara sauce. I really enjoyed it. My husband had the manicotti, which he said was very tasty but seemed to be a much smaller portion than my entree (as is often the case with stuffed pastas, I find... not just here).

Waiter recommended a special on a montepulciano by the glass -- we each had one at $8 apiece, a proper pour size and delicious. Crusty bread is on the table; water refilled regularly (the water thing is important to me!).

The host seemed to know a lot of the diners, so definitely a local joint. There is a bar as well. Worth trying if you are in that area (we went after the movies in Elmsford).

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