I have not heard much about this place, nor have I ever read anything overwhelmingly positive about it on this board, so I thought I'd offer up a review of our meal there last Friday night. We had reservations for 8pm and when we arrived the dining room was about half-full. It is a colorful, vibrant space, and there are three small little "alcove" booths underneath a balcony area that would make for a pretty nice little romantic spot...I will ask for one of those next time. We were greeted promptly and had excellent service from our waiter all night long. We started with an antipasto plate that included olives, roasted peppers, sopressata, prosciutto, cheese and marinated vegetables. The plate was piled high and a balsamic syrup and really good pesto dotted the plate. We enjoyed all of it, the kicker being the two cheese stuffed figs wrapped in crispy prosciutto. They were delicious.
For dinner I had the ricotta gnocchi served with sauteed wild mushrooms and cippolini onions in a light tomato sauce. I went for the half portion (appx $11) and added shrimp - the portion was huge and I took home plenty for dinner the next night. It was really, really good - flavorful sauce, perfectly cooked shrimp, fluffy gnocchi. All pastas are served with the choice of half or whole portions and the option to add chicken, shrimp and a few other protiens that I can't recall right now. My husband had the chicken marsala which was amazing...very tender chicken topped with a deeply flavored marsala sauce served alongside whipped potatoes and sauteed zucchini (which he NEVER eats at home and devoured here).
A bottle of nice red wine, a large shared appetizer and two entrees came to appx $70 before tip, more than fair for what we felt received in terms of quality and service. For us, Fiore's was a very nice meal and a place we will definitey return to.
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