We've been to Lauletta's (11th St.,just south of Morris) twice this month, so it's time I gave a report.
A few weeks ago we went there without a reservtion. Luckily, it was early and they could fit us in.
We both had the grilled calimari appetizer, which is wonderful. The calimari was light and tender - melted in the mouth - and grilled just enough to be done. It's served with a lemon wedge, and that's it - no breading, no fancy stuff - marvelous. That night we both had the gnocchi, which was very good, but my eye was on the fish that Joe Lauletta was grilling very close to where we were sitting. His fish and seafood are very fresh, and he doesn't overcook anything.
This past weekend we went back - having made a reservation - and brought wine, since it's BYOB. My husband and I had to have the calimari again. One friend had a salad of mixed greens and bleu cheese, with apples, candied walnuts and a honey/vinaigrette dressing. She loved it, and had plenty to share with her husband.
For entrees we had the scallops in a creamy cajun sauce, with delicious spinach sitting on a grilled portabello mushroom. It was an outstanding entree. Our friends had pasta; one had the gnocchi, and the other had linguini with wild mushrooms, tomato and basil that he raved about.
We managed dessert, because they have a capuccino tartuffo that is lovely to share.
This little restaurant, with it's talented chef, is consistently good. One more addition to the great BYOB's in our area!
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