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Sofia Ristorante, Hudson

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Sofia Ristorante, Hudson

K | Jun 7, 2004 10:43 AM

Went last week. It is on Main St. in Hudson and has been open since mid-May. Meal started with a good, chewy foccacia and garlic-infused olive oil. We tried the homemade gnocchi and a grilled sea bass. The gnocchi was terrific, very light and didn't leave me with that heavy potato "thud" in my stomach. It was served with a fresh tomato and basil sauce. The sea bass was grilled to perfection and served with tender asparagus. Very fresh, light cooking, quite unlike other "red sauce" pasta places around here. Portions are small, however, and entrees do not include salad or much in the way of sides. Just a small side of vegetables came with the fish, no starch, and it was around $20. The gnocchi was reasonable, around $10, but I had to order a salad separately for $5 and it was a plate of plain lettuce with a couple pieces of tomato with olive oil and balsamic. Honestly, we left hungry. I liked the cooking, and appreciate that it is authentically Italian and not Italian-American, but I think it may be a hard sell to most people in this area who are used to bigger portions for their money and a different style of Italian food. We will go back because the food was really good, but it would be nice to have a salad and a couple sides included with a $20 entree. I'd be interested in others' thoughts?

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