Had a great meal Saturday night at Teodora.Had been very anxious to try it out after reading some of the Chowhound feedback and it did not disappoint.I must have walked by this place dozens of time and never noticed it.
Ambience/Service-The upstairs front room was full and my wife did not want to sit on the first floor so we ended up sitting in the rear on the 2nd floor.Very nice warm atmosphere.Lots of candles.Romantic place.The service was interesting.It was VERY slow in getting drink orders and our waiter did not get by our table that often.I think he was the only waiter upstairs but the meals were served timely.We could not get upset though because our waiter was very nice and helpful.I found it interesting that all the waiters speak Italian and that many of the customers also spoke Italian.In fact,we were one of only a few couples in the place that spoke English.
Appetizers-We tried the Piadina flatbread served with different salamis.Very filling.My wife had a salad made of thinly sliced baby artichokes with parmesan chese shavings in a simple lemon dressing.She absolutely loved it and said it was the best she has ever had.I also had the Pasatelli soup which is contains hand rolled parmesan cheese and bread crumbs served in a chicken broth.Fantastic! The best soup I have ever had.The chicken broth was amazing.I will be back for that alone.
Entrees-My wife ordered the Filet Mignon which was served thinly sliced with broccoli rabe.It was delicious.The meat was sauteed in a simple herb,garlic and oil.Very flavorful.I ordered the Fazzoletto,triangle shaped pasta,resembling large ravioli,filled with ricotta cheese and spinach and served in a butter and sage sauce.I loved it.Pasta was cooked perfectly and I love anything in a butter sauce.
Desserts-I had an unmemorable slice of warm chocolate mousse cake but my wife loved her Italian cheesecake.It was served not as a slice but as a round individual mini cake in a rasberry sauce.She said it was the best she has had other than the Italian cheesecake at Roberto's.
The price for the 3 appetizers,2 entrees and 2 desserts plus several glasses of house red and a couple mixed drinks came to $128.00 before tip.Great value for a terrific dining experience.I have not tried his other restaurant Celeste yet but I hope the food is as good.Thanks for the recomendation.Perfect place for someone looking for "romantic" Italian.
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