Restaurants & Bars

Limoncello Mamaroneck

biga290 | Oct 31, 200902:22 AM     1

I had a so so dinner last night at Limoncello, the new place on the Post Road formerly occupied by Ye Olde Toll Gate Steakhouse. I was seated upstairs in the old party room. Kind of dreary be sure and ask to be seated downstairs. The meal started off nicely with a complimentary plate of sopressata and provolone accompanied by very fresh Arthur Avenue bread. Then we ordered a very reasonably priced bottle of Heitz Cellars 2004 cab an excellent wine priced $25 less than i have ever seen it priced on a wine list. For apps my wife and I shared an order of the fried calamari and a caesar. I might have expected this kind of calamari at a hotel restaurant in Iowa -- all rings no doubt frozen no tentacles with the texture of a rubber sole. the caesar was pedestrian at best. following timely service of the apps the wait for the main courses was interminable and when my chicken scarpiello and my wife's veal sorrentino arrived they were both cold including the accompanying peas. Peas, please!!! we sent both back for heating and my wife's veal was ok nothing special but my scarpiello was dry and had virtually no cherry peppers or capers. We passed on desert. They brought us each (as they seem to do for everyone) a complimentary shot of their namesake limoncello liqueur, a very nice touch. Service was reasonably attentive but awkward -- they are definitely trying. on the whole a bit disappointing but except for the calamari and peas nothing i would not chalk about to being brand new. I would definitely go back in a few weeks to give them time to get the kinks out. The place definitely has potential and the owners who have some affiliation with Mullino's seem sincere and eager to please. Oh and also reasonably priced with apps $8-12, pastas $14-17 and secondi $18-28.

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