I had pretty much given up on Zanaro's in White Plains, but I found myself there Sunday night when some friends wanted cheap Italian food near City Center.
Apparently, they've re-done the menu and they have an executive chef and a real dessert menu. I'm not sure when this change happened, but I have to say that the menu looks delicious.
Unfortunately, I was with unadventurous eaters and we didn't get apps or desserts. I'm hoping some of you can tell me what's good, what's not good. We all had thin crust pizzas, so really didn't get to experiment - I'm hoping to go back on Friday. I had the "purgatory" pizza - some sort of cheese, very spicy, with poached eggs on top. Very flavorful, a tad bit greasy and would've liked some sort of vegetable on it. My friend got some sort of gyro pizza. This was delicious and unusual (again, a little too greasy, and the lamb had a cinnamon-y quality that I know is used in gyros, but I prefer the ones that don't have this.) Still, I liked this pizza - especially the tsatziki dollops on it. And my friend got another thin crust pizza that was perfectly fine but not very memorable (he's a boring eater).
Anybody sample the pasta, or some of the sauces? Or the apps or desserts?
I asked the waiter, and apparently anything marked in red (more than 35 percent of the menu, I think) are signature dishes of the new chef. I liked our meals enoguh to go back and try to order more stuff.
Wish I had more to report, but I wasn't really expecting anything when I went in there and was in a bit of a rush. Looking forward to giving it another shot.