5:30pm rez. Drive was ok. Parking not as easy as we might have thought--some icy pavement in driveway. But, once inside, all was well.
Lovely attentive service; varied menu hard to choose from; we enjoyed
ourselves thoroughly. Fairly priced for the quality: our tab came to $100 for three appetizers, two pasta dishes as mains, lemon sorbet for hubby, homemade cannoli for me, + two coffees.
Now, let me get specific. I loved my oysters rockefellar! I mean, over the top perfect. Hubby ordered a their special Nonna's meatballs--two tender, large meatballs of beef/pork and something else, maybe veal--seriously good, and I had myself a big sauced taste. He also ordered an arugula salad, which was accompanied by a huge Roman whole stemmed artichoke, cherry tomatoes, shaved cheese on top--again, seriously good, and again, I had a good sized taste.
My main was sure to my liking: fettucine Pescatore: rimmed with mussels, loaded with clams, crabmeat, two huge shrimp, subtle, but
totally scrumptious sauce: taste could not be improved upon, and I
managed the whole large dish without struggle, albeit slowly.
Hubby's main a little more prosaic--Something Bolongese sauce, but
I was too focused on my dish to even taste.
Cannoli was great, but the surprise was the refreshing in-house made
I believe, lemon sorbet. The perfect ending to a lovely meal. I wound
up enjoying almost half of it. Coffee satisfactory, but the weakest link
in very satisfying dining experience.
We will be back. Thanks for the rec, CH's. It was quiet, but might
not have been if full. An asset to quiet Bala.