Restaurants & Bars 4

Pietra's - Family Style Italian - Milford CT

cheereeo | Jan 20, 200812:17 PM

Went to Pietra's for a family dinner, party of 15, Saturday night at 6PM. This restaurant has gone in on the Post Road, near North Street (Route 121). Several other restaurants and bars have come and gone at this location before this little find. If you like standard good Italian and love eating family style, then you will enjoy this restaurant. All staff are extremely friendly. Upon our arrival, the entire dining establishment was packed as it was when we left. I was surprised at the number of tables in this restaurant. All plates serve two or more, like Carmine's or Tony diNapoli in NYC. I cannot remember the exact names of all the dishes we had since I didn't place the order, but we started with mixed salad (with a really nice light creamy house dressing), caesar salad (OK), and fried calamari (standard style), grilled portobello, and tomato and mozz (why restaurants still serve this dish when tomatoes are not in season is beyond me) for apps. We selected about seven entrees that also come with a large saute pan filled with sauced capellini. Some of our entrees were a special of tilapia that was loaded with tiny clams and other seafood, chicken scarpiello, a chicken and eggplant dish, veal parm, an incredible veal and mushroom dish with brown sauce, a chicken and vegetable with brown sauce special, and another dish I can't remember. They were kid-friendly and provide a small plate of plain raviolis for the child at our table. My only complaint--and it is minor--is that the shrimp in the tilapia special were those tiny canned sort--I wonder what they use for their regular shrimp dishes. Dessert list was very robust, and are served individually, and included profiteroles (rolled in mousse no less!), napoleon, tiramisu, sorbets served in the fruit, gelato, chocolate mousse cake, and tartufo. There was a nice size bar that you can see from the lower dining room with several TVs. The upper dining room (where we did not sit) you can see slightly into the semi-open kitchen. Acoustics are kind of loud because ceilings are relatively low with the bustling crowd of patrons. Overall, it was a fun night out with family, especially for large family parties. Co-owner said no website yet, but they are working on it. They've been open three months.

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