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Friday, April 15, 2011

Bongiorno's Italian Restaurant

Last night we went to Bongiorno's. We really love it! First of all it looks like someone's living room and the space feels very charming and cozy. Second, the bar is great. Martinis, Manhattans, and everything we have tried from the bar has been exactly right. Plus the cocktail glasses are adorably old fashioned and not too huge or anything. The bread tastes really fresh, and the pesto is good. The salad dressings (we had the balsamic and the house dressing) were delicious. Every entrée we've had from there has been great. Last night I got the manicotti with ricotta, and Scott got the special which was scallops Provençale, with artichokes, tomatoes and white wine. In the past I have had the shrimp fra diavolo, and Scott has tried some veal and beef dishes that were really good. The first time we went he may have tried the chicken Cacciatorre, which I think he really enjoyed. Both of the owners came over to our table separately to see how things were. The staff was also really friendly with some really good recommendations. We didn't have any dessert (though I think we have tried the tiramisu and cannolis in the past and they were great), but I got some espresso and Scott got a cappuccino.    
As expected, the coffees were delicious. Then, the owners sent us over some free cocktails.
They call it "The Bongiorno". It was delicious. They wouldn't tell me what was in it, but I would guess grenadine, crème de cacao, and crème de menthe. It was a great time, like going over your old Italian aunt's house for dinner, if either of us actually had an old Italian aunt. We hadn't really been here in a while, but we have never been disappointed.

2 comments:

  1. Perfect timing, I have reservations for dinner here tonight! I've never been before, but I'm taking my parents out and "going over to old Italian aunt's house for dinner" is exactly the vibe I was hoping for.

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  2. Great enjoy!! Hopefully for you guys they still have the scallops special...

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