As I was about to work on my WIAW post I realized I really indulged in some very yummy Italian food this week, so why not pay homage to the country that I lived in for a summer and is a big part of my heritage! I will still participate in WIAW but why not take a look at some tasty Italian food on a Monday!
It was my sister’s birthday this past week so my family and I went out to Sanducci’s Trattoria. This place is a classic for us, I have grown up going to this restaurant and it’s just always good, homey, Italian food.
We are cool and go for the Early Bird Special (we got there at like 6:15, that’s not SO early 😉 ) and for $17.95 you get a salad or soup, entree, and dessert with coffee. Awesome deal!
We started with the Fried Calamari. (This I wasn’t impressed with, small portion and expensive, and just “ok”)
My Salad: The house dressing is SO good:
My entree: I got the Chicken Saltimboca, which has peppers, mushrooms, and potatoes and veggies on the side- SOO good!
For dessert: Delicous Tiramisu!!
On Saturday I went out with my sister and a few of her friends to the city to celebrate her birthday part 2. We went to Monte’s Trattoria on Macdougal Street. This was my first time and I def recommend it!! It is like an old school, NY, Italian joint. It has been there since 1918!
For apps we shared a sampler platter and fried zucchini. Nothing major to write home about, but still good!
Since I saw they had homemade pasta, I decided I had to go for it! There were SO many good things on the menu, but I am SO happy that I ordered what I ordered.
I got the Cannelloni, which was a spinach pasta, stuffed with veal, spinach and ricotta, with a Bechemel and tomato sauce and the house salad.
OH MY GOD. This was SO GOOD! Like I didn’t want it to end. I savored every bite and must go back for it soon!
I had to head home quickly after so I couldn’t stay for dessert (boo!) but it was just an amazing meal!
And to cap off my Italian post:
Sunday Dinner at home: really good sausage, homemade sauce, pasta, and of course some Kale on the side. 😉
What is your favorite Italian Food? Pizza and that Cannelloni and Gnocchi and my Rainbow cookies, AND haha the list could keep going…