Having gourmet Italian in-laws, I was a little…
3.5 stars with room to improve!
Recently had a lovely dinner at VinciTorio's with Yelp pals Jim and Audrey W. Although there was a problem with our reservation not being carried over from one notebook to another (huh?), it was easily corrected with a short (well maybe not so short) wait. While waiting, I caught a glimpse of their patio which looks very promising for a future visit.
Once seated, we were soon greeted with tasty garlic bread. I'm sure at some point, they considered charging us for the bread given our repeated requests for refills! Our server was not only knowledgeable about the menu, but very familiar with the wine list as well. When I asked for a description of my chosen Verdicchio, his description was spot-on and I was not disappointed.
I was somewhat disappointed with my entree, Salmon & Shrimp Vincitorio's. Described as "Fresh Atlantic salmon filets and jumbo shrimp, sauteed with mushrooms, leeks, in our light cream sauce with a touch of tomato, served over fettuccine," I was a little surprised to find more than a touch of tomato. It was more of a tomato cream sauce, although still light and very good. The fettuccine was delicious even though I don't believe this particular pasta is hand-made. My complaint is with the seafood. The salmon filets were actually pieces of filet which would have been okay had they not been so dry. The jumbo shrimp consisted of 3 shrimp which were also slightly overdone. At $19.95, this may have been the priciest item on the menu, but probably was not the best.
Dessert was definitely the star of the show. The tiramisu was not only a generous portion, it was fantastic. The panna cotta was smooth and creamy, with no gelatinous texture. The gelato covered in a chocolate shell was liked a gourmet version of a DQ dip cone. This was probably my favorite. I would return to VinciTorio's for the desserts alone!
October 24, 2021 2:14 am
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