For her main dish, Johnnie reprised the chicken piccata ($16.50) she so much enjoyed on her last visit. Indeed. The three pieces of chicken breast were moist and the sauce just tart enough. Accompanying was a small square bowl of a tasty pestoed eggplant mix. Sandy had a nice plate of spinach gnocchi ($18.50), the pasta special, which was in a just-right cream sauce, not so rich as to get cloying. My shrimp fra diavolo ($24.50) was wonderful, a huge bowl soupy with red broth, the shrimp and in-shell mussels swimming with house-made linguine.
Then dessert. Considering the prior meal, their tiramisu ($5.95) should have been trustworthy, as would have the profiterole or the vanilla ice cream covered with amaretto cookies and amaretto liqueur (both $6.95). But we decided to share the night's special, yellow cake with a not overly sweet white frosting in a pool of Limoncello and lemon zest. If not to die for, at least to risk injury. Fortunately, we were given spoons to share with, not forks, so we all survived to return again.
Bill Rodriguez can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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