Koh Tao is a great little island located on the Gulf of Thailand (Southeastern Thailand), with great snorkeling trips for under $15/day, and a wide selection of great western food. Some of the best things to eat on the island include: Fruit Shakes, Fruit Yogurt and Muesli, and Banana Nutella Pancakes. But even better is Dolce Vita. If you’re looking for great Italian food, look no further. We came here for my birthday dinner, and were so happy with our choice to splurge here. Starting with the funny glasses that tilt to the side, to the bobble head dog that came with the check, it was in some ways not your traditional Italian restaurant experience (you of course need to take your shoes off before entering). We started with Bruschetta, which did not disappoint, and I was in food heaven with my 16-month-aged Ham and Homemade Taglietti pasta. It was one of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever had! I couldn’t imagine how good ham can taste, until I tried this.
‘Italian Cuisine/Pasta’ Category
February 22, 2012 by Nina
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December 12, 2011 by Nina
It’s hard for me to enjoy a place like Savonna’s when I much prefer a restaurant that has homemade food that is much cheaper, like Mint, which is right next door. The pasta lunch special includes heaping portions of traditional foods like bolognese and lasagna, which some people just love. Dinners are expensive, but lunch is reasonable (still, around the same price of dinner at Mint). I had the Butternut Squash Ravioli and my mom had the Savonna Salad. I liked the salad (it had pears, strawberries, and chicken in it) and the ravioli was very good (it came with walnuts and warm cheese), but was literally swimming in butter. I’ve also had the Fig and Ricotta Pizza, which is definitely the best thing on the menu. Overall, the food is good, but not outstanding and there are definitely better places to eat in the Rondout, but it’s a nice place to go for a meal with the family.
Kingston, NY 12401
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November 19, 2011 by Nina
1. Focacceria: Ravioli filled with Porcini Mushrooms served in a Light Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
2. Bell’s Cafe: Pumpkin Ravioli in Sage Butter
3. Rabia’s: Apple Ravioli with Fig
4. Max London’s: Three Cheese Ravioli in Truffle Oil
5. Gigi’s: Butternut Squash and Mascarpone Filled Ravioli, Parmesan, and Crumbled Amaretti
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October 26, 2011 by Nina
While in Orlando going to Disney for the very first time, we went to an Italian restaurant that has really stuck in my mind as one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. I remember feeling like it was really fancy, with beautiful chairs and tables cloths. The ravioli I had was orgasmic. I remember feeling like I was in food heaven (and how often can we say that?). The service was also really great. I hope some time I am in the area, so I can re-review and take photos, and I hope the ravioli is as good as I have in my memory.
October 21, 2011 by Nina
I used to really love La Florentina, and it was one of my favorite restaurants in the area, but since having developed a much more sophisticated taste for food, I enjoy this restaurant less. My favorite part is still the bread that comes fresh out of the oven, pipping hot with fresh herbs on top (is it free though?). The pizza here is good, but not as exceptional as I used to believe. The pasta dishes are only slightly better than Olive Garden, and therefore, I find them to be overpriced. Still, it’s known for its pizza, so you should only order pizza. The Shrimp Florentina (shrimp, fresh tomatoes, fresh spinach, homemade mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, onions, red peppers, and black olives) is one of my favorites. The latest time that I went I had the Carbonara with fettuccine (peas and prosciuttto in a creamy sauce). I’ve had this dish before at Cafe Tamayo where it is gourmet, and outstanding. This did not compare. The prosciutto I am pretty sure was actually ham. I probably wouldn’t order it again since I think it cost more than it was worth (not too difficult to make a cream sauce and cook store bought noodles), but then again, I should have known better than to order that. If you go here, definitely stick to pizza, which is great.
Category Italian Cuisine/Pasta, Kingston, NY, Pizza | Tags: and black olives),Carbonara with fettuccine (peas and prosciuttto in a creamy sauce),cheddar cheese,fresh spinach,fresh tomatoes,homemade mozzarella cheese,kingston,La Florentina,ny,Onions,pizza,pizza in kingston,red peppers,Shrimp Florentina (shrimp | 2 Comments