November 21, 2011 by Nina
This was actually already on my wishlist before we decided to go to Saratoga Springs, and when we walked past it I recognized the name, so we had to go in. They also own the bakery next door, which had really wonderful looking bread. There was a wait, so we sat near the entrance, but when the owner saw us he sort of ushered the hostess over to give us a seat. It was dimly lit, with one long bench row with a mirror behind it. It was one of those restaurants where you’re almost sitting on top of the people next to you. I ordered the Polenta Fries and the Ravioli appetizers as my meal, and Julian had the Mushroom Pizza (Roasted Mushrooms, Taleggio Cheese, Baked Egg, and Truffle Oil). The ravioli were melt-in-your-mouth delicious, but even so, I felt that they were overpriced. The pizza was easily on my top 5 best I’ve ever had list. It was truly phenomenal. We were so happy with our meals. Also, the bathroom had a unique mural on the walls.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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November 19, 2011 by Nina
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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.
Antonio’s La Fiamma Ristorante
611 S Orlando Ave
Maitland, FL 32751
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October 24, 2011 by Nina
After a wonderful day of antiquing and blogging, Julian and I were ready for dinner. We drove from Hudson to Catskill, and ate at practically the only restaurant in town. I should back up and say that we saw this restaurant from the outside and thought it looked really cute, but we weren’t quite sure if we wanted to eat there, so we checked urbanspoon and saw that it had horrible ratings (in the 60% range). We decided to read the reviews because we were wondering who their audience is, as Catskill is not the nicest town. We read about people coming in their pajamas (it’s kind of a fancy restaurant), and all sorts of outlandish stories about the “horrible” service.
Kasmira said, “My family and I had just woken up, It was a Sunday and we decided to eat at Bell’s Cafe. BIG MISTAKE, we were in our pajamas, which was apparently a big problem for the waiter. We did not get any service for about 10 minuets. So we choose our own table, and then the waiter came. Snobby and very rude.” Uptown girl replied to the PJ family by saying, “Whatever makes you people think that you can go out in public (let alone a restaurant) in your pajama’s!!??” We thought the bad reviews sounded fishy and reeked of people who don’t have taste (did I just say that?), and we needed to see for ourselves. It is also the first time I have ever seen people comment on other people’s reviews, discrediting their options. After we thought about going in to eat, we asked a couple who were just leaving who said that the gnocchi is the best they’ve ever had. We were sold.
When we got inside, the waitress greeted us and was very cheerful. The restaurant is very charming inside, with a large blackboard that had the specials on it and also a note that said that they do not want to waste water, so if you want some, you must ask for it. To start, we had a Hot Cider, and their delicious warm bread with Salad Verde, which we gobbled up quickly. I had a difficult time deciding what to order (mussels, duck taco, or gnocchi), but ended up getting the Duck Taco (Soft Corn Taco with Duck Confit and Chipotle Sofrito). Julian had the Pumpkin Ravioli. We were in food heaven. The food was really exceptional. I liked that my taco was relatively spicy, and the ravioli was some of the best I’ve ever had (and that coming from someone who hates pumpkin!). We were really happy that we decided to go here, and I hope to try their brunch soon.
387 Main St
Catskill, NY 12414
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